It can seem a little intimidating when you try to find the right food for your dog, no matter what their stage of life. There are so many foods on the market that it’s easy to be frozen by the number of choices. Knowing exactly how to read the label can take away some of the pressure and help you identify which foods are the highest quality and best for your dog.
A whole meat source should be one of the first ingredients on the list. Chicken, lamb, turkey, or duck are excellent sources of protein. Beef is the most likely allergen source for dogs, so if your senior dog has sensitive skin or has begun to show signs of allergies, then it may be an ingredient to avoid. High-quality meat provides not just protein, but also essential fatty acids that are essential to your dog’s health.