What are the best dog foods?

Lesley Moreno, Reporter

Although processed dog food, whether dry or wet, doesn’t look quite pleasing to us dog food is essential for animals. It contains all the nutrients a dog must have to stay healthy. There are friendly budgeted dog foods that contain all the essentials for dogs, to find the best dog food for your dog, be aware of any digestive issues with your animal and read dog food labels.
Dog foods to really keep away from contain preservatives, synthetic vitamins, colorant, moisturizer, and a few unknown sources from generic “meat”. BHA a preservative linked to cancer, BHT a preservative linked to cancer, and TBHQ a preservative which is also linked to cancer. Ethoxyquin a preservative linked to liver pigmentation, menadione a synthetic vitamin linked to hemolytic anemia, artificial dyes a colorant linked to cancer, propylene a moisturizer linked to Heinz body anemia, generic “meat”an unknown source linked to food allergies.
A healthy diet and active lifestyle can really affect your animal’s life. For humans “ The healthy diet pyramid contains six food types: grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, meats and beans, and oils.” similar to us humans in order for animals to survive, they must have meat, organ meat, carbohydrates, healthy fats, fiber, electrolytes, vitamins, essential fatty acids, minerals, and superfoods which include chia seeds, blueberries, pumpkin, kale, and quinoa.
When reading a label make sure the first ingredient you read is a protein and not a grain ingredient. Knowing your dog and knowing what to look for in dog food is key to a long healthy life for your animal.