Food For Thought..

Have you considered changing your dog’s diet?


You might think that because your dog eats all their food that they’re happy with what they’re getting, but there might be a better type of food for them!

There aren’t many people that grow up eating the same food for their whole life, but some dogs can end up doing just that. Experienced dog owners will often think that they know the best dog food for their pets and, as a result, will tend to feed their pups the same product for the entirety of their lives. Although it’s not been proven that dogs will necessarily get depressed from eating the same food everyday, there is always the chance that your dog could be healthier and happier if it ateĀ different food.

Different dog food, whether it’s a dry biscuit, tinned meat or home-prepared meal will have a different impact on your dog’s biology, effecting everything from the glossiness of their coat to their temperament, so it’s important to make sure that your pet is getting the very best food for him.

Before you settle on giving your furry friend the same meal on a day-to-day basis, consider switching it up for one of these alternatives:

Home-cooked Meals

For some people this might seem like a step too far, but today more and more dog owners are deciding to prepare their dogs own food. This doesn’t mean quickly frying off a bit of beef either, when you choose to cook your dogs meals, you can take advantage of hundreds of recipes online and cherry pick the best ones with the help of online forums. There are a number of foods to avoid when feeding your dog but as long as you provide a good variety of nutrients, you can easily become your dog’s private chef!

Complete Foods

This is one of the most popular form of prepared dog food in the UK and convenience is really the main reason why. They are called ‘complete’ because they provide your dog with every single nutrient that they need to lead a healthy life, all you need to do is drop the right amount in their bowl each day! You can buy Complete dog foods in a variety of forms: dry, wet and raw – either way you can be satisfied that your dog is getting all the nutrients that he needs.

Raw Foods

Lastly, this is one of the fastest growing dog food trends in the UK and has seen the dog food industry change significantly. Raw dog foods can be picked up at a wide range of retailers and usually come in the form of frozen nuggets. The downside of this kind of food is that you must remember to defrost it the night before, however those that have made the switch swear by raw foods, claiming it to be the most natural way to feed your dog. You can purchase raw food in complete or complementary form, in case you wish to mix up your dog’s diet.

Our dog’s, just like us, are creatures of habit – they’re happier when they know what they’re getting and when.


With that in mind, you should always take time to consider the effect that changing your dog’s diet might have on them. Any change that you make to your dog’s diet should be made with their health in mind – so, when making a change to his diet, it’s best to make the change gradual. Introduce the new food type slowly and reduce the old type at the same rate, so as to give your dog’s digestive system a chance to adapt to the change.