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If you have ever taken the time to read the ingredient list on a bag of dog food, you can relate to the feeling of having no clue as to whether or not the things listed are good or bad for your dog. Is fish meal different from Salmon meal? Is deboned chicken better than regular, run-of-the-mill, chicken?
These and many others are legitimate questions that we, as responsible dog owners, need to answer to make sure our dogs are getting what is best for them individually.
Sure, we can get on the internet and try to navigate the cacophony of information that is thrown at us from multiple outlets. But, with Natural Balance®, we can forego that step and speak directly with a veterinary technician who can give us the information we need to make the best choice for our dog’s health.
Before deciding on what formula would be best for our Sully, we spent about 45 minutes speaking with a veterinary technician on the Natural Balance website. I wanted to make sure that our choice was going to be able to sustain his muscle growth but still provide him with a complete nutrition profile. I recorded that conversation in a previous post and it is definitely worth a watch!
What questions to ask?
What questions indeed!
I think the best way to approach picking a new food for our pooch is to sit down and make a list of what our dog needs and what we want in a food. Here are a few questions to get the ball rolling and, hopefully, give you some ideas of what you want in a food.
- Is my dog active/sedentary?
- Is my dog’s breed prone to any issues that can be helped with proper nutrition?
- What size kibble would be best for my dog?
- Which protein(chicken, fish, etc) would my dog like best?
- Does my dog need anything in their diet as a result of sickness/injury?
- Does my dog have any allergies?
After getting an idea of what you want to ask/discuss with the nutrition experts over at Natural Balance, follow the link and look for the image on the right. This will connect you with a Veterinary Technician who is also a nutrition expert. That person will be able to guide you to the perfect formula and line for your dog! Having this resource is one of the reasons that we “Buy with Confidence” whenever we need more Natural Balance!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Natural Balance. The opinions and text are all mine.