Top Veterinarian Dog Food Recommendations

Top veterinarian dog food recommendations are less about a specific brand and more about what types of ingredients go into any given dog food. Many veterinarians recommend all natural products with a healthy balance of protein, vegetables and carbohydrates. Unfortunately, most conventional dog food products are not all natural, and they rarely have a healthy balance of protein, vegetables and carbohydrates.

All Natural, Organic Dog Food

Veterinarians have made all natural dog food a top choice for several reasons. All natural, organic dog food is free of pesticides, animal byproducts, excessive amounts of fat and sugar, and chemicals that speed the aging process and cause canine diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and other diseases resulting from obesity. By feeding your dog chemical free, all natural dog food, you can reduce the likelihood of irritability, fatigue, restlessness, nervousness or over-excitability resulting from sugar, (too much) fat and synthetic ingredients.

High Protein, Nutrient-Rich Dog Food

The other top veterinarian recommendation is a dog food made up of 40% protein, 50% vegetables and 10% carbohydrates (40/50/10).

A diet lacking in adequate amounts of protein can alter immune function, and it can cause poor food intake and retardation of normal growth. A lack of protein can also cause weight loss, muscle wasting, emaciation and subnormal concentrations of blood proteins. A lack of vegetables can lead to vitamin deficiencies, and carbohydrates are essential to thyroid function.