Disclaimer: The information contained is generalised for a standard, healthy dog. If your dog suffers from a pre-existing condition and/or is on medication, you should not make dietary changes without taking advice. The content of this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is important to understand that any nutrient or food has the power to do harm (even water), when used irresponsibly. A complete and balanced diet is vital to make sure your dog is getting all the nutrients they need for optimal health long-term and we are trying to improve standards of feeding, but the information contained is at your own risk. Whilst quality may lack in some commercial foods, they must meet regulations of the required nutrients your dog needs (which in some cases can be better than a badly formulated dinner). I can not be held responsible for how this information is used or interpreted. Given the constantly evolving changing paradigm in canine nutrition, it is important to research from a variety of reliable sources, and have regular check-up’s at the vet.
If you are free-feeding I would say it is valuable to give periods feeding commercial foods, brand swapping or rotation at the very least, if feeding fresh. Feeders should be aware that single foods should not be relied upon for any lengthy period of time; each food has a varying nutrient profile, potentially leading to imbalances within a dog’s given diet and therefore health implications. Further, the foods mentioned will not suit all dogs as they vary intolerance and digestive issues will vary. If your dog is displaying symptoms, it is prudent to speak to a qualified professional to assess their diet and make sure all the required nutrients are being provided for and in the correct balance.