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Your pet adds so much to your life, and you want to feed them a healthy food, but with all of the choices out there, how do you know which food is best?

Many common health issues such as dry, itchy skin, hot spots, ear infections, stomach upsets, bladder and kidney problems and cancer are caused by poor nutrition. With improved nutrition you will see more energy, shiny coat and eyes, the best digestion and an overall enhanced quality of life.

Suggested Brands

Rumford Pet Center carries a wide variety of Holistic, Natural and Organic pet foods. Just some of the great diets you will find for your pet are:

  • Wellness
  • Innova
  • Holistic Select
  • Merrick
  • Nature's Variety
  • Blue Buffalo
  • Taste of the Wild
  • Canidae
  • Orijen
  • Chicken Soup

These brands offer many options such as grain free, large breed, small bite, puppy and senior so you can be assured that your dog is getting the exact formula which he will thrive on. Many flavors and different types of protein are also available for dogs that are finicky eaters, or for dogs that enjoy a variety of tastes. To ensure the best possible customer service, Rumford Pet Center has a complete satisfaction guarantee on all the dog and cat food brands in our stores. Our staff is well trained regarding dog foods so please feels free to ask any questions you have.

Look at the Ingredients

High-quality ingredients are essential for a healthy food. Some economy brands of dog food such as Iams, Science Diet, and Beneful are made from inexpensive ingredients that are not easily digested and do not provide the best nutrition. While they may technically meet the legal specific-ations for percentages of protein, fat, carbohydrates, these foods have lower energy values and lower-grade proteins. Because of this, many health-building nutrients may pass right through your dog’s system without being absorbed, leaving much more waste to clean in the yard. It also means that you have to feed larger amounts of that lower quality food to provide your pet with the same nutrition as a smaller amount of holistic food.

When you compare the cost of these foods on a per-serving basis, economy foods may actually cost more in the long run. When you are looking for a healthy food for your dog, reviewing the list of ingredients on the back of the bag is a good place to start. Pet food labels must list their ingredients by weight. Look for meat, fish, egg, or some type of meat meal or fish meal as the first or second ingredient.

Take Your Time

Make sure you allow ample time for your dog to make the transition from his current food to the new one. A sudden change in food can lead to intestinal upset. After you have done all you can to make sure a food is nutritionally sound, take a look at your dog after he has been on the new food for at least a month. Bright eyes, a shiny coat, good body condition and good energy will let you know you are doing a good job with your pet’s nutrition.

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