Which One Is Right for Your Dog – Dogster


About 30,000 years ago, dogs evolved to become man’s best friend. They developed the ability to eat a varied diet that includes meats, veggies, fruits and grains. And while dogs can be classified as omnivores, they lean more toward the carnivore end of the spectrum, eating a diet high in meat. Dr. Gary Richter, founder of Ultimate Pet Nutrition, says dogs have a very high protein requirement from an evolutionary perspective; it’s what their bodies are designed to thrive on. So what is the best meat for your dog? It depends on your dog’s weight, age, breed and health and which protein source best meets his need. So basically, your dog is the answer to what is the best protein for him.

Protein is the most important ingredient in dog food

The nutritional value of food is the amount of essential nutrients it contains — amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. Proteins contain a greater variety of these key nutrients and they are the only source of amino acids.

Amino acids are very important for health and well-being. They form new cells and repair and build muscle tissue. They assist in creating hormones and enzymes the body needs to function and keep the immune system strong. Amino acids generate the energy your dog needs to chase those tennis balls.