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What is a good dog food with few ingredients? - Birdham Animal Feeds

What is a good dog food with few ingredients?

What is a good dog food with few ingredients?

A lot of dog owners are under the impression that more ingredients in a dog food means better nutrition. This is not true. The more ingredients a dog food has, the more likely it is to have low quality ingredients. A lot of dog owners use the same old dog food that they get from the supermarket with no regard to what is actually in it. Some owners might even go so far as to feed their dog processed food. This is not only unhealthy for the dog, but it’s also expensive and environmentally unfriendly. If you want to feed your dog a better diet, here are some tips on what to look for in a dog food.

1. What are the ingredients to look for in a dog food?

A dog food should not have ingredients that are difficult to pronounce or are not easy to digest. These ingredients can cause stomach problems and other medical issues. Some of these ingredients include corn, wheat, soy, and beef. A good dog food should have high-quality ingredients. 

Look for the meat protein which should be in the first few ingredients; even better usually if its the first. The first few ingredients are the most important and are listed in the order from greatest to least. These ingredients include animal proteins, vegetables, fruits, minerals, and vitamins.

2. Are there any foods with only a few ingredients?

Symply is a dog food company that makes their dog food with few ingredients. They are also the first company to make a dog biscuit with only two ingredients.

Some of the benefits of Symply’s products are that they have no artificial preservatives, colours, or flavours. They also do not use any animal by-products in their products.

If you are looking to keep dog food simple, then Symply should be your go-to-choice. With a number of products available from Chicken, Turkey or Lamb. For those with young dogs, Symply Puppy Fuel is a popular choice.

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What types of dog food are there?

Types of dry food: Dry dog food comes in different shapes and sizes, depending on the pet's age. It can be in the form of kibbles, biscuits, chunks or nuggets. This type of dog food is best for dogs that have sensitive stomachs.

Dry Dog Food Examples: Eden, Canagan, Symply, Millies Wolfheart


Types of wet dog food: Wet dog food is more popular than ever before with many pet parents choosing this type of diet for their dogs due to its convenience and versatility. The wet dog food commonly comes in cans or packets, but some brands offer fresh meals made from raw ingredients delivered to your door. 

Wet Dog Food Examples: Forthglade, Symply, Eden, Millies Wolfheart


Types of raw dog food: Raw feeding can be very beneficial for pets that suffer from allergies or chronic health conditions like gastroenteritis because it doesn’t contain grains or fillers that can exacerbate symptoms like allergies. Raw dog food also helps with elimination type diets where one protein and reduced ingredients can be controlled.

Raw Dog Food Examples: Totally Natural, Wolf Tucker, Prodog Raw, Durham Animal Feeds (DAF)

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