After taking my boyfriend’s dog to do a doggie Easter egg hunt (which you will see in a post in the near future), we stopped by the local pet food store Buckles to reward him with a nice big bone. As I was looking around the store, I realized how many different types of feed there were. I knew there were a lot of brands of dog, cat, rabbit food, etc. but I never really looked much into it. What is the best type of food to feed your dog? How did we know what we were feeding Rizzo was the best option for his health?

It was time to do a little digging.

I came across this website called Dog Food Guru. You can pick the size of your dog or he exact breed and it will give you the top dog foods, the price, and the nutrition information.

Since the chances that most people adopting a dog are adopting a puppy, it’s best to note that there is special dog food made for puppies. When you look up the best food, make sure to indicate that it is for a puppy.

Rizzo is a German Shepherd so I looked for “best large puppy food.” Best Large Breed Puppy Food Guide gives the top 4 puppy food options for large dogs.

  1. Purina Pro Plan Focus Dry Dog Food: it contains protein as its #1 ingredient, has EPA to support joint health and mobility, and has natural prebiotic fiber to help with digestive health.  Only $41.98 per bag on
  2. Wellness Complete Health Natural Dry Dog Food: chicken is the #1 ingredient, contains Vitamin A and calcium for healthy eyes and teeth, and DHA to support brain development. Only $56.98 on
  3. Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Dry Dog Food: No artificial flavors or preservatives and supports controlled bone and joint growth. Only $41.81 on
  4. Blue Buffalo Puppy Dry Dog Food: Contains wholesome whole grains, garden veggies and fruit, special bits filled with super 7 antioxidants, and the balance of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids give a shiny and healthy coat. Only $45.99 on

If you have a large dog who is in his/her puppy stage, don’t be afraid to try some of these foods. Although most are not sold in grocery stores, many feed stores such as Buckles will sell them. Be sure to check out your local feed stores for better options on food for your pet.


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