Picking your canine companion’s food might be the most important (and tricky) choice you’ll make as a dog parent. Your dog eats the same meal every day so it should be as nutritious as possible and he/she should be in love with it.
My own dog has been on four different foods until we found one that stuck. For me, ingredients are the most important factor – dog people care what they put in their family members’ tummies and the cheap commercial kibble often just doesn’t cut it. To be fair, my dog would probably eat anything as he regularly devours shoes, mud, garbage, cat poo…..the list goes on. But with the subpar supermarket kibble his breath just smelled very bad, his poo even worse, his coat wasn’t shiny and he got upset stomachs and diarrhea regularly. Therefore I went on a quest to find the best quality dog food available in Lebanon:
Taste of the Wild makes great grain-free dog food with nutritionally-dense formulas that reduce the risk for food allergies and sensitivities. Real meat is the first ingredient in every recipe, though most recipes contain multiple sources of animal protein. All of this brand’s products are also supplemented with highly digestible carbohydrates for energy and fiber, dried fermentation products for probiotic support, and chelated minerals for maximum nutrient absorption. What really sets this brand apart is its use of novel proteins like bison and venison, which are less likely to trigger food allergies in dogs and are a leaner source of protein than commercially raised meats. A good match for sensitive, picky & easily bored dogs (as you can switch between flavors or mix it with their also really high-ranked wet food)
All of Earthborn’s products are naturally grain-free and each recipe features real roasted meat, highly digestible grain-free carbohydrates, multiple proteins in every formula, supplemented with antioxidants for strong immunity, probiotic supplements for healthy digestion, chelated minerals for maximum absorption. They all have a specific meat meal as the first ingredient, no grains, no glutens, and fruits & veggies baked right in. Earthborn has a no-recall history and is one of the few companies in the industry that is environmentally-friendly and focuses on sustainability. All their packaging is made in the US and they use natural, clean gas instead of crude oil. In times of environmental crisis, we believe it is good to support companies like that.
The first two ingredients in this grain-free food are fresh and dried whitefish meat, a highly digestible protein source. Dogs love the taste and the lean protein helps them maintain a healthy weight and strong muscles. The sweet potatoes provide complex carbohydrates for all-day energy and added flavor. A blend of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids makes your dogs’ skin healthy and his coat shiny. Natural fiber ingredients help support healthy digestion. Fruits and vegetables provide an excellent spectrum of phytonutrients. What I love about this product is, that it is very pocket-friendly, yet nutritious.
4. Nutrience ( Grain Free & Infusion )
Nutrience is a Canadian-made brand of dog food by the Hagen family-owned business. Their belief for “No Bad Anything” ensures that only quality ingredients from Canada are included and the food is handled with superior quality control and there was not a single food recall in their history!
Nutrience Grain Free (and Gluten free) Turkey Chicken and Herring is high in protein with their first two ingredients being turkey meal and chicken meal. Grains have been replaced by lentils and sweet potatoes, selected for their nutritional value and low-glycemic properties. Low-glycemic carbohydrates may lower the risk of diabetes and help prevent obesity. Veggies, Omega 3 sources as well as a special botanical blend and coconut oil provide multiple health benefits to your pup. Ideal for active and sensitive dogs of all life stages.
The Nutrience Infusion line is not grain-free but it contains whole grains. It is full of proteins, especially because the kibble is infused with freeze-dried beef for added protein & flavor. Is contains fruits, vegetables & botanicals to support your dogs’ immune system
as well as Glucosamine & Chondroitin supporting his joints and mobility. There are three kinds: For puppies, for small breeds and for medium breed dogs.
In any case, don’t forget to close your dry food bag after use and to store it in a cold, dark & dry place for it to remain nutritious as long as possible!