Hello, dog lovers! My name’s Samantha Randall, and I’m a professional writer and animal lover based in Bradford, ME. I’m an Editor-in-Chief here at Top Dog Tips with a mission to bring you the best possible advice on how to care for dogs and their health, publish tips and guides on canine nutrition and dog supplies from many different canine experts through our interviews, editorials and collaborations.
I have two of my own dogs, a boxer named Chloe and a chocolate Labrador named Saddie. Me and my girls love spending time in the beautiful Maine outdoors hiking, swimming and exploring, and my main goal is to always keep them healthy and happy. With this goal in mind, I do the most extensive research for my articles and share all that with all of you as well, hoping that if it’s useful to me, then it would also be helpful to you.
Sarah is the pet food expert at Top Dog Tips with years of experience in working, writing and researching the pet food industry, specific dog food brands and the basics of canine nutrition. She’s written numerous evidence-based articles about the myths and facts of how, why and what we use to feed our dogs.
You want to make sure that your dog is getting the best diet possible, which is why you try to ignore those adorable puppy eyes and always say a hard no when your dog comes looking for scraps at the dinner table. After all, all human food is bad for dogs, right? Wrong. While some foods we eat are certainly harmful to your dog’s digestive system and even dangerous, there are many studies that indicate that blueberries, kale, carrots, pumpkin, yogurt, and sweet potato can actually improve your dog’s health. Similarly, all grains are not evil. In fact, some grains like corn have been shown to serve as a healthy addition to a dog’s diet.
But thanks to a ton of widespread misinformation and false advertising, dog owners today are finding it extremely tough and frustrating to choose what foods to feed their dog and what feeding routines to adopt. Should you feed your dog an all-meat diet or not? What is the difference between regular dog food and premium brands? Is a raised feeder a better option for avoiding canine bloating? These are but a few of the dozens of troublesome questions that plague every caring dog owner in our country.
Wading through tons of scientific research to find the truth behind each dog food myth may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but a catchy infographic that tells you all you want to know in just a few minutes? Now that’s more like it. Popular website Top Dog Tips debunks more than 30 common dog foods and feeding myths in the below infographic so that you can start feeding your furry friend a healthy, nutritious, and safe diet. Do not forget to talk to your veterinarian before making any changes to your dog’s food, especially if there are any special needs or health conditions.