Nutram Ideal Solution Dog Food receives the Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4.5.
The Ideal Dog Food: An ingredient list of my ideal dog food would look something like this: Fresh or frozen organic or free-range fresh meat including ground bone, connective tissue and organs, eggs, ground fresh greens, berries, and maybe some probiotics and vitamins.
Where to Get this Ideal Dog Food: If you wish to make your dog's food yourself you can certainly do that with some careful research but there are some good pre-made fresh dog foods available in holistic pet stores freezer sections or online (Alas, Pet Expertise does not sell frozen foods).
Hills Ideal Balance Grain Free Dry Dog Food 11lb
Hills Ideal Balance Grain Free Salmon Dry Dog Food
Marketed as the “seven-course meal in a can,” Ideal Dog Food was introduced by Wilson & Co of Chicago in the 1930s, a product of one of the many meat-packing companies looking to capitalize on the leftover meat scraps and bone not suitable for human consumption. The company was known for its creative marketing campaigns, and in 1938 began offering a number of premiums in exchange for the cost of postage and a certain amount of labels from Ideal Dog Food cans. A small gift catalogue was published featuring the full range of premiums on offer: towels, toasters, full sets of cutlery, jewelry, fountain pens, and the popular Ideal refrigerator dish (for storing and chilling the unfed portion of Ideal Dog Food) were just some of the items available for the right number of labels. One such premium was this 4-in-1 hammer multitool. For two dog food labels and 50 cents, one could receive ‘the most useful tool you have ever seen,’ a hammer that comes apart to reveal four different-sized screwdrivers.Protein is a good energy source, providing 3.5 kilocalories of energy per gram of weight. However, not all proteins contain the complete array of amino acids needed by dogs. For this reason, it is important to balance out these deficiencies and/or excesses of amino acids when selecting ingredients for use in pet food diets. Neither corn nor soybean meal is an ideal protein, for example, but, fed in combination, soybean meal and corn complement each other perfectly, because the amino acids which are deficient in one are present in the other.I was wanting to hear people’s opinions on this, what do you think is the ideal ratio of protein, fat and carbs in dog food, homemade or commercial? From what I read on another website the ancestral diet is around 56% protein, 25-30% fat, and 14% carbs and the commercial diet is around 18-32% protein, 8-32% fat, and 46-74% carbs. To me the ancestral diet seems more correct than the commercial one but it still seems a bit unbalanced, what do you all think?The Less-Than-Ideal-But-Still-Good-Dog-Foods: If you cannot feed a fresh or frozen diet either, the next best thing according to me is a dehydrated grain-free dog food. Next on the list is a dog food mixer such as to which you add your own fresh meat. Further on down the line comes canned food and finally dry food.