Breed Specific Dog Food: Do They Really Make a Difference?

Dog Food Matters

Your dog is special. If a pet food company has a food tailored specifically for your dog, you want it, right? Well that is exactly what pet food companies are hoping with their breed specific dog food product lines. But what is special about these diets? How do they target the specific needs of your dog’s breed? Or maybe they don’t. A careful reading of the ingredient list of a popular company’s breed specific diets would suggest that indeed, they aren’t so breed specific.

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Ingredient List of Breed Specific Foods

The following is a list of breeds and the first 11 ingredients in foods specifically formulated for those breeds offered by a major dog food maker.

Beagle

Corn, chicken by-product meal, brewers rice, wheat, corn gluten meal, chicken fat, natural flavors, pea fiber, dried plain beet pulp, wheat gluten, fish oil,

 

Bulldog

Brewers rice, chicken by-product meal, brown rice…

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