Hello my name is Toby and I am a two year old Maltese.  I was born into a puppy mill and was not very well taken care of . In fact if I had stayed there for a few days more I would have died. I was extremely malnourished, lost all of my hair and of course  I was underdeveloped.

Thankfully I was rescued by some caring neighbors, one of whom worked in a Veterinarian’s Office. That kind lady carried me around on her shoulder for two straight weeks fed me through a bottle and kept me warm. I was frrreeezing!! But she had other dogs and could not keep me.

My first day home

I had lots of needs. I needed constant care, I needed  medicine, but most of all I needed really good dog food. That’s when my parents came along and we began the long journey into the world of dog nutrition to find out exactly just what is good dog food.

First let me tell you clearly what is not good dog food. Any dog food that is filled with chemical perservatives, fillers to boost protien content, and does not have real meat listed as the first or second ingredient is not good dog food. My parents were worried about giving me a diet consisting of food I would not be able to digest. They thought finding me a food made to be gentle on my stomach with lots of easily digestible nutrition would be easy to find. Boy were they wrong! Not only are most of the brands of food in the supermarket or so called pet friendly stores not good for a dog like me with health problems. They aren’t good for ANY dog. What followed next was research, more research, followed by even more research. You see, there is no one best dog food perfect for all dogs. We all have different needs and tastes. Yes there are basic things that should be included in any good dog food product, and that’s what we are here to tell you all about.

My first day home

A balanced good dog food diet consists of six nutrient classes: Proteins, Fats, Carbohydrates, Vitamins, Minerals and Water. These nutrients are essential for dogs to meet their daily energy needs, growth needs and to maintain their bodies. One brand of dog food that we have found not only contains these key elements, their formula is designed to be Biologically Appropriate. Simply put that means to  mimic what a dog or canine would encounter in the wild.

My first day home

Orijen brand dog foods are superior in their production of good dog foods. Packed with lots of protein from real meat and fish, with low carbohydrates. Orijen starts with fresh never frozen meats that are sustainably  fished, farmed or ranched right in their own local region. Their foods contain free-run poultry, wild caught fish, and free range red meats. Orijen’s ingredients are so good (IN THEIR RAW FORM) they are deemed fit for human consumption by the Government of Canada. The Orijen brand features six product lines. Puppy, Large Puppy, Adult Dog, Fish Dog, Regional Red, and Senior Dog. The entire Orijen product line consistently rates as enthusiastically recommended or highly recommended by independent reviewers. My favorite is the Regional Red formula, available right here The Good Dog Food Orijen Store. Remember there is no one best dog food that is perfect for every dog, so I will be adding additional posts about other brands of good dog food. I hope you found this information helpful. Check back often for more news and helpful tips and remember “We are not just Pets….. We are Family!”

This is ME now!











A note from Mike:
When Toby was first brought home he had serious medical problems and was unable to digest whole food. Toby was on a medically supervised formula of food which was mostly liquid nutrition. This post is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to be a substitute for qualified veterinarian advice. Good Dog Food Store researches and reviews various brands of dog food. Only those brands that meet the standards we believe should be in good dog food will be featured for recommendation on our site. Until next time Happy Tails!


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