We’ve put together a list of a few retailers that sell dog food online. For example, if your puppy or dog has certain nutritional requirements and they should eat a certain type or brand of food you may find better prices shopping online, than buying directly from your vet.
Some providers only sell their own brands of dog food, while others have quite a large selection available. Some of these sellers offer free delivery if your order is over a certain value, so we encourage you to shop around and to keep an eye out for special offers! On the topic of saving food on you pet food, you should definitely sign up for their newsletters if they have one (most do).
Dog Food brands
Another advantage to buying online, it means that you don’t have to lug those big bags from the supermarket. Use this list to start your search:
- https://decspets.ie/ – Irish owned
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Dry or wet dog food ?
The decision to feed your dog dry or wet food, or a combination of the two, is largely a matter of personal preference. Both dry and wet dog food have their own benefits and drawbacks, and the best choice for your dog may depend on their individual needs and preferences.
Dry dog food is typically more convenient and less expensive than wet food. It is also easy to store and can help to keep your dog’s teeth clean. However, dry dog food may not be as palatable for some dogs, and it may not provide as much moisture as wet food. Do make sure you have an adequate access to fresh clean water.
Wet dog food, on the other hand, is often more flavourful and can be a good choice for dogs who are picky eaters. It also provides more moisture, which can be especially important for dogs who are prone to urinary tract infections or other health conditions. However, wet dog food is typically more expensive and less convenient than dry food.
It is generally a good idea to consult with your vet when choosing your dogs’ diet, as they can best answer questions about the right type and amount of food to feed your dog based on their age, breed, and weight.
Grain feed dog diets
In 2018 there was a report around Canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) from the FDA in the US. The report suggest the link to DCM and “grain free” feed, you can read the report here. DCM effects your dogs heart, it decreases the hearts ability to pump blood around the body. Certain breeds are predisposed to DCM such as
DCM is diagnosed via an echocardiography by your vet. The echocardiographywill show the chamber dilation of the heart. Noticeable decreases of the pump function is a key characteristic of the disease.
What your dog eats does have an effect on their energy, glossiness of their coat and overall health. We encourage you to spend a bit of time finding a healthy food for your dog.
Expensive versus cheap dog food
Whether or not to buy expensive dog food is a decision that should be based on your own personal circumstances and your dog’s individual needs. In general, the price of a dog food is not necessarily a reliable indicator of its quality or nutritional value. Some expensive dog foods may contain high-quality ingredients and provide excellent nutrition for your dog, but this is not always the case.
It is important to carefully read the ingredient label on any dog food you are considering, and to choose a product that is formulated to meet your dog’s specific nutritional needs. This will typically involve selecting a dog food that is appropriate for your dog’s age, breed, and activity level, and that contains a balance of protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.
Dogs can be finicky when it comes to their food, and they will get used to certain brands and selections and have their preferences.
Some vets may encourage you to buy food directly from them. One potential drawback of buying dog food from a vet is that it may be more expensive than buying from a pet shop or online retailer. Vets may also have a limited selection of dog food brands, so you may not have as many options to choose from. We would always advise dog owners to figure out dietary needs before purchasing any specialist foods. These special diets may be necessary for dogs with certain medical conditions, such as food allergies or kidney disease, and can help to support their health and manage their symptoms.