Dog Food FAQS
What is the best dog food?
We carry many high-quality dog foods, but it's very difficult to quantify just one as the best. Every dog is different, which means the best dog food for one dog may not be for another. We can't pick just one as the best, but we carry many top dog food brands, like Acana, Open Farm, Stella & Chewy's, Big Country Raw and many more.
How much food to feed my dog?
All dog foods offer recommendations and feeding guidelines on the package. This is a great place to start, but might not be right for every dog. For more precise feeding recommendations, check out ourDog Food Calorie Calculator.
When to switch a puppy to dog food?
Around one year old is the standard to switch a puppy to adult dog food, but dog breed and size should be factored in. Large and giant breeds can keep growing until 2-2.5 years old in some cases, and switching them to adult food too early can hinder their development. If you are not sure, talk to your vet or breeder before making the switch.
Can I feed my dog human food instead of dog food?
It is not recommended to feed your dog human food instead of dog food as most human food does not provide the necessary nutrients that dogs need in their diet. Human food can also be harmful and toxic to dogs, causing serious health problems.
Should I switch my dog's food if they are experiencing digestive issues?
If your dog is experiencing digestive issues, such as vomiting or diarrhea, it may be necessary to switch their food. However, it's important to do so gradually by slowly introducing the new food over a period of several days. If the digestive issues persist, it's recommended to consult with a veterinarian to determine the underlying cause.
Are there any dog foods to avoid?
There are certain dog foods that should be avoided, such as those that contain fillers, artificial preservatives, and by-products. It's important to read the ingredient label and ensure that the first few ingredients are high-quality protein sources. Additionally, some dogs may have specific dietary needs or allergies that require them to avoid certain ingredients, so it's recommended to consult with a veterinarian for personalized dietary recommendations.
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High-quality, natural dog food is at the centre of a long, healthy life for your canine: inside and out. At Homes Alive, we believe good nutrition comes first when it comes to our four-legged family members. You can find a selection of natural dog recipes, as well as grain-free dog food, dog food for allergies, and weight management dog food. Dog food should not just satisfy your furry friend’s nutritional needs but also offer enticing flavours to make each meal a pleasure. You want your pup to enjoy every delectable bite!
At Homes Alive Pets, we are proud to carry some of the best dog foods in Canada. Each one is a leader in the industry and offers healthy dog food choices that are sure to get your pup’s tail wagging in anticipation.
Homes Alive Pets carries a wide variety of premium dry dog foods that are crafted to provide your doggo with the flavours they’ll drool over, as well as the vitamins and nutrients they need to thrive! If you leave the house for long hours, dry kibbles such as Royal Canin Dog Food or Acana Dog Food are both great options as it can be left out without going bad. The crunchy texture of kibble also helps puppies and dogs keep their teeth clean and strong.
Open Farm dog food offers both wet and dry dog foods in a wide assortment of flavours. Their foods contain no grains, fillers, or gluten. Many of their choices can also be used as a topper to entice a picky eater or fed as a stand-alone food.
If you are looking for delicious kibble and one of the best dog foods in Canada, then be sure to check out Orijen dog food. A leader in the industry, their dog food not only meets your canine’s nutritional needs but also satisfies even the pickiest eater. Orijen is one of the best dog food Canada manufacturers.
Freeze-dried and dehydrated dog foods are an easy and convenient way to feed your dog the fruits, vegetables, and animal proteins they would consume in their natural habitats. Brands such as Stella & Chewy’s or The Honest Kitchen are dedicated to creating nourishing recipes that are gently freeze-dried without sacrificing the nutritional value in the process. The natural dog food choices are brimming with flavour and can satisfy even the pickiest eater.
Another great option is wet and canned dog food, which are a favourite amongst the canines! The moisture in canned dog food supports digestion and has tons of flavour, which is preferable for picky dogs. Check out some of our top wet dog food brands like Canada Fresh, Acana, and First Mate.
If you are looking for a diet that mimics the diet of your dog's ancestors and satisfies their carnivorous traits, then frozen and raw dog foods are a great choice. Raw dog food is rich in protein and nutrient dense. Feeding a raw dog diet can help keep your dog’s coat looking shiny, teeth squeaky clean and overall health in tip-top shape. Top Canadian raw dog food brands like Big Country Raw and Iron Will Raw offer a huge variety of animal proteins and diet types to suit your unique pet.
Lastly, boosting flavour and nutrition is easy with a tasty meal topper, like Carna4 Sprouted Seeds, K9 Naturals Tripe Toppers, or Fruitables Pumpkin. These dog food boosters are great for encouraging better eating habits in picky pets and can be a useful tool to support digestion and weight management.
Whatever type of diet your doggo enjoys, Homes Alive Pets is devoted to providing only the most nutritious, highest quality dog foods for our customers and their furry best friends. Shop our full selection of pet supplies to find the right diet to help your dog thrive for years to come!