Fact and Fiction About Dog Food

cocker spaniel

This is my weekly column for Pet360 for Dog Appeal. Check out Fact Versus Fiction in Dog Food.

“Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To get her poor dog a bone;
But when she came there
The cupboard was bare,
And so the poor dog had none.”

Old Mother Hubbard did not have the facts on what to feed her furry friend, but we know better so we do better. At some stage, one or more of the points in this article will bestow itself unto a dog’s life. To keep your dog’s gastrointestinal system in tip-top shape without sacrificing palatability, read on (that includes you, Mother Hubbard). As always, check with your dog's veterinarian before making any dietary changes.



  1. Hi: I have used this website to check out food for my two cockers for some time. http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com It has great info and if you sign up they will send you notices
    of recalled food (which there seems to be quite a lot lately). My two just went for their
    yearly checkup and he said they are doing GREAT (10 years old) and I attribute it to the
    food and natural treats they have.

  2. Nicely done, Carol. Food and nutrition are confusing subjects and many pet owners have misconceptions. Marketing claims made by various pet food companies make the subject even more confusing. Plus there is a lot of misinformation on the internet that lends to the confusion as well. It’s good to see someone offering a balanced unbiased viewpoint.

  3. I too am a huge fan of dogfoodadvisor.com. I look to truthaboutpetfood.com too – Susan has a way with words and I love that she can break down complicated ingredients in a way that I can understand. Although our dogs are on a raw food diet, I still like to keep up with current happenings in the pet food industry.