Nom Nom Nom! We've got all the best dog food brands for your pooch
It's extremely important to feed your beloved pooch a high quality diet. Just like humans, dogs need a diet that's filled with essential nutrients to keep them fit and strong. The dog food you choose can have a huge impact on not only your dog's health, but their behaviour too. You will find that the better quality brands include a higher percentage of protein, and less cereals and grains. Premium and grain free dog food brands will have between forty and sixty percent protein, whereas cheaper brands are more likely to have between ten and twenty percent protein. With premium food, you tend to have to feed a lot less, so it actually works out very cost effective. We have handpicked all the very best doggy food brands, so that we can provide top quality nutrition for dedicated dog owners. We have recently added a selections of Vegan Dog Food diets to our range. Many people are now turnung to a vegan diet thensleves and would like to move their pooch over to a similar diet for health and/or environmental reasons.
We stock all the most popular brands, from super cheap to premium. This includes: James Wellbeloved, Fish4Dogs, Iams, Hill's, Burns Dog Food, Eden Dog Food, Naturediet, Autarky Dog Food, Orijen, Eukanuba, Arden Grange, Natures Menu, Chappie and Lily's Kitchen. We also have specialised food for different breeds and dogs of different ages and life stages such as puppy food and food for older and senior dogs. Here at Time For Paws, we appreciate that certain breeds have specific nutritional requirements, and some dogs have to be fed a special diet. We have grain free and hypoallergenic varieties for dogs with sensitive tummies and high energy food for working dogs. Our aim is to have everything you need in one place. If you aren't sure which brand to get, call our experts now for advice.
Dry dog food vs wet dog food? Which is best?
Dry dog food benefits:
We know that using dried dog food is possibly the most convenient way to feed your pet. The food can be left out for your dog to finish at its own pace without any risk of it going off. If under time pressure too, you are able to pour out enough food for the day for your dog to come back to when it gets hungry without worrying about it spoiling.On top of that, dry dog food is the easiest to store and possibly the most cost effective of dog food products. The shape and consistency of the food also means that, as well as containing the right ingredients to give your dog a balanced nutritional meal to support lean body mass and active mobility, some dry dog food also aids the cultivation of strong and healthy teeth.
Wet dog food benefits:
There are plenty of benefits to wet dog food which make it a great choice for your dog. Many dogs tend to be reluctant to drink enough water, and so wet dog food can act as another source of well needed hydration. On top of that, the richer scent of wet food can make the meal much more enjoyable to dogs, especially older dogs who might have a decreased sense of smell. As well as offering all the vitamins, minerals, proteins and general nutrients that your dog will need, it will also be a welcome treat for dogs with missing teeth or any jaw or mouth related alignment problems, as it will go down so easily.
Many dogs quite simply prefer wet food to the dried stuff. It is perhaps closer resembeles a diet natural diet as they can contains peices of realy meat and vegetables. Another advantge is that they are usually indivdually packaged, so you open and carton when required and there's no measuring. The downside is that it can be more expensive and in you generally can't store it for as long. Also, some pet parents jsut can't stand the smell of wet food. Dry dog food isn't very smelly whereas wet dog food, especilly if it contaisn things liek tripe, can be a little stinky!
We are happy to present an extensive collection of delicious and nutritious wet dog food options, from the very best brands in the business, providing high quality food for your dogs. Whether they are in the puppy, junior, adult or senior age range, your dog will be sure to enjoy tucking into some of the tasty meals on offer here from experienced dog food companies such as Lovejoys, Forthglade and Pedigree.For those dog breeds with a tendency to put on a little bit too much extra weight, we provide a selection of weight control wet dog food, including Royal Canin and their Adult Light Wet Health Nutrition Tins. Time for Paws has some truly scrumptious wet food and some mouth-watering prices too, whether your dog is into chicken, fish, duck, lamb or more! Take a look through our collection and decide on which meal will be the real deal for your little friend.
Raw dog food alternatives
Take a look through the yummy collection of raw dog food alternatives here at Time for Paws, all specially created by Ziwi Peak, who are a dedicated team of ethically minded and conscientious pet food experts, developing recipes which stem from the green pastures and clear blue seas of New Zealand.
Within Ziwi Peak's range available here at Time for Paws, you can choose from the very best quality air-dried beef, lamb, tripe and lamb or venison. If you think that your dog may prefer the less dry option then we also have a selection of moist meals in the form of beef, lamb, mackerel and lamb, or tripe and lamb. The air-drying process means that no artificial preservatives, sugars or glycerines need to be used. This leads to meals which are as healthy and nutritious as raw diets but which can be stored for up to 21 months!
There is no cheap filler involved with Ziwi Peak air-dried and moist dog food, with key ingredients in air-dried recipes always being 98% meat and 92% in the moist meals, with no rendering processes. This means that your dog will not be troubled by irritations, allergies and discomfort which is often created by dogs having to take on carbohydrates and added ingredients used in dog food which dogs are not naturally built to digest. Ziwi Peak have also made sure to remove all artificial binding agents from their recipes, as these have been linked to certain health issues in pets.
You can rest assured that when you are buying the Ziwi products that we have here at Time for Paws, you know that you are doing a good thing not just for your dog but also for the world, as Ziwi Peak meals are only made from ingredients that are sourced from sustainably and ethically farmed produce. The free range farming means also that the quality of the meat and fish that your dog will be eating is of the highest kind.
Adult dog food munch
If you want your canine companion to be at their best, and remain strong and healthy, then it's important to feed them a high quality diet. The food you give your beloved dog can have an extremely big impact on their overall wellbeing and health, as well as their behaviour.
Dogs need a diet that's rich in essential nutrients just like us humans do. Once your dog reaches a certain age, you can feed them adult dog food rather than Puppy Food. Here at Time for Paws, we sell all the most popular brands including classic budget brands, premium brands and also lesser known brands.
Our aim is to provide a wide selection of food brands to suit your needs, as we appreciate every dog is different, and individual dogs may have special dietary needs. If your best friend is a very fussy eater, or has an extremely sensitive tummy, we will have something suitable. We are experts in all things doggy related, and can help you to choose a brand that's perfectly suited to your dog.
Grain free dog food and super healthy natural dog food
You may have no idea why you should consider a grain free diet for your dog. If you don't know much about grain free foods, we are here to help. Dogs have been fed diets containing grains for years, but they wouldn't choose to eat grain in the wild.
A grain free diet is much closer to a dog's natural ancestral diet, and this is why grain free products are gaining traction and becoming so popular. Food and mixes that are packed with grains often contain less protein and more filler ingredients.
Some people feel that grains are hard for fido to digest, and that grain free dog food contains ingredients that keep your dog's tummy happy. However, as with all dog related subjects, there?s a fair amount of debate over this. What you feed your best friend is totally up to you, as you know them best.
Hypoallergenic dog food
Some dogs unfortunately suffer from allergies, but if this is the case, there is a way to lower the risk of your dog having irritated skin, tummy and coat. The first thing to do if you suspect your dog does suffer from an allergy would be to contact your vet and have them assess the situation before changing your dog's diet. Then, if they suggest that they might be reacting badly to one of the common allergens contained in regular dog food such as dairy, wheat or a number of meat products, you should begin to look through the range of hypoallergenic dog food.
Hypoallergenic dog foods are designed in ways which avoid the usage of the most regular allergens and so help manage the situation once you have ascertained that your dog may be reacting badly to a certain ingredient. Often this is carried out by limiting the ingredients to the fundamental natural and organic basics, such as Acana's limited ingredients dog food range, including for example their Pacific Pilchard or Grass Fed Lamb options, which provide just as much of the nutrients as a more complex meal but with less of a chance of upsetting your dog's digestion with overly complicated recipes.
Sensitive stomach dog food
There are various different potential reasons for dogs to have sensitive tummies. But if you find that this is the case with your dog, then have no fear! At Time for Paws we have a great selection of dog food which is nice and easy on your dog's digestion.
Much of the available meal options, such as Alpha's Sensitive Extra Duck and Rice is not only hypoallergenic but also wheat gluten free, with no added colouring or flavouring, no soya and even added prebiotics, which all adds up to a tasty meal for your dog which cuts out the chances of an upset stomach.
Diets for dogs with sensitive tummies
A key part of the carefully developed recipes for sensitive digestion dog food is that these meals, such as those in the Burns Sensitive Dog Food range, avoid ingredients which contribute to the build up of toxic waste in the system. This means that you and your dog will not have to deal with any nasty surprises after the bowl of scrumptious food has been eaten up.
Look through our range of dog food for those who are prone to digestion problems that we have here at Time for Paws, and you will be sure to find the perfect nutrient-packed meals that will lead to a happy and healthy dog!
Other products such as Pero High Meat and Gluten Free Chicken and Rice offers premium protein with 40% chicken content and also added omega 3 through the inclusion of krill, but does not contain any gluten, which can often trouble dogs with sensitive skin or stomachs.
A healthy dog is a happy dog, so if you find that your dogs are being put under stress by unwanted and unpleasant reactions to their food, then have a look at the alternative options here at Time for Paws' extensive hypoallergenic dog food collection.
food for dogs with sensitive skin
If your dog has sensitive skin as well as delicate digestion, then be sure to give Arden Grange's Adult Sensitive Food a go. Their Ocean White Fish and Potato meal offers a perfect protein rich meal which is easy to digest, whilst the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 is great for the alleviating any inflammation and suppressing adverse immune reactions. Time for Paws even has this product on offer in a special deal, so that you can make savings whilst looking after your little friend.
Low fat dog food & Diets with extra fibre to increase satiety
Although it can be tempting to give your pooch extra treats, it's very important that you monitor how much you feed your dog. Canine obesity is a huge problem in the UK, as a lot of owners can't help overfeeding their dog. Obesity can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and joint problems, and it lowers your dog's quality of life.
If your dog absolutely adores their food, they can still enjoy delicious meals and healthy snacks. We have a range of specialised food for weight control. These low fat dog food are specifically formulated for dogs that need to lose a few pounds, or are prone to putting on weight. Certain breeds in particular, such as labradors, beagles, basset hounds, bulldogs and pugs.
One mistake a lot of owners make is not reading the manufacturer's guidelines when it comes to feeding their dog. It's extremely important to read the label and feed your dog the exact amount that each brand recommends, if you try and guess, you could end up overfeeding your dog. Browse These diets are lower calories and often lower in carbohydrates that 'regular' dog food. They also contains extra fibre which helps to keep your dog full and happy.
Senior dog food
As dogs enter their senior years, they can experience a few problems associated with old age, just as we do. Their joints aren't as mobile and can become inflamed, they can get a bit stiff, and they tend to slow down a little.
Older dogs tend to use less energy, which means they have a higher tendency to deposit fat. On the other hand, some dogs can drop in weight due to illness. It's important to try and maintain a healthy weight throughout your dog's life, but especially as they get older. The food you feed your older dog can have a big impact on how strong and healthy they remain.
It's perfectly fine to feed your elderly dog a normal diet, but senior dog food contains a few beneficial and special ingredients. Specialised food for senior dogs will often contain ingredients such as joint care supplements, digestive aids and reduced fat levels. However, it's important to always gradually introduce a new diet, and consult your vet beforehand. Take a look at our senior dog mixes now or find out more information below.
Dog mixer biscuits
If you feed your dog entirely wet dog food, you may want to add some extra crunch with some tasty mixer biscuits. Although a lot of doggies adore the taste of wet food, some like their meals to have a bit more to them. Mixer biscuits are an ideal way of giving wet food more substance and adding a complementary crispy, crunchy, munchy texture. They are usually fed in equal amounts as wet dog food.
When it comes to food, there are so many different options. We have a huge variety of food for you to choose from, because we want you to find the perfect diet for your dog. What you choose comes down to your personal preferences, but most importantly, what your pooch prefers to eat. Some dogs can't get enough of the tantalizing combination of both wet dog food and crunchy biscuits. We don't blame them, because sometimes it's wise to enjoy the best of both worlds.
How to choose the best dog food for your fido?
Which has an excellent online resource concerning how to choose the best dog food for your pooch. This is well worth a read!
All about dog food...
The All About Dog Food website offers a good compariosn of the different dog foods available in the UK. They list most products for sale online and in stores, from cheap dog food brands to premium, grain free brands.