When we consider a homemade dog food recipe for our dogs, we not only want to make sure it's complete and balanced, but that it also meets our dog's nutritional needs based on age, activity level, and medical conditions. Most dogs within the United States could likely benefit from something called an "Inactive Dog" food [...]
Is your dog a bit of a couch potato? Do they seem to gain weight by just looking at food? Well today we are going to talk about your dog’s nutritional needs and what to look for when purchasing a food for your pet! Before we get started I want to put up a big [...]
The use of carbohydrates within pet food is probably the most controversial topics in pet food right now. Popular media has spent years demonizing different types of carbohydrates such as rice, corn, and even potatoes - calling them cheap-fillers, pro-inflammatory, and blaming them for a large range of diseases from obesity and diabetes to cancer. [...]
Most compare dog foods just based on brand and ingredients list - which honestly doesn’t tell you much about the food itself or if the food will meet your dog’s nutritional needs. Today we will be covering more advanced nutritional calculations that you can use to evaluate if a diet is appropriate for your dog, [...]
When we consider which fats to add to our dog's food and how much of those fats are needed it's important to first understand four main things. 1) The Purpose of Fat in Homemade Diets, 2) How much fat our dogs need, 3) The benefits or drawbacks of different types of fats added into the [...]
A Pup Above was founded in 2020 with the idea of making a dog food company that was more transparent, and easy for pet parents to know exactly what was in their dog's food, and where the ingredients were sourced, and the quality control performed in the diets. Each recipe has a specific code with [...]
Dog Standards is a newer fresh dog food brand available in Ontario, Canada (founded at the end of 2021). Currently, they offer three different lightly cooked dog food recipes that are balanced for both adult dogs and puppies. Each recipe is higher in protein, moderate in fat, and lower in carbohydrates - making them a [...]
The positives and negatives of using different protein sources in homemade dog food.
There are some basics that every pet parent needs to know in order to both compare different dog foods, and understand their dog’s basic nutritional needs.
Learn about protein in dog food, how much is enough / too much, essential amino acids, and protein digestion.