What are the best brands of dog food?

Watkins suggests the "big four" pet food companies, which are regulated and good for pets:

Scientific Diet Hill ∙ Iams Royal Canin • Purina Pro Plan Level

Watkins advised choosing the brand's food that suits your dog's size, whether tiny or large.

If you have a large breed dog, you need a formulation with a different calorie ratio to slow growth and reduce orthopedic difficulties, she said.

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For smaller dogs, choose "small bites" to adjust kibble size.

The "big four" offer puppy meals, but Watkins favors Purina Pro Plan Puppy or Hills Science Diet Puppy because they are simpler. 

One serving (1/2 cup chopped) of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, or kale will trim and improve your health.

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