Selecting the right food for your pet is critical. Proper diet choices can impact many age-related diseases, prevent from arthritis and impact longevity. Stage of life, namely growth, adult maintenance and senior age diets are all important, as are prescription diets for specific medical conditions.
The recent explosion of fad diets such as raw diets, grain free diets and dozens of others have created much confusion in the minds of pet owners. Many of these really out there ideas have sprung from bizarre human nutrition trends and have little if any basis is science or medical knowledge.
Consult with your veterinarian about the choice best for your pet. Who do you trust more: the person with many years of scientific education who knows you and your pet or the clerk at the big box pet store?