Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry)

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Rating: ★★½☆☆

Purina Pro Plan Savor Dog Food earns the Advisor’s second-lowest tier rating of 2.5 stars.

The Purina Pro Plan Savor product line lists ten dry dog foods, three claimed to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles for all life stages and seven for adult maintenance.

The following is a list of recipes available at the time of this review.

  • Savor Adult Shredded Blend Large Breed
  • Savor Adult Shredded Blend Beef and Rice
  • Savor Adult Shredded Blend Tuna and Rice
  • Savor Adult Shredded Blend Lamb and Rice
  • Savor Adult Shredded Blend Salmon and Rice
  • Savor Adult Shredded Blend Chicken and Rice
  • Savor Puppy Shredded Blend Chicken and Rice
  • Savor Adult Shredded Blend Weight Management
  • Savor Adult 7 Plus Shredded Blend Chicken and Rice
  • Savor Adult Shredded Blend Sm Breed Chicken & Rice

Pro Plan Savor Adult Shredded Blend Large Breed formula was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.

Purina Pro Plan Savor Adult Shredded Blend Large Breed Formula

Dry Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 30% | Fat = 14% | Carbs = 49%

Ingredients: Chicken, brewers rice, whole grain wheat, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal (natural source of glucosamine), soy flakes, whole grain corn, corn germ meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of vitamin E), barley, soybean meal, dried egg product, fish meal (natural source of glucosamine), animal digest, glycerin, calcium phosphate, wheat bran, fish oil, salt, potassium chloride, potassium citrate, calcium carbonate, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, choline chloride, manganese proteinate, ferrous sulfate, sulfur, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), copper proteinate, niacin, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 5.1%

Red items when present indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis26%12%NA
Dry Matter Basis30%14%49%
Calorie Weighted Basis27%30%44%

The first ingredient in this dog food is chicken. Although it is a quality item, raw chicken contains about 80% water. After cooking, most of that moisture is lost, reducing the meat content to just a fraction of its original weight.

After processing, this item would probably account for a smaller part of the total content of the finished product.

The second ingredient is brewers rice. Brewers rice is a cereal grain by-product consisting of the small fragments left over after milling whole rice. Aside from the caloric energy it contains, this item is of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

The third ingredient is wheat. Like corn, wheat is an inexpensive and controversial cereal grain of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

For this reason, we do not consider wheat a preferred component in any dog food.

The fourth ingredient is corn gluten meal. Gluten is the rubbery residue remaining once corn has had most of its starchy carbohydrate washed out of it.

Although corn gluten meal contains 60% protein, this ingredient would be expected to have a lower biological value than meat.

And less costly plant-based products like this can notably boost the total protein reported on the label — a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

The fifth ingredient is poultry by-product meal, a dry rendered product of slaughterhouse waste. It’s made from what’s left of slaughtered poultry after all the prime cuts have been removed.

In a nutshell, poultry by-products are those unsavory and inedible leftovers deemed “unfit for human consumption”.

In addition to organs (the nourishing part), this stuff can contain almost anything — feet, beaks, undeveloped eggs — anything except quality skeletal muscle (real meat).

We consider poultry by-products slightly lower in quality than a single-species ingredient (like chicken by-products).

On the brighter side, by-product meals are meat concentrates and contain nearly 300% more protein than fresh poultry.

The sixth ingredient is soybean meal, a by-product of soybean oil production more commonly found in farm animal feeds.

Although soybean meal contains 48% protein, this ingredient would be expected to have a lower biological value than meat.

And less costly plant-based products like this can notably boost the total protein reported on the label — a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

The seventh ingredient is corn. Corn is another cereal grain and subject to the same issues as wheat (previously discussed).

The eighth ingredient is animal fat. Animal fat is a generic by-product of rendering, the same high-temperature process used to make meat meals.

Since there’s no mention of a specific animal, this item could come from almost anywhere: roadkill, spoiled supermarket meat, dead, diseased or dying cattle — even euthanized pets.

For this reason, we do not consider generic animal fat a quality ingredient.

The ninth ingredient includes fish meal, another protein-rich meat concentrate.

Fish meal is typically obtained from the “clean, dried, ground tissue of undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings” of commercial fish operations.1

Unfortunately, this particular item is anonymous. Because various fish contain different types of fats, we would have preferred to have known the source species.

The tenth ingredient is barley. Barley is a starchy carbohydrate supplying fiber and other healthy nutrients. Unlike grains with a higher glycemic index, barley can help support more stable blood sugar levels.

The next ingredient is corn germ meal, a meal made from ground corn germ after much of the oil has been removed. Corn germ meal is a protein-rich by-product left over after milling corn meal, hominy grits and other corn products.

However, the protein found in corn germ meal (about 25% dry matter basis) must be considered when judging the meat content of this dog food.

From here, the list goes on to include a number of other items.

But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of this product.

With six notable exceptions

First, animal digest is a chemically hydrolyzed mixture of animal by-products that is usually sprayed onto the surface of a dry kibble to improve its taste.

Next, wheat bran is made from the tough outer layer of a wheat kernel. Brans are especially rich in dietary fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals.

In addition, garlic oil may be a controversial item. We say “may be” here because we are not certain of the oil’s chemical relationship to raw garlic itself.

Although most experts favor the ingredient for its numerous health benefits, garlic (in rare cases) has been linked to Heinz body anemia in dogs.2

However, the limited professional literature we surveyed provided no definitive warnings regarding the use of garlic — especially when used in small amounts (as it likely is here).

Next, we find no mention of probiotics, friendly bacteria applied to the surface of the kibble after processing to help with digestion.

We also note this food inlcudeschelated minerals, minerals that have been chemically attached to protein. This makes them easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better dog foods.

And lastly, this dog food contains menadione, a controversial form of vitamin K linked to liver toxicity, allergies and the abnormal break-down of red blood cells.

Since vitamin K isn’t required by AAFCO in either of its dog food nutrient profiles, we question the use of this substance in any canine formulation.

Purina Pro Plan Savor Dog Food
The Bottom Line

Judging by its ingredients alone, Purina Pro Plan Savor Dog Food looks like a below-average dry product.

But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 30%, a fat level of 14% and estimated carbohydrates of about 49%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 30% and a mean fat level of 17%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 45% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 56%.

Near-average protein. Near-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

When you consider the protein-boosting effect of the corn gluten, corn germ and soybean meals, this looks like the profile of a dry product containing a moderate amount of meat.

Bottom line?

Purina Pro Plan Savor is a plant-based dry dog food using a moderate amount of beef, chicken, lamb or fish as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 2.5 stars.

Not recommended.

Please note certain recipes are sometimes given a higher or lower rating based upon our estimate of their total meat content and (when appropriate) their fat-to-protein ratios.

Special Alert

Rice ingredients can sometimes contain arsenic. Until the US FDA establishes safe upper levels for arsenic content, pet owners may wish to limit the total amount of rice fed in a dog's daily diet.

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Notes and Updates

08/16/2014 Last Update

  1. Association of American Feed Control Officials
  2. Yamato et al, Heinz Body hemolytic anemia with eccentrocytosis from ingestion of Chinese chive (Allium tuberosum) and garlic (Allium sativum) in a dog, Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 41:68-73 (2005)
  • Annie

    aww I love this breed and have 2 myself lol it’s hard to find a food these dogs do really good on.

  • theBCnut

    Peeing doesn’t cause infection. Infection causes peeing.

  • Gonzalo Carpio

    I started my Boston Terrier with Eukanuba when he was puppy which caused
    him to vomit A LOT! He has been in PRO PLAN ever since, first the regular chicken and rice, then weight mgmt because he
    was getting fat. Great results!!! Came across a friend in petsmart who
    recommended to switch him to blue. I switched him slowly and properly
    like it is instructed when switching and after that… he started peeing more often to the point where
    he got an infection :( waiting for the results tomorrow. Not saying that
    Blue is not the best; however, it may not be the best for my dog. Will
    keep you posted.

  • Susan Drechsler

    asdfaThis site is highly nmanipulatedb.When you say someting against their favorate companies for instance Nature Logic or orijin then you find yoru posts eather

    officially deletedn or magically dissappeared a few days later. Only the devotees posts will remain.When you say someting about

    their nheigh proteinn diets who are proven nwrong then they will bullyn,flag,nblock and ndelete you in order to

    promote their subversivenn angenda.i have to write this way otherwise I end up in nspamn.They misrepresentedb the bstudies

    and then when you point out the ndangers their own nstudies have shown they will delete your posts making up stories.

    They construe textbooks for instance claiming the textbooks state you can give 40 or 50% knprotein to a senior dog

    while they say 28% max. then they use nstudies sponsored by pharmacytical companies or purina to falsely substantiate their claims.

    when you point out the flawsn then your posts will dissappearn. Nshawnna will lie pretty much about anything to

    promote her 50% nprotein dietnn. For instance falsely claiming her dog is not on medication or those dogs would not live very long

    while it would not be unusual if the dog is still alive. Then she keeps contradicting herself how much knprotein she feeds

    depending on the arguments.check out the web under nscammn about more information.

    100s of people have been nbulliedn and blockedn on here. Vetsn get regularly blockedn and their posts deletedn. Mnike the ndentist

    is not an expert yet him among the devoteesnn without any credentials make so many false claims but think they know it all.

    Please don’t buy into their highnnnproteinn meatmnn based dietn it is all not nessessarly superior, also don’t believe their

    exchagerated claims on lentils,ngluten,nntomatoes,nraw food etc.

    Buyer Beware!

  • Boby
  • Boby

    Meh, seems average. Anyways I bought 10 bags for 6lb different pro plans
    since they were only $0.90 after coupon (Free bag from petco coupon)
    and taking advantage of the coupons. My dog seems to love it so far. Got
    10 bags to last me til next year. Will still get more then donate it to my local pet pantry.

  • Gvvbb

    Pattyyyyy is no fun with her gun

  • Gfvvb

    Pattyyy is no fun with her gun fghv

  • Fvvgvv

    Pattyyy is no fun with her gun

  • Cynjam

    I switched to Purina pro plan lamb and rice for my puppy after dealing with loose stool issues with another food, and shes doing fantastic on it. Nice firm stools and she loves it.

  • Hound Dog Mom

    The company that keeps the pups for a year and a half and screens for DOD – I’ll give that some credit. Other than that, I still don’t find them useful. I’m actually glad you mentioned that because I had been meaning to ask you whether or not any companies that feed trial their lbp formulas screen for DOD after the trial.

  • aimee

    I do not. I’ve never seen it published anywhere. I did find on a blog that a person whom I did verify was a nutritionist said when she was involved about 20% failed.

    The bookmark was lost when my computer died and sadly I haven’t been able to find it again. So take it for what it is worth….not much LOL : )

    There is this publication http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1659568

    Trials account for palatability and bioavailability. I’d think before a company invested in a feeding trial they would ensure palatability. JMO

    IDK… nutritionists don’t put a lot of stock into judging nutritional adequacy by looking at ingredient lists. They do put stock into feeding trials, knowing full well of their limitations. Major allied groups do as well.

    The WSAVA Global Nutritional guidelines gives the edge to trials, the Pet Nutritional Allience, an organization made up of American and Canadian nutritionists calls feeding trials “the preferred method”, and heck even Pet MD prefers foods that have been trialed.

    An AAFCO trial is a min and any company can do more. For example, I talked to 2 different companies regarding their growth trial. Both foods were marketed as being appropriate for large breeds.

    Company 1. Neither the breed or weight of the dog used in the trial were known. The trial was run for 10 weeks and only the tests done were those required by AAFCO (PCV HGB ALKP and ALB)

    Company 2. The breeds used in trials are representative of the breed the food is marketed for. For the large breed food I inquired about the breed in the trial was the Labrador. Growth trials are run for 6 months and the pups are then adopted out. I was told over 1200 data points are collected on each dog including full blood panels, UA’s and hormone levels. The pups are screened for DOD’s and he thought DEXA scans were done as well but he’s have to check on that one. Some pups stay in the program and are fed and monitored an additional year as part of their growth study.

    Each diet carries the same AAFCO statement, yet they are very very different growth trials.

  • losul

    Yes, i too would seriously interested to know, and the whys and hows, but not so sure the pet food companies doing them would allow it to be public knowledge?

  • Pattyvaughn

    We already know that decent ingredients aren’t required to pass, so you would think that decent ingredients could definitely pass.

  • Hound Dog Mom

    It would be interesting to know the failure rates of feeding trials. I have a hard time believing that any food that meets the AAFCO nutrient profiles and that uses decent ingredients couldn’t pass a feeding trial. I know Aimee has attempted to sway many people on here with puppies against 4 and certain 5 star foods because they haven’t passed feeding trials and I just don’t believe that a food with 5 star ingredients that meets AAFCO standards couldn’t pass a feeding trial.

  • losul

    Aimee, do you have any data on failure rates of feeding trials, and the hows and whys of those failures?

    I get the feeling many of the failures have to do with poor palatibilty, and/or the failure to eat enough, digest enough, be beneficially usable etc. to maintain weight, or to gain weight and grow properly in the case of puppies. If that’s the case, I would think it’s more the companies using low quality ingredients that SHOULD be the most interested in doing these tests.

    ["I have worked with formulas containing as little as 8% and as much as 70% animal products, and with few exceptions; the higher the level, the greater the palatability ," states Dr. Herbert Heinicke, Ph.D., experienced pet food industry consultant. Fat is especially attractive to dogs, especially if it
    naturally occurring in the meat rather than coated on a grain-based kibble]

    http://www.vippetfoods.com.au/Uploads/PANDEANDietPalatabilityReview.pdf

    ————————–

    “Palatability has become as important to petfood formulation as the core ingredients. After all, those ingredients can’t provide nutritional benefits if pets won’t eat the food or, perhaps more importantly, their owners don’t perceive the pets are enjoying the food. Thus, leading companies invest heavily in research and work to ensure they can accurately measure the palatability of their flavor enhancers.” *I bolded to emphasize

    http://petfoodindustry.com/palatabilitytests.aspx

    http://www.petfoodindustry.com/3902.html

    Just me, but if I were using/or had to use a low quality ingredient dog food, I too would put more value on the benefits of a food trial for that particular food. As it is, it just doesn’t hold very much meaning for me, sorry.

  • LabsRawesome

    You believe in fairy tales, go pet your unicorn.

  • LabsRawesome

    LMAO, my Dachshund would definitely go for the Deer poop first, he loves that stuff! The other two won’t touch it tho. Too funny.

  • Cyndi

    Do your own “food” trial then. Take any commercial dog food in one bowl and put deer poop in another bowl. I know which one my dog would eat first, but I’m certainly not going to feed her poop for the rest of her life. It’s up to us, as humans and our dog’s care givers, to feed them what is best for them, not just what they want to eat.

  • Crazy4cats

    You can dislike the way the creator rates the food. But, you cannot deny the amazing amount of information about hundreds of different foods that are available to us consumers. Dr. Sagman gives us an excellent start at learning and exploring nutrition for our pets. All of this at your fingertips for free! Rate the food however you want and don’t be so negative.

  • aimee

    Hi Rott n,

    I may be the only “regular” poster here that sees great value in feeding trials. During growth, the base diet I feed must have passed a growth trial. That said, trials do have limitations, which is why it is easy for detractors to criticize them: )

    I understand the limitations, and I don’t use the basis of a trial as a litmus test as to what constitutes a good food, but it is one of the things I evaluate. There are plenty of foods that have passed an AAFCO feeding trial that I would never feed, and plenty that haven’t been trialed that I would!

    I see a trial as a short term test of bioavailability, no more no less. Veterinary nutritionists are in favor of feeding trials, in part because they have seen first hand that diets fail this simple test.

  • http://DogFoodAdvisor.com/ Mike Sagman

    Feeding trials are overrated. Here’s what Dr. Randy Wysong, a respected veterinarian and pet food formulator, has to say in his article about feeding trials:

    “…these tests do not prove what they are intended for 100% completeness. Feeding trials are performed on caged animals and are short-term (generally 26 weeks at most). Such tests deny that nutrition can have effects beyond the few weeks used in a feeding trial. Undetected nutrient imbalance in youth has, for example, been shown to affect both animal and human, adult- and latter-age susceptibility to many chronic degenerative diseases, and even impact the health of future generations. A feeding trial does not and cannot measure this. Results from a laboratory-bred puppy raised on concrete in stainless steel cages, placed under fluorescent lights, breathing conditioned air does not necessarily correlate to real animals in homes and backyards.”

  • rott n

    Do these reviews ever take in to account food trials which pro plan has done vs. A dog food meeting aafco standards, which basically means your dog is the trial. I hate these reviews for this reason.

  • TimF

    My dog would pick the rubberish chicken looking pieces out of the food and would never eat them. I switched to another dry for him.

  • InkedMarie

    Hopefully you will read this, apology accepted. I know some people are on a budget but there are quality dog foods out there that are nicely priced.

    People get “worked up” because some of us have had dogs with serious medical issues that have been directly related to dog food. There are good ingredients and bad ingredients. If you choose to feed an inferior food, thats on you but that doesn’t mean that others can’t do the very best they can.

  • Blue Bird Vision

    It’s sad that people take what was said out of context then attempt to deflect from the argument at hand. Never did I mention anything about income…

    Some people want to feed four or five star foods to their pets, but they’re unable to due to financial reasons, which is a shame…that’s basically what I said. Good for you if you feed this and it’s been working for your animals.

  • Blue Bird Vision

    I appreciate your apology and I hope I didn’t hit a nerve with you. From a year ago, I didn’t word my post properly (and I don’t even think I was referencing the right Purina formula).

    All I was saying was that some people WANT to feed their dogs a five star food, but are unable to. Purina’s foods are nowhere near the best, however, I will not judge or question a person’s decision on what they feed their animals and children. If your child has been eating high carb, sugary foods and their triglycerides and blood pressure checks out, then keep doing what you’re doing!

    In MY experience, my family’s “cheap” budget almost led my dog to her early death and if it wasn’t for our research and this site, she wouldn’t be here.

  • Tom Kealy

    I apologize;
    it was immature for me to make that remark about income and about Blue
    Bird. I don’t have a lot of patience or respect for people who try to
    take cheap shots at people who are on a budget. I had no idea people would get
    so worked up over dog food… I will look at this website for the expert star
    reviews, but this will be the last post from me….

  • LabsRawesome

    Obviously “making more money than Blue Bird” doesn’t make you more intelligent. Because while you are paying a lot for Purina Pro Plan, you are not getting a superior product.

    Brewers rice, whole grain wheat, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal,soy flakes, whole grain corn, corn germ meal, animal fat Are not good ingredients. These are some of the worst ingredients.Instead of bragging about how rich you are, do your dog a favor and learn about what a good dog food is made from. HINT- not grain, thats for sure! Take a look at some of the 4 & 5 star rated grain free foods.

  • Melissaandcrew

    You have no idea who makes what and I typically find that people who attempt to make such comparisons are generally those that only wish they did.

  • InkedMarie

    No one knows how much anyone makes here. It is a shame that you apparently make more than the person you are responding to yet you choose to feed a dog without a good ingredient list. Your dog may like it & have a great coat but that doesn’t mean that the food is good. It’s not but its your choice to feed it.

  • TK

    My dog loves this food and she is very healthy with a beautiful coat and I guarantee I make a lot more money than Blue Bird…. let me guess you feed your dog filet mignon with sauteed mushrooms and a gorgonzola cream sauce every night for dinner and she sleeps in a Louis Vuitton kennel?? Get a life…..

  • texas952

    We feed all six of our dogs, ranging in age from six months to 13 years, on Purina Pro Plan Shredded Chicken, puppy, adult, and 7+ and they all are doing great on it. Their coats look good and they have absolutely no health issues.

  • doglover

    I have fed my dogs pro plan selects and I swear by it. My bichon lived to be 18 and I have 4 dogs now with no medical conditions.

  • mdkroma

    Here are a few options that you can research that are in the same price range (albeit slightly more per lb, and I’m also using big bags for price comp): Wellness Super 5, Earthborn Holistic, Fromm Four Star.

  • Kikki

    I don’t think anyone here judge others by their income. I think I can speak for everyone when I say the main objective is to find the best food possible within your budget. Pro Plan is by all means not cheap, especially considering all the crap they have in it, it’s extremely overpriced. For the same price (or even lower), there’s many, many higher quality foods. I don’t judge anyone on a budget but I’ll sure judge if they’re ignorant enough to say a low quality food filled with cereal and by-products is excellent and the best food for their dog just because their dog loves it. What’s most frustating is that some of these people actually manage to find their way here, a great place to learn with so many knowledgable people around who are willing to help yet they rather take the easy way and dismissing all new information.

  • Ivan Balabanov

    I buy this for my dog at $15 per 10 lbs… not a cheap dog food by far. I buy it because he is healthy, energetic and so have his champion predecessors. It’s sad that people try to judge others by their income, and try to judge income by the products they choose to use.

  • Collie Rescuer

    I have fed my dogs Pro Plan for about 20 years. I had a sheltie who ate it and lived to 15 years old. She was always in excellent condition for her age and looked good and acted young until right before she died. I have gotten dogs from rescue, permanent and foster, with coats in poor condition that had beautiful, shiny coats after eating Pro Plan. I volunteer for a collie/sheltie rescue that feeds its dogs Pro Plan. Pro Plan is $40-$50 for a 35lb bag, so we don’t feed it because its cheap…and I am feeding 2 collies and 2 shelties and go through 35lbs per month.

  • pat

    I have tried many of the expensive dog foods. My dog has had all kinds of skin and digestion problems. I tried this on a fluke and wow. She looks great. Unbelievable. What ever it is if it works I am really happy.

  • Edward Donohoe

    iam a registered vet tech and i myself feed wellness core grain free however its 65.00 a bag but my mini dachshund are in great shape they dont eat as much or go as much do to not a buch of cheap fillers like yellow corn yuck if thats the first thing in your dogs food then you are spend double the money for your food my food last a month so its well worth it however i under some people cant afford it so i do recommend that you feed like iams pro plan science diet at least that is better then dog chow but pro plan uses by products so use caution check your labels but do a test buy a bag of high quality dog food see the differance it will surprise you you will not be rushing right back because it last longer and your pooper scooper will get a nice break as well lol !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cendymcvoy Cendy McVoy

    Have Been feeding Pro Plan for 25 years… If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!!! We have been breeding and showing dogs for almost 45 years and have almost 60 Champions.. Are dogs are in GREAT coat and body weight! Also the dogs enjoy the food and can’t wait to eat!

  • Delgada Dawn

    Just reading the ingredients makes me shutter. It’s sad that this is sometimes the only thing people can afford to feed their dogs. Unbelievable. ;(

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ICSHSY3U643OX3N3TK55UIC7XQ Steve

    Tushar,

    No vet I have ever visited has been able to give an informed opinion on food aside from “stick with the big brands because they are consistent.”  I’ve seen a lot of vets over the years for my ferrets and dogs and asked these kind of questions.  I got a similar response from all of them and don’t even try to talk to them about training and behavior.  Vets have an amazing skill to diagnose an animal without the animal telling them what the problem is and possibly even trying to hide it.   Vets work and study long and hard on improving this ability. 
    But, don’t believe for a second that being a vet makes one the end-all expert on everything pet-related just as you would not expect your doctor to give you a diet to follow.  Your doctor would probably send you to a dietician, someone who studies diets and lifestyles.

  • Tushar Ani

    Food is a source of energy and a balanced diet is what makes for a
    healthy life. Be it humans or animals, the source of energy for them is
    food. Food guarantees a fit and a healthy body. Dog food carries various
    ingredients. A veterinarian can examine the contents to verify whether
    the food is suitable and of the highest quality for your dog. The chosen
    dog food must be able to satisfy all the requirements of your pet.
    Proper food means a healthy dog with a shiny coat and a longer lifespan.

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