How to Find the Best Possible Food for Your Type 4 Feeding Situation

Before I show you a simple, reliable way to find the best possible food for Type 4 feeding

A situation where you’re feeding BOTH a small or medium breed puppy together with an adult dog in the same home

I’d like to share a tragic story that clearly illustrates

Why choosing a food based on your dog’s feeding type… is SO important.

When Jenny first wrote me…


Seems her 9-month-old Boston terrier, “Rocky”, had been showing signs of increasing weakness

And a reluctance to move.

He was obviously in pain.

Jenny wanted to know if Rocky’s declining health could be related to the dog food she’d been feeding him.

Of course, I urged her to take Rocky to a vet. Right away.

But out of curiosity

I also asked her if she could share with me the name of the food she’d been feeding him.

And I was SHOCKED by her answer.

You see…

Without realizing it…

Jenny had been feeding Rocky a food that did not contain enough calcium and vitamin D for his feeding type.

A situation (she later learned) had caused Charlie’s parathyroid glands to become over-active.

Causing his bones to become porous and weak.

And creating the crippling bone loss you see in this x-ray.

As a result…

Charlie was ultimately diagnosed with a life-threatening condition known as nutritional hyperparathyroidism.

And even though he survived…

Charlie could easily have died.

Here’s the point…

Feeding a food that contains the wrong mix of nutrients for your dog’s feeding type can cause lasting damage.

Including hip dysplasia and other serious growth disorders.

Which is why I urge you to use the same 4-step method we use at The Dog Food Advisor…

To choose the foods we recommend to our private Editor’s Choice members…

For their own Type 4 feeding situations.

It’s called the EC4 Optimize Method.

And it starts by making sure a food’s nutrient content is suitable for your dog’s feeding type.

How to Match a Food
to Your Dog’s Feeding Type

Back in 2008…

When I first launched The Dog Food Advisor website…

It used to be crazy-difficult to figure out if a dog food contained all the right nutrients for a specific feeding type.

You needed a calculator…

Some recent test data…

And lots of patience.

But thanks to an important change in labeling laws that went into effect in January 2016…

It’s now possible for you to be 100% certain ANY food you buy is a good match for YOUR dog’s feeding type.

Without calling your vet.

Or consulting a nutritionist.

Best of all…

The written assurance you need is printed right there on the label of virtually every commercial dog food.

It’s a simple, easy-to-read sentence known as the Nutritional Adequacy Statement.

And using it makes you an instant dog nutrition expert


Most dog owners don’t even know it exists.

The Nutritional Adequacy Statement is based on standards established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO)…

And taken from data published by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Science.

Which means…

Any food claiming to be safe for both a smaller breed puppy and an adult must now contain a specific range of calcium

And meet similar guidelines for each of 39 other nutrients, too.


Scan the Package for the
Nutritional Adequacy Statement

Here’s what it looks like…

You want to be absolutely certain the food meets AAFCO nutrient profiles for “All Life Stages“.

Avoid buying any dog food that’s designed solely for “maintenance“.

By the way…

Since you’re feeding a small or medium breed puppy

You can safely ignore the “large size dog” text at the end of the statement.

A Word of Caution

Many dog foods contain risky chemical additives or hidden Chinese protein.

While others are made by companies that never test their foods for Salmonella or cancer-causing mold toxins.

On the Next Page…

I’ll show you how to get instant access to a list of The Dog Food Advisor’s most recommended brands.

Including a list of foods considered ideal for Type 4 feeding… when you’re feeding both a smaller breed puppy and an adult together in the same home.

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