Understanding Dog Food Labels

The following items represent some of The Dog Food Advisor’s most frequently asked questions about reading and understanding dog food labels.

Why are my dog food’s protein and fat percentages different from the ones mentioned in your reviews?

Because all foods (even human foods) contain varying amounts of moisture, we use dry matter basis to report the nutrient content of every product we review. This method mathematically removes all the water from a food.

Dry matter basis allows a more accurate comparison between dog foods with different moisture content.