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Dr. Gary Richter

“America’s Favorite Vet” Dr. Gary Richter is one of the country’s most renowned veterinarians, and the international bestselling author of “The Ultimate Pet Health Guide.” For two decades, Dr. Richter has combined the latest scientific breakthroughs with traditional holistic medicine, to stay at the forefront of pet nutrition — offering a healthy, integrative approach to common health concerns.

Top Vet Shows How to Check Your Dog Food (Important Health Info)

Whether you use dry dog food or wet dog food, it’s important to check your dog food to make sure you’re feeding your furry friend a healthy diet. Most of the dry food and wet food on the market can lack natural vitamins, real meat, quality protein, and nutrients that can be crucial for your dog’s weight management support and overall health — even if they look like the healthy choice on the shelf.

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These low-quality dog foods might surprise even the most dedicated pet parents. If the label of your dog’s food says it’s grain free, human grade, or made with chicken, beef, or fish, the food inside could still lack the nutrients your dog’s body needs to truly thrive. On top of this, some large dog food manufacturers will add unnecessary ingredients to their dog foods — things that could be bad news for dogs with sensitive stomachs, weight management issues, or other health problems. This includes, but is not limited to, cheap fillers like corn and rice, artificial preservatives that help to extend the shelf life of a product, fake flavors and colors, and harmful by-products that are produced when the food is made. Luckily, these things can be easy to spot on the label of your dog’s food, if you know what to look for.

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With so much to choose from, and so much misleading information, it’s hard to know what the best dog foods are. That’s why Dr. Richter, voted America’s Favorite Veterinarian by the American Veterinary Association, is here to help. He’s put together a video report that details everything you need to know about dog nutrition, including exactly what nutrients your dog needs in their food to help them thrive. He will also go over which foods could present threats to your dog’s health and well-being, as well as the food that is most likely to contain those harmful ingredients and by-products.

With Dr. Richter’s quick dog food check, you can have more information to help you choose the best dog food for your beloved companion throughout their life stages. A quality dog food can make it easier for you to help your dog stay at a healthy weight, help regulate their appetite, support their immune system function, help restore shine to their coat, soothe skin issues, help support joint mobility and flexibility and help them feel more energized and vibrant. With all that, your dog can feel like the happy, playful pup that they’ve always been.