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What Is the Best Dog Food

Understanding your dog's needs

What Is The Best Dog Food: FAQ

The History of Dogs

Dogs are beautiful animals.  They are intelligent and loyal creatures. Some scientists believe that wolves were originally attracted to humans by food scraps and savaging areas where humans lived. Over time, natural domestication started and flourished into a bond.  Did you know that scientific evidence now supports a  bond between humans and dogs?

A Dog's Natural Diet

Dogs are carnivores (meat-eaters) and they find eat via prey. Event the small breed dogs are hunters and eat prey such as mice and even insects. When dogs pack up, they catch larger animals. After they catch their food,  they eat everything – the organs, the meat, the bones…they take in a lot of protein & fat. Often dogs will dig up vegetables and eat grasses and even herbs.

 A Domesticated Dogs Diet 

Your dog’s diet should be high quality and well balanced.  Protein, fat, and carbohydrates are important. A high-density nutrient blend of dog food provides quality dog food with less mess to clean later. One of the first things you should look for on a dog food label is the statement “formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.” The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) has strict requirements to make sure that a product is in fact complete and balanced for dogs.

What does 26/16 represent on dog food?

The two numbers represent the protein-to-fat ratio of the food. 26% Protein and 16% fat. 

Protein: I crucial for multiple reasons when it comes to your dog and provides:

  • The energy required in repairing and building muscle tissues.

  • The ability to grow new skin cells, hair, nails.

  • It creates the hormones and enzymes needed to function normally.

  • A strong immune system.


The best sources of protein are chicken & fish, both key components of Red Dirt Dog Food.


Dogs burn fat before any other nutrient in their body. Fats are a dense source of energy that is necessary to keep your dog active and healthy for a long time. Fat is the key nutrient to maintain a shiny coat and can even prevent skin disorders. Did you know those fat nutrients are key to their sense of smell too?


Red Dirt K9 Dog Food has 6 Omegas, also known as fatty acids. 



Chicken Meal, Herring Meal, Ground Ancient Grain Barley, Ancient Grain Maize Flour, Ground Whole Grain Wheat, Wheat Shorts, Whole Brown Rice, Chicken Fat, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Brewer's Yeast, Herring Oil, Chicken Liver, Salt, Kelp Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Lecithin, DL Methionine, Chicory Root, Malted Barley Flour, Calcium Propionate, Flaxseed, Taurine, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, L- Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Zinc Methionine Complex, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Lysine Hydrochloride, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Riboflavin (B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium lodate, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (B6), Cobalt Sulfate, Folic Acid, Selenium Yeast, Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement.



Crude Protein (min.) 26.00% Crude Fat (min.) 16.00% Crude fibre (max.) 3.50% Mois.ure (max.) 10.00% Calcium 1.3% (max) Phosphorus 1.1% (max) Sodium 0.5% (max) Omega-3* (min.) 0.50% Omega-6* (min.) 2.80% *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles CALORIE CONTENT: Metabolizable Energy (ME)* 3630 kcal/kg 472 kcal/cup 140g/cup *calculated using modified Atwater

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