What should I feed my dog? This is the question most people are concerned about when they buy their first dog but it's also something that requires a certain amount of flexibility. A dog's diet should be nutritious and well-balanced as a poor diet could have a profound effect on your dog's health and also be the cause of behavioural issues.

There is evidence that proves that giving children too many sweets and soft drinks can have a detrimental effect on their health and their teeth. I myself remember being very hyper as a kid after drinking a can of sugary drinks and unfortunately this can also have the same effect on our dogs. Therefore, it is important to choose the best dog food for your loving canine.

Also, the food that is loaded with sub-standard meat, colouring and sugar can lead to unwanted behaviour in your dog so it is important to be aware of what you feed them. A healthy diet can mean fewer trips to the vet, longer life for your dog and reduce the strain on your pocket.

There are different types of dog food on offer and it is becoming increasingly difficult to know which to choose. There are the big brand names that are advertised on TV, some unusual ones that you only hear about through friends and family, those on sale in your local pet store and recommendations from your dog's vet.