Giving your Dog the Best Diet

black pug looking at broccoli

Making sure you’ve got the best food for your dog can be tricky, especially if you like to add in some extra elements yourself. We’ve got a list of dos and don’ts to help you give them everything they need for a good diet, to ensure they’re one happy, healthy pooch. 

Human Food

puppy trying to grab a slice of pizza

This is very much a divided subject in the dog owner community; everyone has their own opinion on whether this is a total no-no or okay every now and then. If you’re going to let your pooch enjoy some of the same foods that you eat, then make sure you know which ones are safe for them to tuck into. 

Here’s a list of some that you want to avoid:

  • Chocolate & confectionery
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Grapes, raisins, sultanas, etc
  • Bacon and other fatty meats

However, it’s not all doom and gloom for your canine companion! There are many human foods that they can safely enjoy with you, like fresh fruit and vegetables. Each item has certain reasons why it makes it the best food for your dog - find out about the ones in our food here.

Allergies & Intolerances

One of the main things to consider when finding the best food for your dog is making sure they’re not allergic. A visit to the vets is definitely a good idea if you start to notice certain symptoms that link with a dietary change.

dog jumping up to get cookies

Lactose and grain make up a large part of allergies in dogs and so it’s always important to check labels of treats and food to avoid upset tummies. Our food is all free from dairy products and we have a dedicated grain-free range to make food shopping easier for you.

Picking the right brand

Last of all, starting your pooch on the right brand is essential to ensure they’re getting the best food. Many factors such as age, intolerance and breed can contribute to them needing a slightly different mix of ingredients. Our wide variety of food means that we can cater for many different needs and tastes! Find the whole range here.

What food is your pooch currently loving? Are there any tips you have to ensure they get the best food? Tweet us at @barkingheads or head to our Facebook page.


Did you know large breed puppies and dogs have special feeding requirements? Read our blog on Large Breed Feeding Advice by Vet Dr Scott Miller and Barking Heads!

*The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified pet health provider with any questions you may have regarding your pet’s health*