Happy Border Collie Dog OutdoorsChoosing the right food for your pet isn't easy. As important members of your family, it only makes sense that you want your pets to grow up happy and healthy, but how do you know what makes your dog healthy and what's the doggy equivalent of going to the drive-thru every night?

The digestive system of a dog and the digestive system of a human are two very different things. Most people know that dogs can't eat chocolate, but did you know that onions, grapes, garlic, mushrooms and beetroot are all very bad for your dog? The only way to know for certain what your dog should and shouldn't be eating is to check the nutritional guidelines not just for dogs, but for your specific breed.

Once you've looked into this you'll see that the ideal canine diet is high in protein and fat, with around 60-65 per cent animal ingredients – with the rest being made up of vegetables and botanicals such as sweet potato and seaweed. What you will also find is that dogs shouldn't really be eating grains; unlike humans, dogs don't produce the enzyme amylase and so can't break down complex carbohydrates like starch. These grains are traditionally added to dog food in place of more nutritious ingredients for two reasons - to make your dog feel full and to lower the overall cost of producing the food.

Canagan is well known for being a brand that it proud to be entirely grain-free. This is important not just because it means that your dog food isn't full of filler ingredients, but because grains in canine diets have been linked to canine allergies from upset stomachs to itchy coats. As a result, Canagan isn't just one of the most nutritious dog foods on the market, it's one of the few dog foods which are specifically designed to be hypoallergenic in dogs. (If you're also a friend to the felines, Canagan also make a nutritionally balanced cat food.) If you've noticed that your dogs are struggling with itchy, dry coats or constantly suffer from an upset stomach, it may be time to switch over to Canagan.

Whether you're raising a puppy or feeding a senior dog, there are many benefits to Canagan dog food. You needn't worry if your dog is a notoriously fussy eater either - even the fussiest of dogs will take to Canagan like a fish to water. Firstly, there is an impressive range of flavours to choose from, so if your god prefers venison & rabbit over herring & trout, you have nothing to worry about. Secondly, with such a massively nutritious food source, your pets will naturally eat less before feeling full, and feel better as a result of eating it. By eating less food and getting better nutritional results, switching to Canagan can even save you money in the long run. Your dog is happier, healthier and more energetic, you waste less food and you save money all at the same time. What's not to like?