Best Dog Food for Vizslas

Best Dog Food for Vizslas

If you want to add a Vizsla puppy to your family, you'll need a dog bed, chew toys and food. Choosing the best dog food for a Hungarian Vizsla can be a challenge. Several brands produce quality dog food, and each brand has different flavors and formulas based on your dog's age.   With the right nutritional and Vizsla health information, you can make the right decision for your dog's daily diet.

The Nutritional Needs of a Vizsla

The Vizsla is an extremely active dog, historically bred for hunting. Whether you're a hunter or plan on keeping your Vizsla busy with other activities, your dog needs the proper nutrition to stay healthy.  Select dog food brands have natural ingredients that promote various health benefits. When choosing a food, check the ingredients list for:
  • Meat: Protein is the number one macronutrient your dog needs to grow big and strong. Ensure that meat is first on the list because that means the meat is the most prevalent ingredient.
  • No chemicals: Chemicals and artificial ingredients do nothing for your dog. Avoid dog food that mentions artificial flavorings, preservatives or chemicals like sodium nitrate, butylated hydroxytoluene and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA).
  • Grain-free: Vizslas have a lot of energy, and carbohydrates are great for providing their bodies with energy. However, many Vizslas are allergic to traditional carbs like wheat and rice. Grain-free foods provide carbs in potatoes and legumes — a perfect replacement for your dog's energy needs.
Note that manufacturers need to add specific nutrients to their grain-free food before it's healthy for your dog. Do extra research before choosing a grain-free blend. Getting your veterinarian's opinion before trying new food is a great way to keep your pup safe. 

Best Dog Food for Vizsla Puppies

You'll need dog food that accommodates and supports your dog's health during every stage of life. The best dog food for a Vizsla puppy will have high protein levels — protein gives your dog essential building blocks to grow healthy bones and develop muscle. Fat is another critical macronutrient that gives your puppy energy to play and train.  You should also make sure that the dog food is a puppy formula for large breeds. The Vizsla will grow to be a large dog. As a puppy, it needs the right amounts of nutrients to grow properly.

Best Dog Food for Adult Vizslas

Your dog's first birthday is the perfect time to change its food. An adult Vizsla's best option is a large-breed dog food so it will strengthen muscle more than it will grow. At this stage, your dog needs less protein. Fat is still vital for an adult dog because your Vizsla uses that fat as an energy source.

Contact Golden Meadows Retrievers for Vizsla Puppy Information

We know how important your dog is to your family. That's why Golden Meadows Retrievers wants to ensure you give your Vizsla the best dog food available. If you're looking for a Vizsla puppy, request more puppy information about our dogs today, or contact us with questions!

Best Dog Food for Vizslas