But Why Toppers?
I’m not Anderson Cooper; I don’t think I could eat the exact same lunch every day for months at a time. My dog, however, gets excited to eat the same dried-up kibble for both breakfast and lunch every single day without fail. I recently started reading up on nutritional supplements and the benefits of different types of dog diets, so I began adding food toppers to her meals. And let me tell you; she can’t get enough. Instead of a simple tail wag when I dig into her food bag, she now barks, nibbles, and paws at my arm to remind me that it’s time for her to eat (even if it’s an hour before dinnertime).
If you’re interested in adding a little something extra to your pup’s diet, toppers are a great way to start. They can provide extra protein, fiber, fats, vitamins, and minerals. But, before I list some good toppers, here are some things to keep in mind:
- Make sure not to overfeed your dog! If you’re adding a significant amount of toppers, be sure to take some of the kibble or wet food out.
- If you have a puppy or senior dog, make sure to check in with your vet. You should typically check-in when making dietary changes to your dog’s food, but when dealing with ages on either end of the spectrum, that becomes even more important.
- If you want to make your own, go for it! However, be sure to do research on what types of foods are good for your dog.
Turn over that box
Check the topper’s ingredient list just like you check yours. Also, try to compare it with your dog’s regular food so that they compliment each other (and you don’t give your dog too much of one thing, like protein or carbohydrates).