Do you know what's in your dog food?

by Team Skipper's on September 30, 2018


If you have a dog, one of the most important aspects of ownership is ensuring you’re giving your canine companion a well-balanced, nutritional diet. The only problem is, it can be extremely challenging when you’re not actually sure what’s in your pet’s food to begin with.

With that in mind, we’ve created this little guide that lets you know some of the basics about what you might find in your dog’s pet food, and even provide you with a few tips to help you make the most of your dog’s diet.


It might surprise you, but dogs are actually omnivores. That means that they don’t just like meat in their diet, but carbohydrates and vegetables too.

For a balanced diet, it’s essential that your pet receives a small amount of each of the 37 different essential nutrients that they require to grow fit and strong. These are made up of water proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.


When it comes to your pet’s food, there are some simple ways to understand what’s in it, and whether it’s satisfying your dog’s requirements for a balanced, healthy diet.

First, one basic principle you can follow is that wet dog food tends to be higher in protein than kibble. A second basic principle you can follow is that cheaper dog foods tend to contain protein that comes from vegetables, rather than animals (which more expensive dog food products are made from).


Here at Skipper’s, we know what it means to provide high quality dog food. Our dried fish snacks are packed full of protein and essential fatty acids, meaning your dog will be full of energy, and have a glossy fur coat.

You might be wondering why our pet products are dried, and the reasons is that if you cook fish, many of the essential nutrients are lost. Through the drying process, you retain the things that make fish so healthy and delicious.

So if you’re interested in providing your canine companion with a delicious, healthy meal, head over to our Dog Treats page today. All of the ingredients used in our delicious fishy dog treats can be found on our site, so if you’re interested in knowing how we prepare our snacks, the information is readily available.

Our range is designed to facilitate all different breeds of dogs – big and small, working and family, and to suite your budget.

Whether you’re looking to give your dog the extra bit of protein they require through our fish “Barf”, or you’re looking for a fishy, healthy puppy training treat, we have the product for you, and all of our recipes are there for you so you know what your dog will be eating. Ultimately, it’s vital that you know what’s going into your dog’s diet because only then will you know how you need to supplement your canine companion’s meals. When you’ve figured that out, come back to us and we’ll be ready to help you give your dog the best diet it could possibly have.