Q. Just because a dog food is more expensive, does that mean it's more nutritious?

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A. Not necessarily. Price should not always be the only consideration when choosing a dog food. One of the most important things to consider is the type of ingredients listed on the label. Ingredients are listed primarily by weight on the ingredient list. The ones that come first are the ones that are present in the greatest amount in the formula.

What is most important is not just the type of ingredients, but rather how the balance of those ingredients provide adequate nutrients.

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