Advantages and disadvantages of the main types of dog diets




Homemade dog food; Raw pet food; Pet food; Wet comercial diets.


The relationship between humans and dogs has become closer, mainly in recent years, as a result of an increase in the pet food sector, offering a wide variety of products. With the wide variety of foods available on the market, choosing the type of diet becomes a complex and confusing process. The aim of this literature review is to expose the characteristics of the main forms of feeding for dogs as well as their advantages and disadvantages. Most handlers feed their dogs commercial pet food, for ease of purchase and storage. However, in the manufacturing process of these foods, the information contained on the label does not always match the nutritional values ​​of the product and there is an inclusion of several chemical additives. With the growing popularity of unconventional food, natural and homemade diets offer other possibilities for choosing ingredients, greater palatability and diet digestibility, however, they must be properly formulated by professionals, thus avoiding nutrient deficiencies or excesses.

Author Biographies

Bruna Beatriz Voos de Campos, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa

Graduada em Zootecnia pela Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa.

Jessyca Caroline Rocha Ribas, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa

Graduação em Zootecnia pela Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa

Mestrado em Produção Animal pela Universidade Estadual de Maringá


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CAMPOS, B. B. V. de .; RIBAS, J. C. R. . Advantages and disadvantages of the main types of dog diets. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 10, p. e91101018368, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i10.18368. Disponível em: Acesso em: 23 may. 2024.



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