Do you pay attention to the ingredients in your dog food? If not, maybe it's time to stop and take a look. The majority of brands available in major stores are made of low grade ingredients and heavily corn based.
There is a bit of a movement towards more natural ingredients in pet foods and there are now several websites that rate dog foods. These sites can be used as helpful tools to educate you and get you thinking about what you are feeding your best friend.
Dog food Chat
Dog Food Advisor
Dog Food Analysis
Dog food advisor is probably my favorite on the list as they are helpful in that they keep everyone up to date on recalls and such. These sites are all great to give you an idea of what is out there and exactly how crappy your kibbles and bits or iams might be-however.... I don't believe any of these individuals are nutritionists specifically for dog foods. That doesn't mean the sites don't have good information and that doesn't mean these people don't know what they are talking about-just take it with a grain of salt and apply it to what works best with you and yours.
Now, if you're feeding something like Pedigree, I'm going to ask you personally to change. Animal meat, and meat byproduct is mysery meat-you don't know if that's a pound animal that was put to sleep or a diseased cow that was bought on bargain because of the low grade meat and possible effects it might have to whatever eats it.
I feed our boys Fromm. Fromm Foods I like the ingredient list, I like the company, I trust the company, and it is US made. You really need to know where this stuff is coming from-there have been several warnings regarding pet treats made in China as of late.
If you love your pet, you'll take a moment to look into this and if you're feeding corn and sawdust (yes I said sawdust) you'll take the time and spend a little extra to find something better...