We all have a favourite meal - that one dish that feels like a warm, comforting hug whenever we eat it.
But no matter how much you love it, if you had to eat it all day, every day, you’d quickly get fed up with eating the same thing.
What about dogs, though? How do they feel about eating the same thing every day?
A dog’s taste buds
To properly answer this question, we first need to take a look at how your dog tastes food. No matter how food orientated they are, they actually only have around 1700 taste buds compared to humans who have on average 9000 taste buds.
This means that they’re generally less interested in a variety of flavours, because they’re less able to distinguish between them.
Whether you feed your dog on wet food, or a kibble such as the current McDug range, the most important elements of their diet is covered: protein content and healthy carbohydrates as well as minerals, vitamins and nutrients.
So while your dog might prefer fish-based or beef-based recipes, once you’ve found something they like, as long as the recipe is meeting their dietary requirements, there’s absolutely no need to change.
When might you want to rotate their food?
While you don’t have to change your dog's food if you don’t want to, you might choose to for other health reasons.
Across the McDug Grain Free range, there are different health benefits you’ll find within individual recipes.
For example, the McDug Grain Free Salmon with Trout, Sweet Potato & Asparagus kibble is a great source of Omega 3 and 6, perfect for promoting healthy skin and coat.
However, if you’re looking to add some antioxidants to your dog's diet, you might want to give them Grain Free Venison with Sweet Potato & Mulberry now and again.
While your dog might not get bored of the same tasty food day in and day out, there’s no harm in giving them a little variety - especially when it means they get the benefit of a wide range of vitamins and minerals.
February Bundle Deal
Throughout the whole of February, we’re making it even easier for you to mix up your dug’s diet with our bundle deal.
Simply order any two 6KG bags from the Grain Free range, and enjoy 15% off your order!*
Give it a try, you might just find your dug’s new favourite food!
*T&Cs apply: only valid until 28th February 2022.