The American Staffordshire Terrier is known for having many minor or common problems as they age such as, hip problems, heart diseases and arthritis in their joints. I have done my own research on what dog foods are best for the American Staffordshire Terrier and will list the top five recommended below. Under each product is a brief description and three points summarizing the product’s best features. At the end of the article will be a buying guide should you need more information.
Best Dog Foods for American Staffordshire Terriers
Here are our American Staffordshire Terrier dog food reviews.
The Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dry Dog Food is made with the highest quality of ingredients and animal sourced protein for your American Staffordshire Terrier. The recipe is completely grain free for those dogs with sensitive stomachs or allergies. All ingredients used in the food are natural for a safe and healthy dog food.
- High quality ingredients, animal sourced protein for best health
- No grain for dogs with allergies or sensitive stomachs
- All natural dog food for safer and healthier choice
The Rachael Ray Nutrish Dry Dog Food is a limited ingredient dog food, making it great for American Staffordshire Terriers who have allergies. The food is completely grain free and made from turkey meal and peas for the all around health of your dog. It contains no grain, gluten, filler, dairy, eggs, potato or beef for dogs with sensitive stomachs.
- Limited Ingredient for dogs with allergies, lowers chance of accidents
- Completely grain free to further boost your dog’s health
- No harmful or stomach upsetting ingredients are used
The Canidae Pure Dry Dog Food is made completely grain free for your American Staffordshire Terrier’s sensitive stomach. With eight simple ingredients, this food is perfect for dogs with allergies. There is a wide variety of flavors for your dog to choose from, Salmon, Lamb, Duck, Boar, Bison and Chicken.
- Grain free for dogs sensitive stomachs or allergies
- Eight ingredients makes researching the dog food easy
- Salmon, Lamb, Duck, Boar, Bison and Chicken for you to choose from
The Taste of the Wild Sierra Mountain Dry Dog Food is made with the best animal sourced protein for your American Staffordshire Terrier’s everyday needs. The recipe is made completely grain free for dogs with sensitive stomachs or allergies. It contains no grain, corn, wheat, fillers, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
- Best animal source protein for your dog’s health
- Completely grain free, great for allergies or sensitive stomachs
- No harmful ingredients or ones that are heavier on your dog’s stomach
The Firstmate Australian Lamb Dog Food is packed with protein, fat and fiber for your American Staffordshire Terrier’s all around health. The recipe is designed to lower the risk of your dog having an allergic reaction. It is also completely grain free for dogs with sensitive stomachs or allergies.
- Protein, fiber and fat are dense in the food for your dog’s health
- Designed for dogs with multiple allergies to food sensitivities
- Completely grain free for your pet’s stomach stability
American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Food Buying Guide
Now that you have seen some of the options available to you, and be assured there are thousands more where those came from if none of the above meet your needs, I shall continue on. When buying any food for your dog, although it is much more important when they have allergies, you must read through the ingredients lists thoroughly to be sure the brand didn’t sneak in unhealthy ingredients into the food. Below I will go into some of the ingredients that are good for helping Arthritis and preventing heart diseases.
Ingredients That Help Arthritis
Sweet Potatoes, Fish Oil, Turmeric, Glucosamine And Chondroitin Sulfate, Ginger, Alfalfa, Papaya and Blueberries are all excellent ingredients that will help your pup’s joints strengthen against the Arthritis that naturally comes with old age. When looking through the ingredients list keep these ones in mind for your pup.
Ingredients That Help Strengthen Hearts By Using Protein
Beef, Pork, Chicken, Salmon, Egg and Wheat are all great ingredients for Protein although I would advise the meat sourced ingredients over the wheat. Meat sourced protein is the single best place to get the necessary proteins your dog needs for their daily diet. If you can find a dog food that is made mostly from meat, than you have found the perfect one for your pooch.
Now that we’ve gone over some of the ingredients to look for in your dog’s food I will explain some of the common terms used when you search.
I had never heard of this before, but the principle is very simple. Any dog food that is proven to be balanced in vitamins and nutrients is called Holistic. That may not sound like an important thing, but if one vitamin is thrown off in your body major consequences occur. It is the same in your dog’s body.
Hypoallergenic is a term used with many products over the internet as it means whatever it is attached to is made to lower allergic reactions. In the case of dog food, Hypoallergenic means the ingredients are picked because they are the least likely to set off an allergic reaction. However in the case of dog beds, hypoallergenic means they are made from a material that repels irritants such as dust mites.