The dog food pyramid explained

What does a "balanced" diet mean for a dog? Let's take a look at their food pyramid!

Dog's food pyramid

Let's start from the bottom.


Carbohydrates provide your dog with glucose for energy. The main source of carbohydrates is grains, to which some dogs may be intolerant. Sweet potato is an excellent grain-free alternative.


Protein and amino acids are the second essential nutrient. They are needed to form new cells, build muscle tissue and perform many internal functions in the body.


Fat provides energy as well as insulation, keeping your pooch warm. Fat also helps the absorption of fatty acids such as Omega 3 and 6 which are key to a shiny coat, a strong immune system and healthy joints and vision.



Your dog's body needs minerals for many different functions, including keeping the bones, muscles, heart, and brain working properly. Minerals are also important for making enzymes and hormones.


Palatants are a slightly different element in this pyramid. They are not a nutrient, but they are needed to make the food taste great and appeal to your dog's taste buds. 


Finally, vitamins are a group of micronutrients in charge of a vast range of functions from bone development to energy release.

MyPetSays Complete Dog Food

Here at MyPetSays we take your dog's health and nutrition seriously. Our recipes have been created by nutritionists who ensure that your dog will get the right amount of every nutrient in this pyramid, at every life stage.

There's no need to supplement with wet or raw food, everything is in our kibbles!

Check out our whole range here.