Definition of dog food in English:

dog food

noun

  • Food eaten by or intended to be eaten by domesticated dogs.

    ‘a can of dog food’
    • ‘So I signed the papers, and bought dog food and the like, and soon enough I had Finn walking home with me.’
    • ‘Gourmet dog food will transform your cantankerous mutt into an obedient show dog.’
    • ‘She'll eat the cat food, the dog food, anything.’
    • ‘He does admit that some dogs might be a little pickier than others and says that other companies often add sugar, garlic, and salt to their dog food to get Rover to come over.’
    • ‘It's during this stage that the switch from puppy to adult dog food should be made.’
    • ‘Just how difficult is it to get dogs to eat dog food?’
    • ‘A man shopping in a supermarket brought his purchase of two cans of dog food to the checkout counter.’
    • ‘Do not feed cat food to your dog, or dog food to your cat.’
    • ‘They're dog-friendly, and they had a tray there with water and dog food.’
    • ‘When Hal realizes one day that the dog food is half gone already and they are only one quarter of the way to Dawson City, he reduces everyone's ration and increases the amount of time that the dogs pull each day.’
    • ‘So the problem isn't getting dogs to eat the dog food - it's getting them to stop!’
    • ‘Among the more obvious endorsements to come are for flea collars and dog food.’
    • ‘Plus it does hand-made dog biscuits and dog food that contains kobe beef, fresh eggs and homegrown vegetables.’
    • ‘At her age, her stomach is too sensitive to handle regular dog food.’
    • ‘Have you ever read the ingredients in the teeny, tiny print on a tin of commercial dog food?’
    • ‘You should make sure your dog eats a good-quality dog food, one that is complete and balanced.’
    • ‘However, because Cleo had spent his life eating human food, Mary said he wouldn't touch the dog food she tried to give him.’
    • ‘At night time lay out dog food, which they love to eat - don't use bread or milk because it's bad for them.’
    • ‘We stopped at our local grocery store and picked up a bag of dry dog food, a plastic squeeze toy in the shape of a bone, and a real bone in the shape of a bone.’
    • ‘I went down to the basement, where the dry dog food is kept, and scooped the proper amount into her enormous bowl, then went back to the kitchen.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Computing
informal
  • (of a company's staff) use a product or service developed by that company so as to test it before it is made available to customers.

    ‘it was a great opportunity to dogfood the phones’
    ‘If you're writing software intended for other developers then dogfooding makes perfect sense’
    • ‘Through such dog-fooding, Google learned that the early version of its calendar program was not robust enough to meet a corporate user's need.’
    • ‘Part of our "QA" is to put up test releases in a shared location for employees to dogfood.’
    • ‘I was definitely "dogfooding" for the apps I built at work.’
    • ‘"Unfortunately, because dogfooding is a process exclusively for Google employees, we cannot share specific product details."’
    • ‘Dogfooding the API is the only way to really know what's useful.’
    • ‘We started dogfooding the product when it was only 700 lines of code, and even in that super-simple form, we found it incredibly useful.’
    • ‘Does this extend to the software giant's in-house IT operations and its longstanding practice of dogfooding its own products?’
    • ‘Did the more formal approach to dogfooding coincide with the company's increased emphasis on the enterprise?’
    • ‘Dogfooding the app has resulted in many user experience (UX) changes, many of which should improve the product.’