Choosing healthy foods for your dog
A common dilemma among dog owners is choosing the healthiest and most suitable food for their dogs. There are a lot of dog foods being sold in the market and dog owners have a hard time choosing the best for their dog. Dog owners don’t know if they should buy generic food or brand name products for their beloved pups. They are not sure if the brand name products are worth buying and if the product is expensive because of a “special formula” that it has or simply because of the advertising paid by the companies to promote their products and then pass the extra cost on to the buyers.
Is it really worth buying brand name products? That’s a typical question dog owners ask themselves. Several factors should be considered when choosing the right food for your dog. Dogs have different nutritional needs and it should be based on their breed, age, daily activities and body condition. Just like adults and babies, puppies have different dietary needs compared to adult dogs. To be sure that the dog food you feed your bloodhound is right for them, you should consult a veterinarian. Veterinarians know what is best for your puppy. One of the popular dog foods purchased by pet owners is dry dog food.
Dry dog food usually consists of small pieces of kibble. When purchasing dry food, dog owners should first read the product ingredients to ensure that there are no harmful ingredients included in the product. Some dogs are allergic to some ingredients and in some cases this can cause serious damage to their body. Some guidelines should be kept in mind when choosing the best dog food and when checking the ingredients that dog food contains. First, avoid buying dog food that contains chemical additives as a source of flavor. Chemical additives can possibly harm your puppies after a period of ingestion.
Second, pay attention to the color of the food and always remember that the color of natural dog food is soft earth tones. Third, choose a meal that is made from natural meat like lamb, chicken, or liver. And lastly, remember to feed your pup a balanced meal that is 40% meat, 30% fiber and 30% starch. You can include broccoli, carrots, and yams in your puppy’s food. Follow what the vets say that raw dog food is the best and healthiest for your pet.