The majority of us feed our dog canned wet or dry food. While most people could agree that this food does not seem appetizing, it is important to note that it contains all the nutrients our family member needs each day. Highly nutritious dog food is strongly regulated and has been tested by professionals.
One fact about our best friends is that dogs are not only meat eaters. Often meat is a large portion of their food each day but they also need grains, vegetables and fruit which is an important source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. And a good dog food will contain all these things. The high quality dog foods found on the market today often will contain ingredients that come from organic or unprocessed foods and are formulated for a dog’s intestinal needs.
Important to note that there is a difference in needs between a puppy and fully grown dog. Your veterinarian can advise you on specific differences for your dog’s breed. There is a big difference between feeding a Great Dane puppy and dog when you compare it to feeding a Chihuahua puppy and dog.
Just as our family doctor would recommend for us to read nutrition labels on the foods we are considering purchasing, checking the ingredients and recommendations on a food you are contemplating for your dog is important too. Knowledge is power.
Another thing to consider is that your dog may not tolerate a certain type of food well. It could give them an upset tummy or the dreaded dog gas. It will be important to try different options exclusively to determine if it works for your dog.
Every dog has their preferences on what they eat each day too. You may have to try multiple types before you find the perfect match for your friend. Cheers to finding the exact feeding option that makes your dog happy! Bon Appetit