7 Tips for Choosing the Right Dog Food
When choosing a
dog food for your best friend, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind.
Here’s 7 Tips for Choosing the Right Dog Food for your dog
· You should select a
super premium or holistic dog
food that is nutrient rich and has human grade ingredients.
This means that the dog food is made up of food that is fit for human consumption. Most dog food is
dog food brands will include necessary protein, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. They are also made
without the toxins and additives that can be harmful to your dog’s health.
· Meat should
be the first ingredient as this is the primary ingredient in the bag or can. Meat by products, and other
nebulously described ingredients, when listed as a primary ingredient should be your cue to pass on this dog
· Secondary ingredients should
be vegetables and
rice. Once again, be wary of any by product, meal or odd sounding term. If
you don’t know what it is, it’s probably not something you would want your dog to eat.
· Preservatives such as
hydroxyanisole and BHT, butylated hydroxytoluene are used some dog food manufacturers including one that is a
favorite of many veterinarians The problem with these preservatives according to some dog nutrition experts is that
these chemicals may be carcinogenic. Vitamin E & Vitamin C are natural preservatives
and healthier for your dog. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant that fights the formation of free radicals and
the onset of cancer in dogs.
· Check the label for the AAFCO
guarantee. The Association of American Feed Control Officials works to insure uniform standards for
dog food nationwide.
· Check the expiration
manufacturers make these dates hard to read, When in doubt ask the retailer to point out the date to
· Consider making your own
food. This is an increasingly popular way assure a healthy and
nutritious diet for your dog. A couple of options for homemade dog food include: The Bones and Raw Food Diet
also known as BARF and vegetarian dog food diets. You can learn more about these diets at
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If you have any
questions about the quality of your dog food you should consult with a holistic veterinarian. Holistic vets are
much more in tune to the benefits of a natural and nutritious diet than many mainstream veterinarians who have had
minimal training in this area while in veterinary school
This is not a jab
at vets. Anyone who has dedicated their life to healing and saving animals deserves our support. It
is simply an observation of which type of vet is the best resource in the all important area of canine nutrition
and picking the best food for your dog.
My small 8 year old dog suddenly
became ill and no vet could determine the cause. She died after enduring 2 weeks of pain and misery on Mother’s Day
morning. Her life expectancy was 25 years. Don’t let anything happen to
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