Humans and dogs have something in common, the need to consume healthy food. If you want your dog to live a healthier life while suffering from fewer illnesses you can feed them a natural, healthy, and balanced diet. Unfortunately, many dog foods on the market go through a process where extra fillers, chemicals, and preservatives are added along the way, and dogs can develop allergies and diseases from what they eat. Allergies and skin diseases in dogs may include non-seasonal itching, diarrhea, vomiting, and skin infections. Some dogs can also develop more serious issues like liver and kidney diseases. In this article, we’ll talk about what to look for when selecting a better quality of dog food.
Choose the Right Ingredients
The very first thing you need to look at when you’re buying dog food is the ingredients. Meat for protein, grain for carbohydrates, and fruits, vegetable and berries for essential vitamins.
Meat or meat-meal: Select a food made from real meats or a high quality meat-meal like chicken meal, beef meal, lamb meal etc . . . Stay away from unspecified meat-meals and anything with the words by-product in the name are a bad choice.
Look for the right grains: Yes, dogs can eat grains just like us! Grains in dog food many have a bad-rap but not all grains are bad and not all dogs have allergies to grains. Wheat, corn, and soy are the most common allergy-provoking grains for dogs, and sometimes it’s not the wheat that is evil, it’s the gluten.
Fruits, vegetable and berries: Many fruits, vegetables and berries are a great source of essential vitamins and antioxidants that dogs need.
Portion control and a balance diet
A dog is without a doubt the very best-friend someone could ask for and your pooch needs you to give them all the nutrition they need. Even though your dog is eating the best possible dog food you can provide, it’s still important that you portion correctly so your furry friend doesn’t eat more than they should and become obese. It’s your responsibility as a pet owner to look after your dog’s diet and balance out what they eat each day, without spoiling them with things that are bad for them.
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