Dogs are a part of the family, so it is important to feed them that way. Now that doesn’t mean they should eat everything you eat. It means that paying attention to what’s in the dog food is important.
Unfortunately, many of dog food companies care more about profit than dog health. Plenty of brands make food filled with by-products & chemical preservatives. Some food is also filled with more grain than meat.
The best food for a canines is organic & ought to be made of about 40% meat, 50% vegetables, & 10% grain or 50% meat & 50% vegetables. Grain does not have much nutritional value for canines, it is usually in dog food because it is cheaper than meat & vegetables.
Always avoid all dog foods that list the ingredients BHA, BHT, & ethoxyquin, which are harmful preservatives. Excessive chemical preservatives & unnecessary fillers in dog food may cause various health issues for canines such as digestive issues & sometimes cancer.
Pet supply stores have aisles of food. So, which kind should you buy?
There are now many brands that offer food made of 95% to 100% all natural ingredients. The healthiest brands of food to look for are Innova, Evo, Orijen dog food , Blue Buffalo, Karma, Eukanuba, Timberwolf Organics, Solid gold dog food ,instinct dog food , Wellness and Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul.
These brands also make cat food & they have an inclination to be more pricey because they are the best. To keep your dog at their healthiest, you ought to feed them canned foods also. Another tip is to switch flavors and/or brands about three to four times a year. Gradually switch from elderly to new food by mixing them.
In the event you love your dog, but basically cannot afford to pay for the best food, there is the choice of making homemade dog food. It can be made by combining meat, rice, water, carrots, potatoes & a touch of garlic powder. Make sure all food is tidy & cooked.