Many people tend to quickly make food choices without doing the necessary research first. The same applies when it comes to selecting the food for our dog. It is important to know that not all dog food is created equal.
Careful research of the ingredients in the food, the nutrient content, the reviews about the product and so on, should all be taken into consideration before deciding on the dog food that you will purchase for your dog.
In order for your dog to grow and be energetic and full of vitality, the ideal food should be healthy and nutritious and based on your dog’s body make-up and function.
Feeding a dog that by nature is not very active and prefers lounging a lot, will make for an over-weight dog. On the other hand, if you do not feed your athletic dog enough energy producing food they will not have the energy to run around. Which is likely to make your dog very miserable, thin or lacking in energy to do what they love.
When it comes to manufactured food, quality comes to mind. Poor quality can be as a result of a production process that was not sanitary and some contamination may have occurred, poor grade meats and other ingredients or having low percentages of some of the nutrients and so on.
Consider whether the food is poor quality to the extent that it may even not be good for human use.
It is vital to find out if the food you are giving your dog is made from materials that can be consumed by people (meat being the likely culprit here). To prevent your dog from developing conditions like cancer and so on.
If you are choosing to buy packaged dog food, make sure you buy from a reputable company.
Quality is key to ensure that your dog does not react negatively to the food you give him.
A well-balanced diet with the right proportion and percentage of every nutrient in the food is the food that is ideal for your dog. The best food for your dog is one that has the right proportion of proteins, vegetables, and wholesome grain.
Good companies usually include this information on the label. Nutrition is key to ensure that your dog lives long, grows well and is energetic. The health of your dog’s coat and his skin is important.
Something else to consider when choosing dog food is the color of the food. Soft earthy colors like brown and dark green are recommended. Look at the labels to see if the food is natural and free of chemical compounds, artificial flavoring, and additives
Raw meat and bones are also a wonderful treat for your dog, although this might be a little demanding on your wallet. However, when all is said and done, it is worthwhile.
A way to go around this is by mixing up some ground meat, a carbohydrate food like rice and some vitamin food like carrots and greens. You may resort to this if you notice that your dog is not responding well to packaged food.
However, you must make sure that you give your dog the right proportions of all the nutrients.
I would recommend that you consult your veterinarian about the food that is best for your dog, as they are likely to have more information due to the fact that they deal with different types of dogs and dog breeds on a daily basis.
They may even assist you by having the right food that has just the right formulation for your dog.