With the ongoing incidents of contaminated pet food, it is perfectly understandable that pet parents everywhere will ask questions about their dog’s diet and worry about what they are actually feeding him. For a long time, parents of pets assumed that all dog foods were the same and that the companies making them only cared about the interests of their pets. Unfortunately, we have all lost faith in most dog food companies with the latest news about contaminated dog food.
If you have at any time:
have questioned the quality of their dog food
I wonder if the food he’s serving is safe…
Consideration has been given to switching to better quality foods.
Then you are certainly ready to evaluate your dog’s diet and make a change.
For many it may seem a daunting task to try to make a change in their diet. With so many brands and varieties to choose from and misleading food labels that seem impossible to interpret, many people continue to avoid the process out of frustration. However, your dog’s overall health, quality of life and longevity depend on getting quality food.
Many pet parents don’t realise the enormous impact their dog’s food has on their pet. The effects are very varied, to begin with:
Levels can be bad with a bad diet
Health problems such as kidney or liver failure and cancer
Behavioral problems such as short attention span
Arthritis and joint pain
The length of your life, the length of your life is directly influenced by your diet.
Allergy problems such as skin flakes, itching and hot spots
General health and appearance, including a shiny coat and light eyes
The quality of life is affected by low energy, nutritional gaps and disease.
These are just some of the potential health risks your dog faces when eating a poor quality diet.
The good news is that you can improve your dog’s health by simply learning to choose a quality food with simple tools and information. By taking into account your dog’s individual needs, such as body weight, breed, genetics, age and activity level, you can quickly begin to limit your dog’s nutritional choices.
Through a step-by-step process, you can easily learn to interpret these misleading food labels and determine the meaning of hidden ingredients. You’ll need to use your dog’s personal needs, as explained above, to start determining the right pet food category. When considering a food for your dog, it is important that you consider your own lifestyle when making that choice. If you are a busy person with very little free time, then a diet of homemade food is unlikely to work well for you because you lack preparation time.
It is also important to consider the quality of the food. If the food is full of, for example, fillings and ingredients that are not whole meat, these should be removed from your choices immediately. You should also take your budget into account when choosing a quality food. What can you reasonably afford each month?
Look for fresh ingredients such as fruit and vegetables. Avoid chemicals such as preservatives and dyes. If you are looking for dog food, be sure to choose different options. You’ll eventually want to make 3 to 5 quality food choices to change the variety and fill the nutritional gaps between foods.
Try using a comparison table for dog food and a worksheet for assessing dog food as soon as you have an idea of what you are looking for in a quality food. This can help you limit your choices and make ingredient and nutritional comparisons.
By keeping it simple, you can learn how to make an informed nutritional choice for your precious puppy. By choosing to be an informed pet parent, you can improve your dog’s quality of life, overall health and life expectancy. It’s all provided by you:
A happy, healthy dog
More years to love your dog
Reduction of the veterinarian’s accounts
These are just some of the benefits of feeding your dog quality food. Imagine the possible changes your dog will experience once he has eaten a quality food. So give your dog the quality food and healthy life he really deserves and enjoy the benefits of an informed pet parent.