For this issue, we has made some research into the food we are giving to our dogs but before to go into details, it’s important to know the different types of commercial dog foods available and how to choose between them. While many people prefer to make their own dog food or even feed a raw food diet to their dogs, most dog owners still prefer to feed kibble or canned dog food. Most dogs can live a long and healthy life on commercial dog food, but you do need to take some precautions. Many commercial dog food brands use very poor quality ingredients that have even been linked to allergies in dogs. In some cases, ingredients have been linked to certain types of cancer and other serious illnesses.
How To Choose Dog Food?
Even with all the dog food reviews we have made below available there is no substitute for educating yourself and having the ability to find the best dog food on your own. It’s not as hard as you think and you don’t have to be a nutrition expert to know which dog food is best. So follow your instinct and also don’t hesitate to buy a small bag first (some shops in town will have “trial size” bags) and make your dog to try it out. If he approves go for it.
Kibble Vs. Canned Dog Food
Ever wonder what the differences are between kibble and canned dog food? The debate about which type of food is better for dogs has been raging since the beginning of the dog food industry. This is where we go over the pros and cons of each as well as how to compare dry and wet foods. From our personal point of view. A 3/4 of kibble with a 1/4 of canned which will make everybody happy and doggy too! 😉
Grain Free Dog Food Facts
Grain free dog food is the newest craze among many dog owners. Since dogs receive no nutritional value from grain, some dog owners are worried about the high levels of wheat, corn, and other types of grain or plant based materials found in most popular commercial dog foods. Just make sure when you pick your brand, the majority should be “meat” at 1/2 vs grains and other fats to the total portion.
Skin Allergies In Dogs
Skin allergies in dogs are usually caused by improper nutrition and can normally be solved by changing to a different diet. The most common form of allergies in dogs is skin allergies. This can cause a great deal of discomfort for your dog, which can be concerning for any dog owner. Before you run out and start buying expensive dog allergy medications with nasty side-effects, try out some of the tips we present here. Imagine if all you had to do was change your dogs diet? Most likely, it really is that easy! Plain Steam rice and chicken broth will work all the time from sickness to skin allergies.
Reasons Why A Dog Won’t Eat
There could be many reasons why your dog won’t eat and usually, it’s nothing to be concerned with. Most dogs will have episodes where they do not want to eat their kibble or regular food. The majority of the time, they are simply being picky eaters and they know if they “starve” themselves, eventually you’ll give in and give a tastier meal to them like human food or treats. Other times, a dog might simply have a lack of appetite as happens to humans occasionally. If it last more than couple of days don’t wait and ask some advices to your vet.
Feeding A Puppy
So you went out and got yourself a cuddly, cute, adorable little puppy. That’s great! But feeding a puppy can be more of a challenge than some people expect, especially if you’re a first time dog owner. Opt for the puppy selection of the brand you like for at least until he reaches 10 to 12 months old.
Feeding Senior Dogs
We all wish dogs could live forever, or at the very least, live longer. Unfortunately, most dogs have a very short life expectancy. As they age, we want to do everything possible to extend their life while at the same time, reducing the pains and discomforts that come with aging. Many dog food companies market special blends for senior dogs claiming a large number of benefits. Unfortunately, it is not always the case, so sometimes it is just good to go with what your dog is used to.