Not very many people give careful consideration to the matter of dog food, let alone the extent to which the meals they prepare influence dog health. Most conclude that the matter of feeding their dog is simply about keeping a large stock of food tins and/or dry pellets and leave it at that. However, if you truly care for your furry friend, then it is important for you begin taking his health seriously by looking for dog food that guarantees his nutritional well-being.
To be fair, the reason why dry pellets and tins continue to sell is because of the convenience they give dog owners. Food tins are moist and tasty, and when unopened, keep very well in the pantry. Dry pellets on the other hand, can be left out for days in the dog’s feeding dish, which means that there is no need to sit and watch the dog finish his food. He or she can merely eat and leave at whim.
Still some would argue that you can’t deny the value of convenience that the dry pellets and food tins can afford a busy dog owner. They would even say that current attention given to dog health is merely a marketing fad designed to exploit the hippie guilt of consumers who buy into organic produce and fair trade coffee. However, this does not change the fact that many brands of dog food are filled with unhealthy components that are unfit for consumption.
Furthering confusion is the fact that many companies exploit the liberal interpretation of “natural” exercised by food labelling regulation authorities by selling products falsely branded as “natural.” In practice, it is possible to pass something off as “natural” even when it is filled with processed intestines and cow brains. Therefore, make sure the brand of natural dog food is from a trustworthy company.
Sojourner Farms is one such company. That it is independently owned by a veterinarian means that they can be counted on to understand what is healthy for dogs. They specialize in a brand of natural dog food which reconciles the convenience of most commercial brands with the objectives of health and nutritional well-being that they have set for their company. Sojos food is made from a variety of fresh ingredients such as vegetables, nuts, herbs and grains and meant to be served with fresh meat and prepared with warm water. As such, Sojos make a great alternative to kibble.
This article attempts to shed light on the lack of attention given to dog health by most dog owners by describing how the conveniences of most dog food is offset by the fact that they are made mostly without any concern for a dog’s nutritional well-being. To that end, one must consider purchasing natural food for their dog from trustworthy companies. Sojourner Farms is one such company and their line of Sojos food is a great alternative to kibble.
– Melinda Smith