Dog Information: The Nutrition Your Dog Needs

Dog InformationCertain types of foods are considered to be dangerous to dogs’ health similar to some foods that can be harmful to human beings. The educated people who own dogs have helped others to recognize the need for special dog foods. Dogs are loved by people throughout the world. According to veterinary doctors certain type of foods can paralyze the dogs also.

For decades at least, dogs have enjoyed the status of ‘best pets’ in every culture. Dogs are smart creatures. They are very intelligent. Dogs are not only kept for the sake of happiness; military organizations and bomb detecting squads keep a special breed of dogs. Needless to day, life without dogs would be incomplete.

Walk into the local pet store and you will see hundreds of options available when it comes to dog food. An uninformed buyer will be overwhelmed and will likely choose a food that is not proper for their dog. Check out the internet under dog information. Choose a few sites and read up on dog food. Since the dietary needs of dogs are different from people, it is good to get informed.

There are numerous companies who specialize in manufacturing dog food, but only a few companies can be depended on. Nobody would desire to take a risk regarding dog food. It cannot be expressed in words as to the importance of giving a balanced diet to the dog. Unlike human beings, dogs are unable to digest oily foods, which can cause harm to its health.

Go to practically any animal or veterinary web site, and you will see articles on products and recipes for feeding your canine companion. Indeed, some of these sites also include discussion boards on “dog information“, where you can speak directly with other individuals. One piece of advice you will find repeatedly is to avoid cooked bones and specific types of scrap material. This explains the rise in interest concerning organic dog foodCanidae dog food

There are many popular magazines which carry articles on ‘dog food’. Such articles are excellent sources of gaining ‘dog information’. You must first educate yourself about the eating habits of dogs if you want your dog to be healthy and strong. There are some brands of ‘dog food’ which are really effective. For example, “Canidae dog food” contains all the essential nutrients which are required for the well being of your dog.

Dog owners consider their pet to be a member of the family that is why it is important to gather all the dog information available regarding the health of your dog. Magazines, your vet or the internet are good sources of this information. Food plays an important part in your dog’s overall health. There are so many different foods available today but you must pick the best, such as organic dog food. Some ingredients should be avoided, as they are not very digestible for your dog. Premium dog food such as Canidae dog food has all the required nutrients to keep your dog healthy.

– Melinda Smith

About Brigitte Smith

Brigitte Smith is an entrepreneur with a love of dogs and a healthy lifestyle. Brigitte is passionate about holistic health alternatives for dogs, most of which are today suffering foreshortened lifespans in the wake of a lifetime diet of commercial pet food, and further contributed to by unnecessary over-vaccination and chemicals and poisons applied topically and internally. http://HealthierDogs.com is one of Brigitte's sites dedicated to dog health, and in particular dog food reviews.

7 thoughts on “Dog Information: The Nutrition Your Dog Needs

  1. Tino

    Hiya, thanx for the interesting info. Just wanted to say that I found my Cocker spaniel loves plain rich tea biscuits for a treat!!!!!! I found now and again she would be below par with dog biscuits. So after tasting a few I realised that they were loaded with salt. Since mothers give finger bisuits to babies I thought that they would be ok for dogs. She loves them.

  2. Brigitte Smith

    Tino,

    I’m sure you know that these biscuits are NOT good for your Cocker Spaniel (or any dog).

    Although one or two occasionally may not do any harm (most of we humans eat junk food occasionally even if we are health conscious), you should not give these biscuits to your dog regularly.

    Regards,
    Brigitte

  3. vickie gustafson

    i have a german shepard that cant eat dog food. he has been to the vet for test, tried several foods a little at time like supose to, been on perscription. he gets bad dirreha if given a hand full. i can give one fourth a can of perscription for a few days than he get dirreaha. i have him on rice, meat, one fourth can of dog food perscription and a vitamin suppliment, he does fine most of the time. he has skin allergies too. since i have come up with this diet he does well, but i worry about his nutrition. is there anything i can put in his diet to make sure he doesnt suffer in diet.

  4. Brigitte Smith

    Vickie,

    There is a lot of information on this site about healthy dog food. I personally feed my dogs raw meat and bones (with a little added vegetable and rice occasionally).

    If you are referring to the Hills Science Prescription Diet, I am not surprised there was no improvement. Despite the fact that many vets recommend it, the vast majority of vets, believe it or not, know little about animal nutrition. They are not taught it in vet school. They rely on the pet food manufacturers for their information.

    I’m not sure why you are adding canned dog food to the fresh food you are giving? Personally, I wouldn’t do that.

    If you really want to feed a pre-made dog food, you would be much better off feeding a premium brand. You’ll see the ones I recommend here – http://HealthierDogs.com/dog_food/best-dog-foods-ranked

    Regards,
    Brigitte

  5. Barbara Ellery

    Quoted from book I have: German Shepards are prone to a digestive enzyme deficiency that causes many intestinal problems, including poor digestion and the inability to absorb the nutrients from foods. Nutrient deficiencies cause a long list of chronic problems, including skin problems, allergies, DIARRHEA, and vomiting. A diet of fresh, raw foods would be all these German Shepards would need to properly digest and absorb their food. For severe cases, there are digestive enzyme supplements for your dog.

  6. lillian pumphrey

    I HAVE MY 12 YR OLD YORKIE ON CANNED CHUNK WHITE CHICKEN, CARROTS, STRINGBEANS, POTATOES, OATMEAL. SHE LOVES IT. ON DOG FOOD SHE WAS ILL ALL THE TIME. DO I NEED TO GIVE HER ANY VITAMINS? ENOY YOUR NEWSLETTER. LILLIAN

  7. Brigitte Smith

    Hi Barbara,

    Thanks for your helpful comments to Vickie’s post.

    Regards,
    Brigitte

    Hi Lillian,

    Fresh food is sooo much better than commercial dog food, as you’ve found out! People have different views about vitamins (both for humans and dogs). My view is that they can be very helpful, and really there can’t be a downside to a good multivitamin, so I’m in favor of them. There’s an excellent multivitamin supplement for dogs here –
    http://www.dog-health-care-information.com/vitamins if you’re interested.

    Regards,
    Brigitte

    P.S. I’ve just re-read your comment, and realized that you are in fact feeding canned food, not fresh. Although I guess you can be sure that human canned food doesn’t have any non-human grade food in it, so from that point of view might well be superior to many canned dog foods, fresh is best, and if you’re feeding canned food, then yes, I believe a vitamin supplement would be a very important addition to your dog’s diet.

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