The only way to really know what is in your pet’s food is to make it yourself. It is easy to make pet food. Consult the internet for recipes and run then them by your veterinarian to make sure the mix of nutrients is right for your pet. Dogs have certain needs that have to be met for their health to be maintained. Introduce the changes slowly to avoid upsetting your pet. This will ensure your success.
Most vets will tell you that you should not feed your dog bones. The thought is that they could get caught somewhere in your dog’s stomach or intestines. Chicken bones are the worse to feed your dog because of their splintering ability. Some vets on the other hand will tell you that you can and should safely give you dog other types of bones. Some vets prefer them cooked and some prefer them raw. It is felt that wild dogs eat bones and do just fine, but the bones that they eat are usually attached to hair and skin and therefore are a bit protected. There are other foods that are dangerous for your dog, some of which are, chocolate, garlic, onions, raisins, grapes, mushrooms and macadamia nuts.
In the wake of the recent pet food recall, many pet owners are searching for nutritional guidelines for homemade dog food. Ideas about dog natural balance dog food continue to change. Years ago many believed that canines were carnivores but after many dogs fell ill from eating an all-meat diet, it’s been decided that they are actually omnivores, meaning that they need both meat and plant-based foods. Cats, on the other hand, are true carnivores – needing only meat.
Many pet food companies have based the $15 billion dollar pet food industry on what they believe to be the perfect nutritional balance in their products. There are still many questions as to the prime nutritional diet for our pets. It seems that many companies do the least amount of research and analysis of nutritional requirements for dog food, and spend more time focusing on growing profit margins. Many pet food companies seem to be placing emphasis on their profits rather than our pet’s health.
There are so-called experts out there who recommend just about any kind of dietary regimen you can imagine: vegan, vegetarian, all meat, raw foods, top level meat kibble, inexpensive corn kibble, canned products, or collections of homemade recipes. You may want to go by your own pet’s health. If the veterinarian says all is well, your pet has lots of energy, his weight is appropriate, and he has a shiny coat and clear eyes, then it’s likely he’s getting the proper nourishment.
Canines need protein with 10 amino acids in it. Lots of the dog food products on the market are based on corn, which provides just four of them despite having vegetable protein in it. The dietary regimen most in demand nowadays appears to have a meat base and provides superior quality protein like albumen, fowl, meats, or fish and an amount of carbohydrates from grains, vegetables for energy, various fats, and assorted added nutrients.
You can find such ingredients in the top food products on the market or you can make them in your own home with foods you would eat yourself. If you are making homemade dog food, you should use an assortment of recipes to provide your dog with a nutritional balance. If you should wish to attempt making an array of fine meals, you will discover lots of excellent recipes for homemade dog foods on the internet.
It is easy to make pet food. Dogs have certain needs that have to be met for their health to be maintained. The aftermath of the recent food recall is that many people are searching for healthful recipes to make their own homemade dog food. Thinking toward natural balance dog food is continually evolving. Commonly accepted thought is that meat should be the main staple of dogs, but after all-meat diets proved to be less than healthy for many canines, the common consensus now is that dogs need a mix of meat and plant-based foods.
– Brigitte Smith