Dog Behavior Series 11 – What Is the Best Dog Food?

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That segment is for dog owners who want to feed the very best to their pets. Dogs with kidney, thyroid, food allergy, or different abnormal conditions require special dietary needs not taken care of in this segment.

So what is the best dog food?

Dog meal that is meat based rather than grain based. That is the secret to your dog’s optimum health. Low quality dog foods will almost always be grain based and the healthier, higher quality puppy foods will be meat, poultry or fish. You’ll pay more for meat based dog foods, but the higher the value, the higher the quality; the higher the quality of the ingredients, the greater the nutritional value.

Dogs have to eat more low quality dog food try hard to meet their nutritional needs. Again, you may pay more for higher quality but you will buy less because your dog will certainly eat less. So , keep that in mind when looking at the price of higher quality dog foodstuff. Your dog will also pass noticeably less stool when feasted a high quality meat based diet.

This is my number one key for selecting the best dog food. Keep reading, because now I’m about to tell you why, so by the end of this segment you will have been given enough knowledge on the topic to better understand and go to your own conclusions.

So , why is a high quality meat based eating habits so important?

For dogs, meat is the appropriate source of protein and fat is the appropriate source of energy. High quality meat has all the proteins, vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients needed for dogs to live a long and healthy life. Yet, carbohydrates would be the dominant nutrient found in most Pure Balance Dog Food. Why is that? Because they are abundant, have a long shelf life, and are cheaper in comparison with protein and fat. What does this mean? Less expensive dog foods commonly include less meat and more animal by-products and grain fillers. Is this good? Keep reading to find out.

Contrary to belief, glucose are not essential for a healthy dog diet. Nor is fiber a new required nutrient for dogs. Dogs do not need corn, rice, barley, oats, brown rice, millet, potatoes, or lovely potatoes. Carbohydrates and fiber are poor substitutes with regard to meat protein and fat. Dogs are carnivores; various meat eaters. The best digestible protein sources for a dog usually are meat, eggs, poultry, and fish; and are far better alternatives for meat eaters.

Carbohydrates from grains, on the other hand, provide strength in the form of sugars. So keep your dog away from grains approximately humanly possible; unless your dog has medical issues that require a cheaper protein diet. It is always a good idea to consult with your vet about your dog’s dietary needs and to get a clean bill of wellbeing.

High protein on a dog food label means almost nothing. You have to read the list of ingredients to see if the source of proteins is digestible. Dogs are not able to digest plant-based proteins as well as grains as efficiently as meat and do not derive the same amount of nutrition from them as they need. Meat, on the other hand, is not only full off protein but it is relatively easy for dogs to digest. For that reason dog food with higher meat protein content is frequently better. If the first ingredient on the label is not a steak protein, you should seriously consider switching to a brand with bigger meat content. Grains are not as digestible as beefs.

Protein content should be at least 30 percent from a high quality fish source. For example; beef, venison, lamb, or chicken. Keep away from any product with non-specific descriptions like animal, center, or poultry; and avoid any rendered by-products or dish.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of dog owners cannot afford to feed their canines a meat based diet so dog food companies created an affordable solution for the masses by offering a feed based diet. Though not as nutritionally healthy as meat, a grain based diet is not necessarily a bad matter if high quality ingredients are used.

But this is not always predicament. Cheap plant based ingredients like corn, wheat, and hemp result in cheap dog foods. These dog foods will not produce healthy coats and solid stools in a tastes dogs and, if anything, shortens a dogs’ life expectancy because they are unhealthy and are simply not good choices.

Dog food providers know very well how to make high quality, healthy dog food seeing that evidenced by the expensive 5 star brands, but the problem is, it is just too expensive for most dog owners. And to be competitive with other firms, the price of the food dictates what the foundation or the primary compound is; and it is not meat.