Selecting healthy dog food can sometimes be a very big challenge. Responsible dog owners know how hard it can be to read some of the food ingredients when purchasing dog food. Have you tried reading some of the labels? Many of the ingredients have long names that look like they came straight out of a medical journal.
Choosing the right type of food for your dog can be mind-boggling. Even so, you owe it to your dog to find the most nutritious and wholesome foods.
The Best Type of Dog Food
The the best choice foods for your dog are those which are considered 100 percent human grade. Healthy options exist within this category for most dogs including puppies, adults and seniors and for a variety of food versions, including dry, canned and treats. There are also products that are made specifically for dogs with special medical conditions, such as joint, kidney, intestinal and arthritis.
Look for Nutritional Ingredients
Like humans, dogs need much of the same nutrition, including vitamins and minerals. It stands to reason then, that you should look for food with much of the same nourishing qualities as you would in your own food. Some experts believe that one good standard of measure, is to look for ingredients based on the ratio of 40 percent meat, 50 percent vegetables, and 10 percent grains.
Avoid Chemicals and Processed Foods
Many dog owners believe that some of the illnesses that plague many dogs come from the kinds of foods they eat, just as is the case with humans. By avoiding the entrapment of chemically altered and processed manufactured foods, dog owners believe they can prevent at least some of the medical issues that would seek to interfere with their best friend’s enjoyment of life.
Gourmet and Specialty Foods
A variety of specialty dog food and recipes can be easily prepared and are available to satisfy every healthy dog food requirement. Gourmet and specialty foods are a healthy and nutritious option for your dog.
The bulk of commercial dog food is created with low-quality fillers that enables the manufacturer to get more products for the dollar, but that doesn’t necessarily provide the best ingredients for your dog’s food. To give your dog the best quality of life, ensure that you make the best choices for foods that are healthy for your pet. Your dog will love you all the more for it.