Keeping your dog healthy is obviously important, but sometimes it may be difficult to know how you can best assist with this goal. Dogs need to run, walk, and exercise in general, they need to be loved and cared for, and they need healthy food to eat.
Here are some important things to know about dog nutrition.
- Many pet owners purchase the dog food that is cheapest because they don’t know that there are better options available. We want to help you learn what nutrients your dog needs and how you can best provide it.
- We have learned how inadequate some dog foods are in providing appropriate nutrients for proper health. Unfortunately, there are some ingredients common to traditional dog food that may actually be hard for your dog to digest. The more time you take to learn about dog nutrition, the better you’ll be able to adequately provide the essential elements to your dog.
- As with topics of nutrition in general, there is a lot that we don’t know. One of the best ways to confidently approach dog nutrition is to focus on what dogs naturally eat and what their bodies actually require for proper functioning.
- Grains, preservatives, and hormones are things that may fill your dog up, but are not easy to digest or of nutritional value. Dogs also need natural protein, fat, vitamins, and a host of minerals. Use these guidelines to make sure your dog is getting a well-rounded diet.