Being selective about dog food for a healthy dog’s diet is much the same process as being selective with a human’s diet. You need to know what nutrients they need and how to best offer them that through their daily diet. Once you know what they need, you can be more careful in what you purchase.
Here are a few basic tips to follow:
- Make sure you know all the ingredients that are in the dog food you’re feeding to your pet. This may take more work than simply reading the packaging. Learn what kind of meat and other nutrients you are giving to your dog.
- Fresh food is always best, for both humans and dogs. This is true because over time food loses its nutritional value. There is a lot of time that passes between the time it is made, packaged, shipped, sold, and actually eaten. That’s why most foods contain preservatives in order to extend their shelf life.
- Avoid preservatives. They are not easily digestible and can hurt your dog’s health over time.
- Research what nutrients your pet needs and make sure you provide them with well-rounded meals.
Using these guidelines, you will be able to confidently offer your dog food each day. As an owner, you will know you’re doing what is best for your dog. What you feed your dog determines a lot of things about their health, so make sure you take the time to really care for your pet in a loving and informed way.