Dog Food and Nutrients
Dog Food and NutrientsDate: February 29, 2012
Keeping your dog healthy also relies on feeding them good quality dog food.
The primary ingredient in their food should be meat-based protein. The ingredients are listed based on the amount, with the highest listed first. If the food shows corn meal or gluten meal listed first then this food is going to contain more of that than anything else listed after that. The best dog food should be made from ingredients that are human-grade, meaning good enough for humans. Some dog food brands use animal products that are not considered human-grade. The food you choose should contain balanced proportions of vitamins and minerals for the most benefit to your dog. You may have seen articles about a raw food diet for your dog.
Raw food diets are becoming more popular and many people consider this to be the best choice for your dog, with the thinking that this is how they would eat naturally in the wild. It does cost a bit more than the commercial dog food, but those that use it say that it is worth it. You can make your own dog food by mixing some ground meat like turkey or hamburger with rice and carrots.