How to ensure your dog is receiving essential dog nutrition

by Vivien Richardson on December 29, 2010

dog eating his foodA dog requires stability in his home, and regular meals that consist of quality ingredients that will help as he reaches adulthood and, later in life, seniority.

Just as humans need to eat the best groups of foods, so does a dog. A brand of puppy or dog food should have the following ingredients listed:

  • Proteins and Carbohydrates.
  • Good fats and low amounts of salt.
  • Vitamins and minerals.

A dog requires all of the above, fed the right amount of portions at mealtimes and having access to fresh water at all times. Manufacturers of dog food are required by law to print the ingredients and the relevant amounts on the labels of their products.

The range of dog food has increased dramatically over the years, and there is an array of different dog foods for a dog owner to choose from. There is dry food, wet food, and even dog food which has been tailored to meet the needs of a dog that suffers from certain allergies.

However, like humans, some dog foods may suit one dog and not another; just like us, dogs can have their personal preferences.

If a dog’s behaviour changes after he or she has eaten a particular dog food it may be that one of the ingredients in the food is not suitable.

Try changing his dog food, if the same behaviour occurs ask a local vet to check him out. A puppy or a dog that has a sensitive digestive tract may need food that is specially formulated for dogs.

Filed under: Care & Training,Dog Food
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