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Feed Your Pet Healthy Food

May 21, 2008
If you have pets, you know how important animals can be in the lives of their human counterparts. To some, pets are as good as their children in their hearts, so illnesses and sicknesses can be traumatic experiences for pet and owner.

It's important to provide our four-legged friends with a balanced diet. Healthy food can be key to overall good health, and good health in general is the best way to prevent illness.

Choosing a healthy dog food in particular can be complicated because of the many options available. However, you can give your dog a more healthy life with just a little research. You simply need to know what makes a particular brand of food a healthy choice - and what makes it one to avoid.

Many assume that a high-priced brand name will automatically be a good choice. However, while this is sometimes true, it may not be so in all cases. It's crucial to examine the ingredients' list, and avoid those brands that have an exceptionally high fat content, and those that contain such artificial additives as dyes and colorings, flavors, and preservatives.

In general, if you have a hard time pronouncing the name of the ingredient, it's probably an additive to avoid. In fact, it's usually the case that the fewer items on the ingredients' list that you can easily identify, the less healthy it will be for your dog.

Good pet foods include organic ingredients. Pesticides used to keep insects and animals from commercial foods are unhealthy and should be avoided. Organically grown foods are pure and healthy and taste much better. When possible, choose organic foods over others, even if the expense is slightly higher.

Of course, you can make your pet's food yourself. You can find a lot of free recipes for dog foods online. This allows you to making custom meals for your dog. This can be fun; plus, his enjoyment of a good meal can be very rewarding for you - it feels good to know that you're giving your pet the good diet he needs to be as healthy as possible.

Your dog's life can depend on a good diet. If illness does strike, a dog needs to have the good basic health of body in order to fight off the disease. Good bones, muscles, and coat all begin with a good diet and a healthy dog food that includes all essential vitamins and minerals.
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