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Nothing But The Best For My Best Friend

Jul 19, 2008
People today are becoming more health conscious. You may be more concerned about what you eat, and you may also worry about what you are feeding your dog. If you have ever compared dog food brands and realized how the food you feed your dog rates, you may have then wanted to begin feeding your dog a healthier alternative, suck as an all natural or organic dog food.

What do you think needs to be included in a healthy diet for your dog? Lean meat proteins from beef or chicken, and vitamin rich organ meats. Just like us, these foods are what a healthy diet for your dog should be based on. Also, dogs need essential vitamins, like vitamin E and vitamin C, as well as antioxidants to fight cancer by neutralizing the free radicals in their bodies. You may be surprised to know that the Western Veterinary Conference, at their 1994 meeting, supported this common sense notion that what is good for us, often is good for our dogs.

We eat too many excessively processed foods that are full of chemical preservatives. Unless you are buying natural organic dog food, your best friend is probably eating too many of the same things. Read the label on your brand of dog food and ask yourself, \"How does your dog food brand compare?\" While you may agree that your dog should have a healthy, balanced diet, it is difficult to find what you are looking for among commercial brands, as you know if you have done a dog food comparison.

So how do you solve the problem? One way is to serve you best friend the same foods that you eat. When you cook a healthy, balanced meal for your family, simply prepare one additional serving for your pet. Do you have a dog that turns up its nose at carrots or turnips? Do the same thing I did when my child was small: put them in the blender and then mix them in with the meat loaf before you cook it. Your child or your pet never knows that he has eaten a healthy, balanced meal.

There is a simple guideline to make sure your dog is getting every thing he needs. One third of his diet should consist of one-half vegetables and one-half starches, like pasta or rice. The other two thirds of his diet should be made up of meat protein sources like chicken or lean beef.

You may be wondering how much you should feed your dog of this new, healthy diet. It is simple feed your dog the same amount of food that you always have and monitor his weight for the next few weeks. If you dog seems like he is still really hungry after he eats, you can offer him a little more food. ItAaas perfectly normal for your dog, just like with people, to lose a little weight when starting on a healthy diet plan; however, you do not want your dog to lose too much or drop those pounds too quickly. You can easily adjust the amount of food that you are feeding him to keep him at his ideal weight and body condition.

With all of the horrible news about dog food in the last few years and the terrible tragedies that have befallen many pet owners and their best friends, there is no better time to consider a switch in diet for your pet.

Most of us know by now, how unhealthy our own diets can be, especially when we are consuming processed foods, and more and more pet owners are becoming more conscious of how healthy their dogAaas diets are. Dogs should be a member of the family, and thus should be loved, cared for, and kept healthy. In order to do this, take a look at the label on your bag of dog food and question AaAhow does it compare?AaA This should leave you striving to provide a healthier, more natural diet for your dog.
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