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We all know the old saying “You get what you pay for”, and this is also true concerning dog food. The advantages of spending more for a top notch dog food more than cover the added expense because you are going to have a healthier dog that requires fewer visits to the vet. And with vet costs soaring this alone should be incentive enough for purchasing the best dog food available for your best friend. Let’s look at a few of the facts concerning dog food.
Your dog is basically at your mercy as to what you feed him every day. We get to vary our diets but old MAX is forced to eat what is tossed in his bowl every day and if this is a low grade, cheap dog food, you can be certain all his nutritional requirements are not being met. Some people realize this fact and add a daily vitamin supplement to their dog’s diet but these only go so far in meeting his dietary needs.
Various studies have revealed many facts concerning dog food and the tremendous differences in cheap store brands/commercial brands when compared to the premium dog foods made by specialty dog food producers. They have concluded that the premium foods are actually cheaper to purchase because the superior ingredients used in their manufacture are much easier for you dog to digest and more nutrient concentrated. This means the dog does not have to eat as much of the premium food to feel full while 100 percent of their mineral and vitamin requirements are being met.
You can easily tell if your dog is healthy on a diet of premium dog food by the vigor and higher activity level they will exhibit. Their coats will be full and shiny, their eyes will be bright, his weight will be where it should be for his sex and breed, and his skin will not be itchy or dry.
A premium dog food will have either chicken, pork, or beef as the main ingredient with the remaining ingredients being organic all-natural vegetables and whole grains. Look for a minimum of 23 percent for the meat and protein, 5 percent for the fats, and the remaining make up is carbohydrates. There is debate about canned or dry being superior but we feel dry is best because it helps to keep the teeth free of tartar build-up.
These facts concerning dog food should help dog owners make the best choice for their pooch and his or her well-being.
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