Nothing But The Best For My Best Friend

by Jolie Mitchel

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 does your dog need to be healthy? Not surprisingly, many of the foods that are good for people are good for dogs, as well. We need lots of lean, healthy protein, the kind found in lean beef, chicken, and organ meats. So do our dogs. We need lots of vitamins, particularly E and C and lots of antioxidents to bond with the free radicals in our systems that can cause cancer. Guess what? The Western Veterinary Conference stated at its meeting in 1994 that our dogs need the same thing.

Just like us, our dogsAaa are often faced with processed foods in their diets that are chemically preserved. Feeding your dog an organic, natural dog food is the only way you can get around this, when choosing a commercial food for your dog. How does the brand of dog food that you feed to your dog compare? Read the label to find out. We all want to feed our dogs a balanced, healthy diet, but if you have spent much time comparing commercial dog food brands, you may find yourself stumped.

The best way to remedy this situation is to feed your dog the same healthy foods that you eat. The best way to do this is to fix up one additional serving when you cook healthy meals for your family, and then serve that up to your dog. If you have a dog that isnAaat interested in eating vegetables, you can put these healthy foods that he doesnAaat find appealing in the blender and mix them up with healthy, meaty foods, like a meat loaf, before cooking just like you might when trying to trick a child into eating his vegetables. You dog can easily be tricked this way, into eating a healthy meal.

It will be easy for you to know you are giving your dog everything he needs in his diet if you follow this simple break down. Two thirds of your dogAaas meal should be made up of healthy, meaty proteins, such as lean beef and chicken. The remaining one third should contain equal parts of vegetables and starches (rice or pasta.)

How much should you feed your dog? Start by filling your pet’s bowl to the same level you have in the past. Observe your dog’s behavior after eating. If he seems hungry, you may want to increase the amount slightly. Observe your dog’s weight over the first few weeks. It is normal for a dog on a healthy diet to lose a few pounds, but you don’t want too much weight to come off too quickly. Adjust as you need to.

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.

Dogs deserve the right to be loved, cared for, and kept as healthy as all the other members of your family. Most of us realize how unhealthy our own diets have become, and many pet owners are beginning to see the same problems in their dogsAaa diets. Please think about how your dogAaas food compares, and consider switching your best friend to a healthier diet and lifestyle.

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