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The Dog Food Report

The Dog Food Report

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Published by: josephrich on Aug 08, 2008
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The Dog Food Report
Table of Contents
Part 12The Importance of Choosing Healthy Dog Food2The Importance of Choosing the Right Ratios4Protein4Carbohydrates5Fats5Vitamins and Minerals5Understanding Dog Food Labeling6The Effects of Poor Quality Dog Food6Dog Food Recalls7Managing the Temperamental or Fussy Eater8Part 211Handling Toxins and Poisons11
The Dog Food Report
Part 1
The Importance of Choosing Healthy Dog Food 
As a pet owner, it is only natural that you want the best for your dog.That includes the quality of food that he eats. Theprocess ofchoosing quality foodcan be difficult for most people. In fact, it canactually be quite exhausting. Takea stroll down any pet food aisle andyou will readily concur that there are somany options, each promisingdifferent things, that it is difficult to know which one will offer your dogthe most benefits.Would you agree?One of the reasons it can be so difficult to choose the best pet food isthe fact that pet food manufacturers have easily recognized what abig industry pet food products represent. Therefore, a tremendousamount of marketing has gone into the industry.This makes it all the more confusing.In addition, pet manufacturers spend a large amount of energy onproducing different types of products. Not only must you choosebetween different brands, but you must also choose among differenttypes of pet food products, including dry, canned and semi-moistfoods. As if that were not enough, there are also many food productsthat are highly targeted, such as gourmet foods, premium foods andsenior foods.Despite all of the confusion, it is imperative to choose the healthiestfood possible for your pet. As humans, we all understand theimportance of eating healthy foods. When we eat healthy foods, wefeel better. Our bodies function better. We have higher levels ofenergy. We are able to avoid many types of illnesses and diseases.
The Dog Food Report
The same is true for your beloved four-legged friend. While our dogsdo not necessarily need the same types of health foods we do inorder to enjoy optimal health, they do need healthy food in order tofunction and feel their best as well as enjoy a long and healthy life.Dogs that are fed unhealthy diets frequently experience a number ofhealth problems. In addition, they frequently do not have the samelevels of energy as dogs that enjoy a healthy diet. That in itself canresult in additional problems, such as obesity.As a result, animals that are not given healthy foods may not be ableto experience as long of a lifespan as dogs who eat a healthy diet.When choosing a healthy food for your dog, it is important tounderstand that there is a vast difference between the different typesof pet foods available. Not only is there a big difference between thedifferent brands but there is also actually a difference presentbetween canned food and dry food. Other feeding options includetable scraps and homemade foods.
The differences between all of these foods should be understood
when choosing the best, healthiest food for your dog.Click Here ForMore Information.Perhaps some of the unhealthiest foods that can be given to dogs arecertain table scraps. Unfortunately, many pet owners indulge theirpets by giving them table scraps. They do this either as a special treator give scraps to their dos as their primary source of nutrition.This can be a dangerous error in some instances.Many of the foods that we enjoy can actually be unhealthy and evendangerous for our dogs, resulting in health problems and a shorter lifespan. Even in the case of foods that are not dangerous, problems canrise. For example, feeding your dog table scraps may result in the dog
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