While there seem to be hundreds of brands of dog food on the market, and every one of them advertises as the most nutritious and healthy product for your beloved pet, research has shown that not all dog food is good for your companion. In fact, some products may even be harmful. Dogs have different digestive systems than humans, and it is important to provide nutritious food that can promote your pet’s wellbeing.
Organic raw food is a great source of nutrition for dogs. Raw or cooked meat, especially organ meat, contains B vitamins and other essential minerals. Furthermore, raw eggs offer a complete source of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. You may also feed your dog vegetables, like green beans, that provide roughage and fiber. With raw food, it is important to check the label and make sure there are no antibiotics, preservatives, or hormones used in the food. USDA-certified organic labels are the best sources of nutrition for your dog. Regarding vegetables, it is also important to ensure there are no seasonings or additional ingredients, and fresh is always better than canned.
While raw food provides the greatest source of nutrition for your pet, certain dry and wet dog foods can also provide a healthy option. However, you should check the label and look for ingredients like animal digest, preservatives, and other unrecognizable or unpronounceable ingredients. These are often harmful for your dog, and can cause digestive problems, joint issues, skin problems, and other medical conditions.
Crescenta Canada Pet Hospital has provided compassionate and thorough assistance to animals since 1958. Dogs need different foods at different stages of their lives. If you are wondering what diet would be best for your pet, our La Crescenta veterinarians can answer your questions and provide knowledgeable advice. We care about the health and wellbeing of all our animal patients, and will work hard to provide a solution.
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