If you ever thought that your dog couldn’t eat fresh, whole foods all the time, or want your dog to eat more often, maybe fresh dog food may be an option for you. If you have a dog that just won’t quit chewing on his or her dry food, maybe a change is in order. Many dogs love their dry food, because it’s easy and convenient. However, dogs really can benefit from eating fresh food as well, and many dogs are actually overweight because they are not getting the fresh, whole foods that they should be. If you want your dog to have all the benefits of a lean, high quality diet, it’s important to start him or her on fresh, whole foods now, before the problem becomes a serious one.
Dry food is known as kibble. There is also kibble mix, which comes in a variety of flavors. Most kibble mixes contain meat, eggs, and various other ingredients, whereas table food for dogs includes vegetables and fruits, plus some vitamins. Both kibble and table food have some protein and fiber in them, although kibble tends to have a higher amount of that, which helps to aid digestion.
Many people feed their dogs canned food. While it is good for people, many dogs find it uncomfortable, even painful, to chew on kibble or even the smaller bits that come with it. That’s why most dog owners switch to fresh dog food as soon as they get around to it. Many dogs will eat more of a meal in a day than they will with kibble alone. If you give him human-grade food, he’ll still have some meat and some vegetables in his meal, but he’ll likely have fewer carbohydrates and fats.
Another thing to take into consideration when feeding your dog is his health, and the health of his environment. For example, a dog food company can put any number of chemicals and preservatives in their dog food, and they can use whatever amount of those things they like, as long as it doesn’t exceed the maximums allowed in their dog food. A small dog may only require a tiny bit less of some preservatives than a larger dog. But, if you’re concerned about your dog’s health, you should look for dog food labels that indicate what chemicals and preservatives are in what package.
The preservatives included in many dog food packages are sometimes referred to as antioxidants. They’re supposed to help your dog’s digestive system to digest the food better. Antioxidants also supposedly are helpful in removing toxins from the body. It could be easy to see why there’s so much confusion about the effects of antioxidants on health. It’s actually best to follow the manufacturers’ instructions about how much antioxidant additives are in a package, and always read the label of ingredients first before feeding your dog anything.
Quinoa is oats that are grown in the Himalayan Mountains. This grain is used in a variety of dog foods and is nutritious and delicious. The main ingredient in quinoa is protein, which is the most important nutrient for dogs. You might not think quinoa has a lot of ingredients, since it’s naturally high in protein, but a large part of its content is starches and amino acids. Starches and amino acids are necessary for a dog to have healthy bones and muscles.
If your dog has special dietary needs, a well-balanced diet can be difficult to create, and even if you feed him a healthy combination of foods from a variety of different sources, creating a balanced and effective dog diet can take a lot of time and attention. Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy way to create a well-balanced diet for just a few minutes once or twice a week. A homemade recipe for healthy, tasty dog food can be customized for your dog according to his individual nutritional needs, and he’ll love all the extra attention you give him! Dog owners who make their own food enjoy a higher level of satisfaction when their pets are happy, healthy and alert.
Fresh dog food can be tasty and satisfying, but homemade dog food doesn’t have to be as expensive as commercially available brands. Recipes for healthy, tasty dog food can be found on the Internet, in dog food stores and through various homemade booklets and newsletters. If you’re ready to start cooking nutritious meals for your best friend, why not start with one of the many available recipes for healthy, tasty dog food?