Choosing The Best Dog Food: It is important that you select the correct food for your dog. With all the fancy packaging and advertising that is available these days it can be difficult determining what food is best for your dog.
The manufacturers prepare food based on the age of your dog, and the food you buy for an elderly dog might not be suitable for a puppy. Proper nutrition is vital to the health of your dog and its happiness, and it is essential that your pet get all the vitamins and minerals that it needs for a healthy diet.
Here is a list of some of the vitamins and minerals that your dog should have in its diet…
Vitamins A, D, E, B-complex, Biotin, Calcium, Choline, Copper, Folic Acid, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Manganese, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium Chloride and Zinc.
Of course, that is not all but they are certainly ingredients that you should be looking to find in your dogs diet. Giving your dog fresh meat with some vegetables and grain included is a healthy natural diet that many people believe is better than anything you can buy from the store.
There are also some excellent books on creating your own dog food where you can be assured that your dog will get all the best ingredients needed for all-around nutrition. This can be quite a cost effective method of feeding your dog without being concerned that the dog might not be receiving all the ingredients it should for a healthy happy life.
If your dog has any specific health problems, this needs to be addressed when determining what food you should be feeding it. A consultation with your vet would be wise to see if there are any special requirements or problems that certain foods might create for your pet.
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