Dog diets are and have always been the subject of much controversy.
Many claim that a raw diet provides a range of benefits that
commercial dog diets are unable to match. Raw dog diets are said to be
in the top three of healthy dog diets as raw food does not cause
bloating like pellets often do by swelling in the stomach. Since dog
diets are less rich in protein compared to cat diets, you'll probably
notice that dog urine odour is not as bad as it is with cat urine.
Dog Dietary Needs
Dogs have certain needs that have to be met for their health to be
maintained. Dogs (and humans) need protein, carbohydrates, fat,
vitamins and minerals. Dogs have a higher protein requirement than
humans. However dog diets high in fat could increase your dogs risk of
obesity, high *** pressure, and an elevated heart rate. Dogs
typically will eat 25% more than they need, which can lead to obesity
and illness. Dogs who eat mostly table scraps or poor quality
commercial dog foods tend to consume too much fat and not enough
nutrition, and therefore will be more likely to suffer from ill health
as they age. Dogs need a complete and balanced dog diet.
Does your dog have a specific medical condition? What are these health
issues, the possible causes and the treatments available? The
preservatives added in the commercial food items may not be the
suitable ones to the dogs from the health point of view. Serious
health problems can be caused by tooth problems. Leaving bad breath
aside, dental disease is a serious problem in your pet. If you want to
keep your dog healthy and happy, you need to give it a healthy
nutritious diet. Feeding your dog an unbalanced diet or poor quality
dog food pretty much guarantees that your dog will have health
problems in the future. Feeding your dog a nutritional natural dog
diet will improve your dogs immune system, health and happiness.
As many as 25% of dogs seen by veterinarians are overweight or obese.
Semi-moist food is convenient to store, and while being nutritionally
complete it can usually have added sugar and fat, and so they would
probably not suit diabetics, or dogs that tend to be overweight. Older
dogs who are becoming overweight should be fed one of the senior
diets. Once you determine the correct weight for your dog, monitor it
every few months, and adjust meal sizes as needed.
There's a lot of debate about why dogs eat grass. grass isn't bad for
dogs , thousand of them do it every day and we're not sure why ,
stomach ache , eating to vomit , deficiency in diet , talk to your
local vet bout it if you are concerned Some dogs eat grass only
occasionally, subsequently throwing it up. So do dogs eat grass to
throw up? If your dogs eat grass as a new behaviour, and are
exhibiting frequent vomiting, it's also important to check with a vet.
Among "dog people" dog diets are a major area of contention. The most
popular dog diets are ones that include cooked meat, vegetables and
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