With the recent recalls of commercial dog food, it is time to assess
your dog's health. And if you consider your pet dog to be part of the
family, then it is time to improve the health of your dog.
If you are not aware by now, most commercial dog food contains meat
'by products' which are often unwanted parts of an animal. What's left
is the bones, tendons, cartilage, beaks, feet and innards.
Also, the cooking process used in pet foods KILLS off a vital
Enzymes are necessary in the breaking down the food for digestion. And
since it is 'cooked away', it adds the entire burden for digestion on
your pet's pancreas to supply the enzymes necessary for breaking down
nutrients for absorption!
No wonder the dog's are not living to their fullest potential.
If you want your dog to live longer, listed below are "Dog Food
Secrets" to boost a dog's health-
1) A balanced proportion of nutrients that consists of protein,
carbohydrates, vitamins, healthy fats and minerals. These nutrients
are essential for growth and development in a dog.
Too much or too little nutrients will harm a dog's health.
2) Protein is one of the most important nutrients, and a healthy dog
diet must contain a minimum of 40% protein diet. The amino acid in
protein is beneficial for muscle development and regulation of
Meat, fish and soy beans are great sources of protein.
3) Carbohydrates is considered an energy component in a dog's diet.
Sources of carbohydrates can be found in rice, oatmeal, corn, yams,
sweet potatoes and wheat.
Brown rice is an excellent source of highly digestible carbohydrates
dietary fiber that is gentle on the stomach.
A recommended range of 40-60% of carbohydrates are essential for your
However, too much carbohydrates is harmful to a dog's health, as
excess carbohydrates will be stored as fat which leads to obesity and
maldigestion, and other health problems.
4) Healthy animal fatty acids such as omega 3 and omega 6 is another
requirement for a healthy dog food.
Omega-3 and omega 6 fatty acids promotes a healthy skin and shiny
coat, and also reduces the likelihood of inflammation and ***
Sources of fatty acids can be found in vegetable oil, fish and meat.
5) Dogs requires good doses of vitamins and minerals; it is an
absolute nutritional necessity for dogs.
Without sufficient vitamins and minerals, your dog's health will
suffer and as a result will be vulnerable to a range of diseases.
Vitamins and minerals are good sources for muscle development and
6) Like humans, dogs must drink plenty of water. Water not only helps
to regulate a dog's body temperature, it is also beneficial for
digestion and transportation of nutrients
A healthy dog food is necessary to maintain a dog's health and
At times, not knowing what to feed a dog can be difficult, but with
the recent pet food recall it is more important than ever that the
quality of food for a dog is paramount.
Dog Food Secrets has a list of homemade dog food recipes that is easy
and simple to follow, and more importantly healthy for a dog. The fact
is that the life span of your dog can be increased by up to 8 years
just by changing and improving the diet of the food.
The above 6 Dog Food Secrets you should put into action now for your
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