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A Complete Guide on What to Feed Your Dog

Aug
07

Dog food is self-explanatory. It is food that is specifically produced for consumption by dogs. Though their digestive system is built to mainly digest meat, dogs have over time managed to eat meat and non-meat food including leftovers from human beings. The best time of dog food is usually made commercially. Dog owners spend up to $8.5 billion annually on dog food in the United States only.

Commercially made dog food is made with quality animal feed ingredients and is either packed in dry, wet or canned form. Dry food contains about 6 to 10 percent moisture against 60 to 90 percent contained in canned and wet food. There are also semi-wet food that contain about 35% moisture. Most dog owners are in preference of dry food for purposes of convenience and cost.

Wet food usually has higher levels of proteins and fat. There is also a variety of alternative food that comes in different forms. Some of these are frozen that comes raw or cooked, dehydrated, homemade, vegetarian and fresh. Some of the ingredients commonly used to manufacture dog food include meat and bone meal, animal by-products, offal, sugar sweeteners and animal digest.

Nestle Purina PetCare Company have recently a brand of dog food going by the name of Beneful dog food. Their food is made with the best ingredients including meat, vegetables rich in vitamins and much more. Their dog food is made in such a way that it has the best of taste and nutrients that are meant to nourish your pet from the inside out.

They have a 100 percent balanced diet.

Some of the nutrients they use are as follows. Corn which is inexpensive and has a high energy content to keep your dog energetic all the time. Chicken by-product meal which basically contains up to 300% more protein than is contained in the whole chicken.

It also contains necessary amino acids needed for development and body building of your dogs. It also contains corn gluten meal that has about 60% protein and it boots the total protein level in the food which is a very important factor to consider when choosing the right type of dog food. Their food also contains animal food that is essential for a balanced diet to be achieved. There are also meat, soy flour, meat and bone meal which all help boost the protein level in the food. On average this food contains 31% protein, 14% fat and 47% carbohydrates. Taking a look at the ingredients it is clear that Beneful is a quality food product that can be fed to your dog.

Packaging of dog food is quite similar to human food. Regulations state that it should be properly sealed to take away the risk of contamination. Dry food is mostly packed in multi-wall paper bags and sometimes a thin plastic layer is placed. Wet food is packed in aluminum and steel. Before buying any dog food make sure it is properly sealed and that it has the best ingredients for a healthy and balanced diet.

Puppy Power With Purina Puppy Chow

Jul
30

When I first saw the puppy I now call mine at the local animal shelter, I didn’t anticipate the strong bond that would develop. He was only seven weeks old when I got him. Only having cats for pets, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with the puppy. When I was getting ready to leave, I asked about the kind of food that I should give him so that he would grow while having all of the vitamins and nutrients for his little body. I was told to get Purina Puppy Chow. This was an easy brand to find as I had seen it on the store shelf each time I went to the store. I also give Seafood Sensations to my cat, so I know the brand is exceptional.

As soon as we arrived home, I gave the puppy a small amount of food. The pieces of this type are easy for small dogs to eat. He seemed to enjoy the taste of the food, so I gave him a little more. Weeks went by, and I could see by dog growing in front of me. His coat became shiny, and he started to develop muscles that would define him as a Husky. The time came to change his food to an adult brand, so read some Purina news online and settled on Dog Chow. This was a smooth transition as he was accustomed to the morsels and the flavors of the line of food.

One of the things that I enjoy about Purina is that there are several kinds of food to choose from when it comes to dogs and cats. I can get something meant for a puppy or an elderly dog. The same thing goes for my cat. This is a brand I trust and know that there are natural ingredients used instead of a lot of processed ingredients.