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Proper Diet for Your Dog

Proper Diet for Your Dog

The dietary regimen is an important aspect of survival.

The objective of dietary management is to meet the basic nutritional requirements of the individual dog.

Proper proportions of protein, carbohydrates, and fat in a well-balanced diet that will promote optimal body weight.

Generally, these dietary regimens are employed to human beings.

However, with the growing fondness to dogs, most dog owners and veterinarians recommend that dietary regimen should likewise be implemented on dogs.

Like humans, dogs need the right combination of the basic food groups in order to have a healthy life span.

Dogs also need to be regulated on the kinds of food that they eat or else they would end up being obese as well.

Included in the dog’s dietary regimen are the proper minerals and vitamins.

These essential health items should be well incorporated into the dog’s daily needs in order to have a healthy body.

With proper minerals and vitamins, dogs will be able to maintain shiny, healthy-looking coat.

For people who want to know how to prepare the right diet for their dogs, here are some tips to guide them through:

  •   1. Meat should not be the only food incorporated in the dog’s diet.

In reality, dogs are carnivorous. The dog’s body is especially designed to generate growth and energy from meat products.

However, dogs need fiber too in order to help them digest their foods properly and carbohydrates to provide them the added energy that they need.

So, it would be better if dog owners feed their dogs every day with the usual dog foods available in the market and occasionally give them real foods where meat, fibers, and carbohydrates are present.

  •   2. Dogs need minerals and vitamins.

Like humans, dogs need complex combinations of minerals and vitamins.

These are needed to maintain the luster and shine in their coats and to provide them with healthy gums and teeth.

Lack of mineral and vitamin supplements will result in certain deficiencies that could be really difficult to deal with, such as extra dry or super oily skin, tummy problems, frail bones, low-weight, and worst cases are death.

Like humans, these dietary supplements are needed to give the dogs the extra needed nutrients in order to keep them healthy.

  •   3. Real meal treats

It should come at no surprise that dogs love the real food more than their typical dog foods.

Hence, whenever their owners give them real food, they consider them as treats.

It is best for the dog owners to include their dogs in their meal planning. With real food, dogs will be able to generate the needed nutrients their bodies need.

  •   4. Mixed foods

Most people tend to think that deciding whether to give dogs moist or dry foods is a matter of preference.

In reality, it is not. This is because mixing different kinds of foods is actually the best diet owners could give to their dogs.

Giving dogs variety of foods, nutritional value, and texture are the real diet meal dogs really need.

  •   5. Greens.

A well-balanced diet for dogs includes green leafy vegetables.

Even if dogs are carnivorous by nature, they also need the right amount of greens to provide them with additional nutrients that are only available in green leafy foods.

No wonder why dogs sometimes chew on grass. This goes to show that dogs really need some greens to provide their body with a well balanced diet.

There are no hard or fast rules when it comes to balanced diets for the dogs.

However, it is still important to note the needed food groups that should be incorporated in the dog’s diet.

Best of all, dog owners should always consult their dog’s veterinarians especially on things like health and diet supplements for their dogs.

The veterinarian knows what foods should be included in the individual dog’s meal and what foods should be avoided.

Dogs, like humans, should not be fed with junk foods like sugary sweet sodas.

These will only make them fat without the needed nutrients. And by all means stay away from chocolate.

Chocolate is considered as poison to your dog.

When something about your dogs behavior is just not right, consult your vet. The vet knows best when it comes to the dog’s care.

Dog Breed Owners Hand Book

Komondor Dog Breed
  1. Overview of Different Breeds of Dogs
  2. Selecting a Dog Breeder
  3. Purebred Dog versus Mutt
  4. Adopting A Dog Puppy or Adult?
  5. How to Housebreak Your Puppy
  6. Obedience Training For Your Dog
  7. Is Your Dog Fat?
  8. Proper Diet for Your Dog
  9. Canine Vaccinations Are Essential
  10. Dogs Have Allergies Too!
  11. Can heartworm infection be treated?
  12. Dental Care for Your Dog
  13. Fighting Flea Infestation
  14. Your Questions on Canine Hip Dysphasia Answered
  15. Traveling With Your Dog

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