Dog Food Tips To Keep Your Dog Healthy

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Not all dog foods are made equal neither does a standard diet fit all the dog breeds and dog ages.  The best person to give you a good diet advice for your dog is your neighborhood breeder.  He will be able to guide you on the correct food for your dog based on its age and breed.  Some general tips however can set you thinking on the right path about feeding your dog and pup.

Dogs are carnivores by nature and meant to eat raw meat.  Most dogs will be able to eat raw foods and able to perfectly digest them.  They also never get e-coli, salmonella and other bacterial diseases as is generally made out.  Dogs have a much different digestive system and will not suffer problems from raw meat- especially if the meat is fit for human consumption.

Bacterial contamination is actually higher in cooked and minced meats that are being stored than a solid chunk of meaty bone.  You can feed even a puppy of few weeks old with raw meat.

Avoid the cheap brands from stores which have more harmful chemicals and mostly contaminated.  Many of the canned dog foods are frequently recalled for contamination.

The risk of bacterial contamination is actually higher in cooked and minced meats that are being stored than a solid chunk of meaty bones.  Home cooking is not recommended. Cooking actually kills Live enzymes that would naturally help in the digestive process.  Cooking also fries meat with the fat making it harder to digest.

Dogs are NOT human - their digestive system is designed for raw meat, skin, bones and offal not vegetables, fruits and grains.

Bones are excellent sources of calcium for your dog.  It is also a natural source and you need not add any calcium supplements.  Dairy products are not good on a dogs stomach, so bone marrow which supplies adequate calcium the way to go. A word of caution here.  You cannot cook bones and feed them to dogs as they will splinter and cause major internal problems. You can feed raw chicken with bones and your dogs will love it.

Even small dogs can eat the small bones.  If you have a puppy, do not feed canned puppy food.  It will only make them fat.

The best dog foods for maximum nutrition and smaller numbers of stools are raw diets, but a grain free kibble is also good.  If your dog has allergies, then you need to choose a food that doesn't have corn or wheat as well as fillers.

There are so many varieties of dog food in the market, each claiming to be the best and make your dog healthy and happy.  But the old adage ‘tried and tested' is always the best to follow.  Stick to the foods that have been the favorites for years instead of trying out fancy dog foods from advertisement.

For every kind of dog food and different dog food advice from hundreds of dog owners check out www.dog-food-secrets.learnhowto-ebooks.com.  It has a collection of dog food videos too.

Srinivasan Gopal is an author, syndicated writer and a management professional.  Loves the internet and webmaster of www.internetbusinessprofit.info/affiliate-marketing a website where you can find answers to many of your How To's on affiliate marketing

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