Let’s Dissect Some Pet Food

What is pet food? Well, Dr G says pet food is exactly what it sounds like:

It is food made specifically for non-human pets such as cats, dogs, birds, and rodents.

A different kind of animal requires a different type of pet food, since each animal has different dietary needs.

pet food comparison chartThe most common pet foods on the market include dog food and cat food. Dogs and cats are by far the most popular pets in the world, and many people own one or two of the species for either for companionship or for work.

Working dogs include guard dogs, sheep herder dogs, and seeing dogs. Cats on the other hand, are typically kept for pest control in the event of a mouse or rat infestation. Both cats and dogs are often used for therapeutic applications, especially in hospitals, homes, and orphanages.

Our pets, especially working dogs, should be provided with the highest quality additive free dog food to make sure that they are getting the calories and nutrition that they require to be strong and healthy.

Our animal’s health is important, and failing to care for your pets is considered animal cruelty in most parts of Britain. Animal neglect and cruelty is a serious offence.

When feeding your dog, your pet food should contain a sufficient amount of meat and some carbohydrates. Dogs can eat dry pet food, or kibble, or they can eat wet food. The best type of dog food is all-natural dog food that contains the necessary ingredients for your dog’s diet. A well rounded diet for dogs consists of a high quality protein source and a grain free carbohydrates such as rice. Grain often causes allergic reactions in dogs so they should be avoided.

Different sized dogs have different nutritional requirements, so you can purchase pet food depending on your pet’s breed. Small breeds obviously need at least 50% meat supplemented with low carbohydrate foods such as sweet potatoes, lentils, and peas. They should also come in smaller kibble sizes so that your pets do not have a hard time chewing on the food.

 

Larger dogs need more calories than smaller ones. You can choose to feed them pet foods that contain high quality meat such as chicken, turkey, salmon, and duck.

They also require some form of carbohydrates such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, lentils, and even sea weed, for improved digestions.

All natural ingredients are the best for keeping your pets healthy.