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Most people want to make sure that their dog is well taken care of.  This would not only include giving them adequate exercise and seeking any medical advice necessary for the health of your dog, it would also include making sure that they are fed well.  Most people consider that buying your dog some of the best pet food available is giving them everything that they need to live the fullest life possible.  We just naturally want to trust that a dog food company is going to do what is best for our dog.  This is, however, not always the case.

Dog food companies are in business to make money.  They do not have to follow the same regulations that are given to companies that manufacture food for human consumption.  They have, instead, their own regulations that are not as stringent.  Some of these regulations allow for using some rather unsavory ingredients.  This would include things that you would never in your wildest dreams feed to your dog.  If you are aware of this situation and you would like to do something about it, then here are some suggestions on how to make sure that your dog is getting the nutrition it needs.

Many people have turned to making their dog food at home.  Although it takes more time than buying it at the store, it has health benefits that far outweigh the cost.  If you are smart in your shopping, the money will be comparable to what you're spending on the manufactured stuff.  There are several things you need to consider about feeding your dog homemade food.

Dogs are perfectly capable of living on a vegetarian diet.  Although we grew up believing that it is necessary for dogs to eat meat to get the nutrition that they need, it really isn't true.  If given the right vegetables and if they are prepared properly your dog will have everything that it needs to live a full and happy life.  Many times a dog will even live a longer life on home prepared food than it will on manufactured food.  Imagine if you ate out at a fast food restaurant every day.  You would certainly suffer from malnutrition even though your belly was full.  The same is true with your dog.  If you feed your dog well they certainly will be healthier.

One thing that you will need to be careful of is that there are certain types of food that are not good for your dog to eat.  Some of these include chocolate, macadamia nuts, milk and milk-based products, grapes, and raisins.  You would also never want to give your dog an alcoholic beverage.  Other than some restrictions on what you can feed your dog, you'll find that you have a wide range of foods to choose from.  Just make sure that you know your restrictions before you begin.

Taking care of your dog is a lifelong project.  Make sure that you are giving them the proper nutrition, and the project may just extend for a longer period of time.

Disclaimer: The owner of this website is not qualified to give health or nutrition advice for your pet. Always consult your pet health care professional for advice on the health of your pet. The information on this website is for entertainment purposes only and is not to be taken as advice of any kind. Pursue it at your own risk.










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