Dog food and dog-supply go together

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Choosing a Dog Food

Whatever the dog-supply you should be thinking about what type of dog feeding regime and what dog food types you will use before you get your dog home. You have to consider whether the food will be healthy and meet your dogs nutritional requirements, whether the dog will find it appetizing and that may require some trials, and lastly the feeding must fit into your own lifestyle.

When shopping for foods, always carefully read the food label nutritional information. A puppy food might state that it is complete and balanced for a dogs growth or for life stages. Be aware that foods that are balanced for the maintenance of an adult dog will not provide a growing puppy with sufficient nutrition. Dog food and dog-supply go together

As any visit to a supermarket will show, there is a very large variety of commercially manufactured dog food available. Equally there is a large choice in styles. In the end you will need to consider your budget and settle on something that meets your dogs needs and nutritional requirements

The most common choice is dry dog food. It has everything your dog requires, in that it tastes good, it is very easy to store and doesn’t go off very quickly. Additionally it has more nutrition per pound based on the dry matter than any other food types. Lastly it helps keep your dogs teeth healthy and clean. Dog food and dog-supply go together

Dog food and dog supply go together

Many choose canned soft and moist food for the dog, and they wolf it down very fast as they are very flavourful. Whilst the dog will enjoy these moist food chunks and get all the nutrition they need (anyone who serves a favourite will know how the dog pushes the dish around while licking it clean). However, canned dog foods have a high water content, and they also contain less nutrition per pound of food. So you need to keep the volume up which does impact the budget. As soft foods don’t help the teeth you should consider a balance of wet and dry foods. Dog food and dog-supply go together

When shopping and comparing dog food products always look at the levels of calories, protein, fat, and other nutrients in a food that are declared on the package label. This is important when balancing food for an overweight dog on a diet or a working dog that uses more energy

Other Dog Food Considerations

The main factors to consider when choosing your dog food are as follows:

1. Consider the Flavor. Does your dog appear to enjoy the food or shows some hesitancy?

2. What about Availability? Can you easily get the food of choice or is a hassle

3. What about the Cost? How does the food fit into your household budget constraints?

4. What about Reputation? Is the food made by a reputable manufacturer? You get what you pay for.

5. Does Your Dog Have Special Requirements? If your vet has specified specific nutritional requirements does the food meet those needs