Friday, May 29, 2009

Feeding Dog Food

While visiting my sister a few months ago I noticed that her Cardigan Welsh Corgi was having horrible coat issues. After questioning her I STRONGLY suspect food as a culprit. What was she feeding Merlin? Purina Beneful and Beggin Strips! Poor dog is getting no nutrition from his food, only poor quality protein, sugar and corn.

Beware of the use of food coloring in making horrible quality ingredients look healthy! Just because soy bean hulls are colored green that DOES NOT make them a vegetable! Yes, soy bean hulls are a major ingredient in Beneful.

Do your best friend a valuable favor and take the time to research the different dog food ratings and dog food reviews. When collecting information for your dog food comparison, know that a quality dog food will never be masked by cheap ingredients such as corn.

When gathering your dog food comparison and comparing dog food ratings, Again, many large dog food companies like the ones you see in supermarkets or the large pet store chains, entice innocent pet owners with cute television commercials, magazine ads and colorful packaging all displaying a nice balance of meat, grain and veggies. Yet, many of these foods are anything but nutritionally sound. There primary source of protein is often corn or corn gluten. Unlike humans, dogs lack the necessary digestive enzymes needed to break down and digest grains. This is why many dogs suffer with chronic ear, skin and other health problems. CORN is a major allergin cause for dogs and should be suspect in reoccurring yeast infections including ear infections, scratching, red spots, dry and flaking coats.

The best way to determine the quality of your pet food is to carefully read and understand the label. While reading the label, ask the following questions: Does the food use high quality ingredients? Is there a quality meat source as one of the first two ingredients? The primary ingredient and protein source in any quality dog food should be meat, not meat by-products, not grain, but MEAT. If the source is beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, etc., that first ingredient must be the source of where the meat comes from. Better yet, are the ingredients human-grade? An example would be: chicken or chicken meal; not chicken by-products which could contain parts that a dog in the wild "would not eat". Not corn meal, flour or corn gluten meal; the name of the MEAT should be first.

A Dog Food Comparison Is Well Worth The Time

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