Every pet owner wants what is best for their dog; this includes finding the best vet for your dog’s health needs and choosing the best dry dog food to keep them healthy. Without researching the best product on the market, a pet owner may find the dry dog food they have chosen may be missing some key nutrients, which may cause their dog to gain weight easily. You will find there are several dog foods on the market; owners can choose foods that are most suited for their breed as well as size and age.
Dogs which are under one year old will need to be fed dog foods, which are high in growth nutrients. Your vet may recommend a specific dry food for your pup, which will strengthen their fast growing bones and teeth. Your pup’s food will also be critical, in maintaining a healthy growth of their internal organs as well.
As your dog grows older you may find it necessary to change their daily diet, your vet may recommend specific foods for dogs that are over 10 years of age. Older dogs need a diet which will aid in keeping their metabolism healthy as well as their joints, teeth and internal organs. Aging dogs need a diet which will be easy to digest and is formulated for their specific requirements.
When choosing the right food for your dog their size should always be taken into account. Small breeds such as Chihuahua, Dachshund and Boston Terriers, will need their food to be a smaller bite size which they can chew and digest easily.
Large and medium sized breeds:
Large and medium sized breeds such as Huskies and German Shepherds will normally consume dry foods which contain larger chunks. Your vet may also recommend a food for your dog which contains the nutrients they require according to their life style. If your dog has a high energy level, they will require a high energy diet. Dogs with little daily exercise will require a totally different type of daily diet.
All breeds inherit some type of common aliment; your vet will pick the best food, which will target their vulnerabilities.
Choice dry dog foods:
After talking to your vet and researching the different products available for your dog it is always best to choose a food with high quality products, which are typically meat, fish or chicken. When determining the right ratio of grain to meat in your dog’s food, the meat source should be listed first. One important thing to remember is that the most expensive dog food isn’t always better than less expensive one. Compare labels and research the foods on line, many manufactures will provide printable coupons and they will often have printable coupons for free samples. Always check to see if the company making your dog’s food has had any recalled products, pet owners can never be too careful.
As a dog training collar expert, author and practicing veterinarian, Susan Wright encourages dog owners to take extra care in keeping their dogs safe, especially during the summer months when dogs like to roam more often.