A Dog’s Nutrition. Dry, Canned, Or Raw?

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Dog Food

A dog’s nutrition is an important area to think about when you get your dog and selecting the right food is important to your dog’s nutrition.

Selecting the food that will take care of your dog’s nutritional needs can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many different types and brands of foods to choose from how can you tell what is best.

A good place to start is with asking your vet what he recommends for your breed and size dog. Then start looking at the different foods available and compare the ingredients on the label. Like people dog’s can have food allergies so don’t be alarmed if your dog develops them, you will just need to change their food. Understanding the dog food labels can be a bit daunting but once you do making your choice should be fairly easy. Also talking to friends who have healthy dog’s about what they feed them is another great resource to take advantage of.

How Often Should I Feed My Dog?

Puppies are generally fed three times a day and adult dog’s either once or twice a day. We have friends that feed their dog’s just once a day but when we tried that we always felt so guilty, like they weren’t getting enough, which believe me they were. Ask your vet when you should move your puppy from three times a day to twice or once. You don’t want to move too quickly.

What Is Better For My Dog Dry Kibble, Canned Food, Or A Raw Diet?

If you dog was given their choice most would choose either the Raw diet, also referred to as BARF, Biologically Appropriate Raw Food which can be read about here: BARF DIET, or canned food with dry kibble coming in last. The flavor and aroma of canned food cannot compete with the dry kibble which really has no aroma to speak of but most people feed their adult dog’s dry food for a variety of reasons. One reason is that the dry kibble can help to keep tarter from building up better than the canned food can.