Finding good quality grain free wet dog food is not always easy. You have to know what to look for, and what you should avoid. It takes a little bit of research, and a lot of trial and error, but it is possible to come up with a quality diet for your dog that does not contain grains or grain products. Read on to learn more.
First off, you need to understand what types of foods are healthy for your dog, and what types are not. Many people make the common mistake of confusing the needs of humans, with those of dogs. Dogs require much more than humans do, in order to survive and be healthy.
The two main factors that affect a dog’s nutrition are protein and fat. The amount of fat in a dry food is quite insignificant, while the amount of protein is very important. You can always buy canned food, but there is no substitute, because it contains the same essential nutrients. If you do decide to go the canned route, be sure and read the label and look for words like “preservative free”, and “ultra-free”.
Dry food also lacks the vitamins, minerals, and high fiber that fresh food has. This is why most canned foods are grain free. Dogs do not require as much fiber as people do, and they do not need as many vitamins and minerals. To compensate, you can give them supplements like wet dog supplements.
Dogs also have a need for carbohydrates, and protein. Dogs do not digest corn efficiently, so it is important to limit their carbohydrate intake. This will ensure that your dog does not become obese. In addition, if your dog eats too many carbohydrates, he becomes constipated. This will lead to another problem that will eventually stop your dog from enjoying his canned food.
A good rule of thumb is to assume that 80% of the dog’s diet should come from grains. They say that a dog’s diet should be primarily protein, while only a small portion is comprised of carbohydrates. This percentage of carbohydrates is determined by weight. It is more important to limit the amount of carbohydrates in the diet because dogs have a difficult time digesting starches and can suffer from bloating and gas. Therefore, just like us, they will eat grain free treats if we are not watching them.
If you are wondering what is next for you and your precious pet, why not start with the next obvious step, which is dry food. Just make sure that it contains all the same ingredients as the canned food, but without all the grain. This will prevent your dog from being overwhelmed by the new taste. You can adjust the grains and the number of grains per serving as long as it still contains all the necessary vitamins, minerals and nutrients that your dog needs.
Another consideration is the cost of grain free food. This can vary widely depending on the company and the variety of ingredients used. Some companies offer their clients a sample of their product to test, free of charge. For this reason, it is very important to ask for samples when you buy grain free or organic food for your dogs. You can also get information on companies that make and supply dry food for dogs. Look around and do some research on your own before you purchase a brand.
Many people believe that they are being healthier by buying a grain free or organic dog food than those that contain grains. But remember, dogs are just like us, they need to eat to stay healthy and fit. A balanced diet is just as important as the type of food that you give them. If you think that they are being punished for something, then they’re probably not getting enough exercise or they may be eating a lot of table scraps.
It’s best to be on the same page as your veterinarian when it comes to feeding your dog food with grains. They have the experience necessary in this area. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Read up on pet food and grain free diets as well as other aspects of your pets diet. If you don’t have the time to do this research, then perhaps enlist the help of a veterinary professional or a friend who does. There are plenty of books devoted specifically to healthy, happy pets.
There really isn’t any reason why you can’t feed your pet a healthy diet free of grains. You should check out various grain free and organic dog foods as you journey through the pet stores and department stores. If you have the time and the budget, then maybe you should take the next step and start a pet food business. Your store will begin to thrive once you get these types of clients. And they are very loyal customers.