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Dog Behavior Series 11 - What Is the Best Dog Food? Do you want to know the secret for selecting the best dog food for your dog? Keep reading to discover what it is and why you should be concerned about what your dog is eating and how it can affect your dog's health and behavior. This segment is for dog owners who want to feed the very best to their furry friends. Dogs with kidney, thyroid, food allergy, or other abnormal conditions require special dietary needs not covered in this segment. So what is the best dog food? Dog food that is meat based rather than grain based. That is the secret to your dog's optimum health. Low quality dog foods will almost always be grain based and the healthier, higher quality dog foods will be meat, poultry or fish. You'll pay more for meat based dog foods, but the higher the price, the higher the quality; the higher the quality of the ingredients, the greater the nutritional value. Dogs have to eat more low quality dog food in an attempt to meet their nutritional needs. Again, you may pay more for higher quality but you will buy less because your dog will eat less. So, keep that in mind when looking at the price of higher quality dog foods. Your dog will also pass noticeably less stool when fed a high quality meat based diet.
This is my number one secret for selecting the best dog food. Keep reading, because now I'm going to tell you why, so by the end of this segment you will have acquired enough knowledge on the topic to better understand and come to your own conclusions. So, why is a high quality meat based diet so important? For dogs, meat is the appropriate source of protein and fat is the appropriate source of energy. High quality meat contains all the proteins, vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients needed for dogs to live a long and healthy life. Yet, carbohydrates have become the dominant nutrient found in most dog foods. Why is this? Because they are abundant, have a long shelf life, and are cheaper than protein and fat. What does this mean? Less expensive dog foods generally include less meat and more animal by-products and grain fillers. Is this good? Keep reading to find out. Contrary to belief, carbohydrates are not essential for a healthy dog diet. Nor is fiber a required nutrient for dogs. Dogs do not need corn, wheat, barley, oats, brown rice, millet, potatoes, or sweet potatoes. Carbohydrates and fiber are poor substitutes for meat protein and fat. Dogs are carnivores; meat eaters. The best digestible protein sources for a dog are meat, eggs, poultry, and fish; and are far better choices for meat eaters. Carbohydrates from grains, on the other hand, provide energy in the form of sugars. So keep your dog away from grains as much as humanly possible; unless your dog has medical issues that require a lower protein diet. It is always a good idea to consult with your vet about your dog's dietary needs and to get a clean bill of health.
High protein on a dog food label means absolutely nothing. You have to read the list of ingredients to see if the source of protein is digestible. Dogs are not able to digest plant-based proteins or grains as efficiently as meat and do not derive as much nutrition from them as they need. Meat, on the other hand, is not only high in protein but it is relatively easy for dogs to digest. Therefore, dog food with higher meat protein content is usually better. If the first ingredient on the label is not a meat protein, you should seriously consider switching to a brand with higher meat content. Grains are not as digestible as meats. Protein content should be at least 30 percent from a high quality meat source. For example; beef, venison, lamb, or chicken. Avoid any product with nonspecific descriptions like animal, meat, or poultry; and avoid any rendered byproducts or meal. Unfortunately, the vast majority of dog owners cannot afford to feed their dogs a meat based diet so dog food producers created an affordable solution for the masses by offering a grain based diet. Though not as nutritionally healthy as meat, a grain based diet is not necessarily a bad thing if high quality ingredients are used. But this is not always the case. Cheap plant based ingredients like corn, wheat, and soy result in cheap dog foods. These dog foods do not produce healthy coats and solid stools in a majority of dogs and, if anything, shortens a dogs' life expectancy because they are unhealthy and are simply not good choices. Dog food producers know very well how to make high quality, healthy dog food as evidenced by the expensive 5 star brands, but the problem is, it is just too
expensive for most dog owners. And to be competitive with other producers, the price of the food dictates what the foundation or the primary ingredient is; and it is not meat. In a nutshell, most dog owners are feeding their dogs as if they were plant eating herbivores rather than meat eating carnivores. But it is not your fault that producers are not disclosing the truth about the nutritional value of their dog foods, but instead doing everything in their power to convince you they are nutritionally complete and the best food for your dog. Another Important Factor - Essential Nutrients Dogs require a balance of certain fatty acids that must be provided by their diet. Fats are needed for the absorption of vitamins A, D, E, and K. Fats provide energy as well as taste and flavor to foods. Fat provided by the diet also helps dogs maintain healthy skin and a shiny, healthy coat. Common fats used in dog foods include names like beef fat, pork fat, chicken fat, fish oil, salmon oil, and more. Anything listed as animal fat is very vague and not considered a quality ingredient. Fat content should be at least 18 percent. So, what if you cannot afford a high quality meat based diet for your dog? Then, of the dog foods available in your budget, choose the best one. And to supplement your dog's diet, offer your dog bone free table scraps that contain healthy, digestible protein and fat content. Better your dog benefit from the nutrients and variety rather than disposing of them. Please be aware that several common seasonings, including onions, garlic, chives, grapes, raisins, macadamia nuts, and avocado can create problems for your dog and should be removed from the table scraps.
What to look for to find the best dog food for your budget. Avoid products where the first ingredient is not a meat of any kind Avoid products containing corn, soy, wheat, grain, or flour Avoid products containing beet pulp or sugar Avoid products that contain by-products or sauces Avoid products that fail to identify the specific meat source. Specific meat sources include names like beef, venison, lamb, and chicken. Avoid products that fail to identify the specific fat source. Specific fat sources include names like beef fat, pork fat, chicken fat, fish oil, and salmon oil. Avoid ingredients from rendering facilities. You will recognize these ingredients on the label under generic terms like meat and meat meal. Other examples of inferior meat based protein ingredients are animal meal, chicken by-product meal, meat and bone meal, glandular meal, poultry meal, blood meal. Notice the generic nature of the phrases? Avoid the cheap, grain based dog foods with fancy packaging that try to make you think you are making the appropriate healthy selection for your dog. Do not buy into the hype. Look at the label and do your best to interpret what is actually inside. Ensure a proper ratio of at least 30 percent protein and at least 18 percent fat. Again, do the best you can. Whatever food you choose to offer your dog, putting some thought into your decision now can produce big rewards over time and
help you to avoid serious and costly illnesses caused by poor nutritional feeding practices. Now let's recap. Good health begins with proper nutrition. Proper dog nutrition consists of at least 30 percent meat based protein and at least 18 percent meat based fat. The first ingredient on a label should always identify the meat source like beef, venison, lamb, or chicken. The best digestible food source for a dog is meat. High quality meat contains all the proteins, vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients needed for dogs to live a long and healthy life. Preservatives should be from a natural source such as Vitamin C and/or Vitamin E. Choose dog foods with only the finest, high quality, human grade ingredients with absolutely no chemical additives like dyes, preservatives, fillers, or synthetic ingredients. Dog owners who cannot afford higher quality meat based dry dog food, should consider adding canned with dry to improve the dog's overall diet. Again, the ingredient list of both is important. Also consider supplementing with bone free table scraps that contain healthy levels of protein and fat. The best dog foods are those that are rich in meat based protein and lower in carbohydrates because dogs do not need carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are added to dry food to keep costs down. Raw diets, frozen meat diets, and homemade diets exist for a nutritional reason and will be even more popular in the future because dog owners will see the excellent results these fresh, natural diets provide.
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If your dog is perfectly happy and healthy, then you may not need to make any dietary changes. But if you do, it is always a good idea to consult with your vet. Protein is very important for your dog, but there are instances, such as with puppies, with old age, or liver issues, where your dog should be on a lower protein diet. Consult with your vet about your puppy or dog's nutritional needs. Conclusion Do the best you can given your budget. The best dog food is any product that is of high quality and meat based A good dog food is any product that is of moderate quality and meat based A decent dog food is any product that is grain based with high quality ingredients A poor dog food is any product that is grain based with low quality ingredients Do your research, and at the very least, learn how to read dog food labels. I know this is a lot of information, so feel free to read this segment again. Wish I could provide you with more detailed information, but it just isn't possible in this short segment. Hope you enjoyed this segment on Dog Behavior, specifically on the topic of what is the best dog food, and hope you walked away with something of value. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Thank you so much for reading. I look forward to seeing you inside my next article. Please like, share, comment, and subscribe. Until next time. Bye Bye.
Do You Worry About Your Dog's Health and Dog Food Diet With the ongoing incidents of contaminated pet food, it's perfectly understandable for pet parents everywhere to be questioning their dog's diet and worry about what they are actually feeding their dog. For so long, pet parents just assumed that all dog foods were the same and surely the companies making them would only have their pet's best interest at heart. Unfortunately, we all lost our faith in most of the dog food companies with the breaking news of contaminated dog foods. If at some point you have: Questioned the quality of your dog food Wondered if the food you are serving is safe Considered changing foods to a better quality food Then you are definitely ready to evaluate your dog's diet and make a change. To many, attempting to make a change to their food can seem like a daunting task. With so many brands and varieties to choose from and misleading food labels that can seem impossible to interpret, many people just continue to avoid the process out of frustration. However,
your dog's overall health, quality of life and the length of their lifespan are all dependent on feeding them a quality dog food diet. Many pet parents fail to realize the huge impact their dog's diet has on their pet. The effects are wide ranging, starting with: Levels Can Be Poor With a Bad Diet Health Problems Like Kidney or Liver Failure and Cancer Behavioral Problems Such as Short Attention Span Arthritis and Joint Pain Weight Issues Lifespan, the Length of Their Life is Directly Affected By Their Diet Allergy Problems like Skin Flaking, Itching and Hotspots Overall Health and Appearance including a shiny coat and clear eyes Quality of Life is impacted By Low Energy, Nutritional Gaps and Illness These are just a few of potential health risks your dog faces when eating a poor quality diet. The good news is that you can improve your dog's health simply by learning how to choose a quality food with simple tools & information. By considering your dog's individual needs such as body weight, breed, genetics, age and their activity level, you can narrow quickly start to narrow down the proper food choices.
By using a step by step process, you can learn to easily interpret those misleading food labels and identify the hidden ingredient meanings. You'll need to use your dog's personal needs as discussed above to start determining the proper category of pet food. When you are considering a food for your dog, it's important to consider your own lifestyle in that choice. If you are a busy person with very little free time, then it's unlikely a homemade food diet would work well for you because you would lack preparation time. It's also important to consider the quality of the food. If the food is full of fillers and ingredients that are not whole meats for example, these should immediately be crossed off of your choices. You should also consider your budget when choosing a quality food. What can you reasonably afford to pay each month? Look for fresh ingredients such as fruits and vegetables. Avoid chemicals such as preservatives and dyes. When you are searching for a dog food, be sure to choose multiple possibilities. You will want to end up with 3 to 5 quality food options to provide both a change in variety and fill in nutritional gaps between foods. Try using a dog food comparison chart and a dog food ranking comparison worksheet once you have an idea of what you are looking for in a quality food. This can help you narrow down your choices and make ingredient and nutritional comparisons. By keeping it simple, you can learn to make an informed food choice for your precious pup. By choosing to be an informed pet parent, you
can improve your dog's quality of life, overall health and lifespan. All of which will give you: A Happy Healthy Dog More Years To Love Your Dog Lower Vet Bills These are just a few of the benefits of feeding your dog a quality food. Imagine the potential changes in your dog once they are eating a quality food. So give your dog a quality food and the healthy life they truly deserve and enjoy the benefits that come with being an informed pet parent. A few months ago I left the business world to pursue my passion of working with animals while trying to improve my health. To do this, I am using my 20+ years experience as a dog breeder and pet owner. I also worked for a well known veterinarian and national vet supply company for several years. I have a B.S. In Agriculture with an emphasis in Animal Science and Ag Business and I worked in the Agriculture Business Industry for over twenty years. So if you are interested in the details of how the right dog food, dog care and just good old fashioned love and affection can help your dog live a healthier and longer life
The Truth Behind Commercial Dog Food Dogs don't get to choose their own diet we do that for them. Our choice of food for our dog depends on our own education of what is best for our dogs, with our information predominantly gathered from TV commercials by pet food companies and vets who recommend certain products because of product alliance. These TV commercials on dog food fill your screen with plump chickens; fresh vegetables and a selection of grains and all show a happy, healthy dog on the advertisements. They are generally beautiful ads, emotional marketed to YOU. Dog food commercials are not for your dog, they are produced and marketed for you. Dogs are colour blind, so pet food manufacturers only change the colour and texture of dog food to make it look better to YOU, not your dog. I hope that in this article you discover some interesting pieces of information that you can put into play in the way you select the food for your dog and enlighten you as to how the pet food companies cater to you, alone, and not your dog. Dog food labels are intentionally made confusing so that pet owners don't realise that they're feeding their dog some awful, terrible, disgusting ingredients. Dog food companies heartlessly exploit loopholes which allows them to add a very cheap form of protein that has almost zero nutritional value to a dog instead of essential animal protein your dog needs to survive. Did you know that dog foods that claim to be come from bone, blood and animal fat are often derived from animals suffering from various ailments, and probably not the
best choice for your dog. These multi-billion dollar companies are actually allowed to mix in euthanized bodies of various animals into the food you might be buying for your dog. Would you eat meat that came from a euthanized animal? Didn't think so! So why should your dog be subjected to this? Dogs can have food allergies from commercial dog food which long term for your dog can make them very uncomfortable, sick and weak. These euthanized various animals found in dog food and the animal by-products commonly found can include feathers, hair, leather, gristle and fecal waste. Pretty disgusting isn't it? Dogs, being scavengers, also thrive on eggs, berries, fruit and the food that they might find in the preys stomach, such as grains and vegetable matter. But, in saying this, dog's bodies are unable to process whole vegetables. So with pet food companies ads showing plump chickens and whole vegetables it makes you wonder if they really know that much about a dogs nutritional needs and digestive system. Manufacturers are masters at getting a dog to eat something it would normally turn up its nose too. Do you know how they do this? Fat is sprayed directly on the morsels of food, and that is what you and your dog smell and think would taste wonderful - It's just an illusion. And those wonderfully shaped and coloured treats and morsels are not for your dogs benefit, they are for yours. Don't be fooled by pretty shapes and rainbow colours and smiling dogs on the packets - Its emotional marketing at its best. All your dog cares about is the way the food smells, tastes and all you should care about is that it is getting its nutritional needs.
Dogs, just like everyone else, have specific nutritional needs and they need proper vitamins and minerals every day. Low quality ingredients, excessive chemical additives, and poor labelling standards all result in problems for your companion pet, from skin allergies to cancer. Commercial pet foods and some pet food ingredients have been implicated in a number of diseases in companion animals. One potential problem with commercial pet food is pesticide residues, antibiotics, and mould contained in pet food ingredients and manufacturers will not disclose very much information about the sources of ingredients, how they are processed, their quality control standards, or, in some cases, even where the food is made. Doesn't that make you have some doubt as to how trustworthy a company is if it cannot even tell you those things? It makes me very doubtful! Think about this... have you ever seen your dog enjoy commercial dog food the way he/she enjoys a good meaty bone? I never have and I have had a lot of dogs in my lifetime and through my business care for all different breeds of dogs, sizes and ages. Do you know why? It is because bones are fresh meat, exactly as you purchase them is exactly what you give your dog. However, with commercial dog food some companies may list real meat as their number one ingredient, but they may actually have more fillers, which reduces the ratio of quality ingredients to useless ones. Ingredients, such as peanut hulls, are used for filler or fiber, and have no significant nutritional value. Because the ingredients they are using are not wholesome, their quality may be extremely variable, and the harsh manufacturing practices destroy many of the nutrients the food had to begin with.
Cereal grains are the primary ingredients in most commercial pet foods. These are often the result of an allergy or intolerance to pet food ingredients. And to top that off, sometimes a manufacturer may not have added any preservatives, but the meat or other ingredients may have had preservatives added to them by suppliers. So, by the time the food gets to your dogs plate the good quality that may have been slightly present in the beginning has disappeared. And not every batch of dog food is the same because meat by-products and meat and bone meals vary from batch to batch creating an unstable source of nutrition for pets. The multinational pet food companies have increased bulk-purchasing power; those that make human food products have a captive market in which to capitalize on their waste products, and pet food divisions have a more reliable capital base and, in many cases, a convenient source of ingredients. The ingredients listed on the label are very much less as to what is actually present in the food - they are tiny; and the items themselves are usually scraps and rejects from processors of human foods-certainly not the whole, fresh ingredients they want you to picture. The labeling of dog food is a confusing discussion to say the least and very much a tell half-truth scenario. Many label rules exist such as; the "Flavour" Rule that states that a food may be labelled as "Beef Flavoured Dog Food" even if it does not contain any beef, as long as the flavour is "sufficiently detectable. When a label reads "With Real Turkey," a consumer may assume that he is purchasing quality turkey dog food for his pet. If the label reads "Beef and Liver for Dogs," the food must contain a combined amount of beef and liver to total 95%,
and again there must be more beef since it is listed first. However, as I outlined above the amounts in there are based on tiny morsels and weight - weight is inclusive of water content too. Now, of course, not all pet food companies operate this way. Today there are a few all natural companies and dog diets on the market which pride themselves on human grade ingredients in their dog food, but remember the definition of "natural" is very broad, and allows for artificially processed ingredients that most of us would consider very unnatural indeed. You have to be very careful in your selection and educate yourself on the harmful ingredients and preservatives on the labels of these dog-canned foods. I always go by the rule that if there are no nutrients in the soil = no nutrients in the plants = no nutrients in the dog food and I cant imagine they would be getting their plant sources from the same crops as humans do. Quality dog food is crucial for your dogs well being as it is their one source of nutrition. Nutrition is defined as the organic process of nourishing or being nourished, the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and nutriment: a source of materials to nourish the body. The food your animal eats should provide all of the nutritional components that are necessary for all organs and systems of a healthy body to perform in harmonious unison. So, please when your searching through all the dog food at the supermarket, forget the ads and ignore the glossy pictures and fancy titles on the cans and packages and always look for natural organic dog food with" natural" preservatives. Given the high possibility that
your favourite pet foods may be slowly poisoning your dog, it's crucial that you find brands you can trust to be animal friendly and have natural ingredients and low additives and colouring. Many listed ingredients don't provide a significant health benefit and are really a marketing gimmick. Remember you are looking for ingredients that you recognize and you would eat. In fact, just as is true for humans, fresh foods can provide much better nutrition for pets than highly processed "fast foods. " The reality is that there are only two nutritional standards against which
growth/gestation/lactation)-everything else is marketing. Don't fall into the marketing trap and a side note, generally, the purchase price of pet food does not always determine whether a pet food is good or bad, the price is often a good indicator of quality. Dogs may not need the most expensive foods out there to survive... but they do need the correct nutritional value in their diet everyday.
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Published on May 23, 2017
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