Dog owners typically spend more money on dog food, compare with any other pet related expense. Everyone knows food is the most important for our life. It is the same for dogs. Feeding our dogs with the right food is the most effective way to keep him healthy. Yet finding the right food is a big challenge. All of us know that good nutrition will keep our dogs away from disease and help them grow in a health way. But every dog has different nutritional requirement. There are lots of factors impact an individual dog’s ideal nutritional profile. For example, dogs in different size have different nutritional needs. A big size dog will need more energy than a small one. If we give the same dog food to a small one, it will cause some healthy problem for him, such as overweight problem probably. The first lesson for us is find the right formula that works well for our dogs. It may take us to make some research and trial.
There are several varieties of dog food. The market offers a huge number of dog food products such as dry dog food, canned dog food, kibble and dog treats. Some dog food firms produce so called natural foods. Some design special formulas for particular issues like overweight, digestive disorders or coat problems. Commercial dog foods can also be categorized by dog age, such as puppy dog food, adult dog food and senior dog food, even nursery dog food. There are also some homemade dog food like raw meat, bones, vegetables and fruits. To make the right decisions, it is necessary for us to know our owner dog’s nutritional needs. According to the personal needs, we can choose the right commercial dog food by reading the labels and checking the ingredient tables. For homemade dog food, it is a little bit hard for us to cook because we have to know the quality and quantity of different ingredients to meet our dog friends nutritional needs.