What Our Dogs Need in Their Diet

01 August 2013 ~ 2 Comments

They say “We are what we eat”, and this is true for us, as well as for our dear pets. Feeding our fur-kids a well-balanced diet has lot of benefits for them. As their parents, we can easily control their well-being through a proper diet. A dog that gets a quality nutrition will have healthier weight, healthier teeth and even healthier coat and will shed less than a dog with a poor diet.

Below you can see the essential “ingredients” of a dog’s diet:

Protein is best when it is animal protein, because vegetable protein can be hard to digest. An adult dog needs at least 18% protein in his diet.

Fats & fatty acids are good for skin, coat and joints, and a dog needs at least 5% fat to be healthy.

Store-bought dog foods contain between 30 and 70% carbohydrates, and while I suggest a food with a lower amount of carbs in it, you should know that carbs are important for providing energy, and without carbs, our dogs’ bodies need to convert protein to glucose for energy.

Water is essential for us, it’s essential for our pets. Some of the benefits of water are: it keeps our pets hydrated, regulates body temperature and flushes away bacteria that cause UTI.

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