With all the different brands of dog food on the market, it can be very confusing to know which one is the best for your beloved pooch.
Some brands urge the importance of proteins when others say that fat should be your main focus. Some think that fiber is the answer and some will push the idea of cereals.
But that’s not all! Age, size, health issues as well as breeds are also important factors to consider. And just like humans, not all dogs are the same.
Some like to eat once a day, others twice each day. Among those who eat once a day, they’re some who like to eat in the morning, and they’re some who like to eat at night. Also, not all dogs like the same foods.
Choosing the best dog food
The most important thing is to choose the best food for YOUR dog and avoid the ones that can be harmful to him/her. High-quality dog food is the way to go and most importantly, remember; DON’T give table scraps.
You can lose your marbles trying to choose between all the choices available on the market. Talk to your vet and ask for his/her advice. This way, you’ll know for sure which one is the most suitable for your furbaby.
Some meals prepared for us humans can be harmful to their health because they can cause obesity, among other things. But there are some “people foods” that are safe and surely good for them.
Do’s and don’ts of feeding your dog infographic
About a month ago, I received this great infographic which was created by the team over at the UK’s insurance company HelpuCover. They not only cover private possessions but also offer pet insurance.
The infographic below includes great information on the most toxic and the most beneficial foods you can give your dog, on the ideal weight for their size, and even some recipes for healthy homemade treats.
These homemade dog treats can be a great alternative to some of the store-bought dog treats. They’re very easy to make and contain only a few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
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|An infographic by the team at HelpuCover|
Herbs and spices for your dog – The good and the bad
Just like some fruits and vegetables are good and some are bad for your dog’s health, there are some herbs and spices that are not safe for them.
Especially if you’re making your own dog food, you have to learn about herbs and spices. But knowing which ones are safe and which ones are not can actually be tricky.
Just like vitamins and minerals, some herbs and spices can be really beneficial for your furry friend’s health and wellness.
I found this great article about 10 herbs and spices that are good for dogs and 10 that are bad for them. I’m sure that you will find it very interesting as well as informative.
Over to you
If you’re a furparent, which brand do you give to your dog? Do you give fruits and vegetables and/or homemade treats to them? And what about herbs and spices?
And if you’re not a furparent, what do you think of adding good “people foods” to your dog’s diet? Please, share your thoughts with us! Also, if you have recipes or tips, don’t hesitate to share them with the class!
P.S. Don’t forget, along with nutritious food and treats, always leave sufficient quantity of water available for your dog!