good dog food

How to Feed Your Dog a Balanced Diet {Video}

A good dog food must contain enough protein for optimal nutrition. Dry food is a better option but your dog should enjoy what he’s eating

Feeding a dog a balanced diet requires finding a good dry dog food that is at least 30 percent protein that the dog really enjoys. Feed a dog twice a day, using portion control for dogs who over-eat, with tips from a certified dog trainer in this free video on pet care. Expert: James Pakman Contact: Bio: James Pakman is a professional, certified dog trainer who has been working at Sycamore Stables horse and dog facility in Amherst, Mass. for several years. Filmmaker: David Pakman

The Best Dog Food in The World

Visit Author of “Real Food For Dogs” Dan Scott, talks about which is the best dog food to feed your pet and why.

Buy The Best Dog Food Your Budget Will Allow

Most people believe that feeding their dog is the easiest part of owning it. However, this is not necessarily true.You need to pay close attention to both the quality of food you provide and the quantities provided.It is very important to carefully check the ingredients on the bag when looking for the best dog food on the market. Unfortunately, numerous pet owners choose to compare price tags instead.If you want your dog to have a glossy coat, bright eyes, energy and good overall health then a good quality dog food is essential.

It is easy to discover the ingredients used in your dog’s food – simply read the packaging. Manufacturers have to show you the ingredients by law.It is widely acknowledged that dog’s are not vegetarian and they prefer to eat meat in their diet.With this in mind you need to find a dog food where the very first ingredient is meat, whether this is chicken, beef, lamb, pork etc.

At the bottom end of the price scale many cheap dog food products will only contain meat by-products. These should be avoided as they offer little nutritional value.Dog food containing soya should also be avoided as research shows that an increasing number of dogs are allergic or intolerant to it.There are now specialist dog foods available that in addition to providing a nutritionally balanced meal can also improve certain aspects of the animals physical well-being.The variety of specialist dog food is growing and there are foods which can for example help to clean your dog’s teeth whilst she chews, or food ideal for dogs with sensitive skin.

Oils also form an essential part of a dogs diet and oils containing Omega 6 and 3 can help to boost your dogs health and skin quality.

To see an increase in your pet’s energy level, choose foods that are high in proteins and carbohydrates. This is extremely important if you own a working dog that burns many calories each day.Remember though that as your dog becomes older and less active her diet will need adjusting as she will require a lower calorie intake.Many dog oweners prefer to buy canned dog food. This is a good option but you need to check that the main ingredient listed is not water.

You will find that many of the cheaper dog food products sold in a can contain water as the main ingredient and this is due to cutting costs.A diet based on canned, wet food should be supplemented with a daily dry snack which your dog can chew on, such as a bone or chewy stick.Research is showing that a good quality dog food packed full of the right ingredients provides enormous boost to your pets overall health and appearance.The ticket price of premium dog foods is generally higher but portion sizes are usually smaller, so the cost per bowl will often work out the same as a cheap supermarket type feed.

Liver Supplies Vitamins And Minerals Vital To Dog Nutrition


Milk and cheese are probably the only important sources of calcium and phosphorus among the foods that are not fed as much as they should to dogs, especially as sources of these minerals. Magnesium is found in nuts and beans, potassium in almost any natural ingredient. Most trace minerals in a natural diet are derived from the natural ingredients providing good dog nutrition.

Liver: Newborn puppies, dying from the ”failing puppy syndrome”, have a tablespoonful of chopped liver added to their mother’s diet. Overnight, the pups snap out of it and start gaining again. Orphan puppies, stunted because their formula is inadequate lacking from the right dog nutrition, have a little liver puree added to that formula and those same puppies suddenly begin to grow and gain weight.Liver is one of natures pick me ups.

A young adult male, starting his second year at stud is listless, uninterested, and underweight. A daily teaspoon of raw liver returns the stud to his original luster and aggressiveness. A dog struck by an automobile fails to respond even though surgery has successfully corrected its injuries. About a week after the operation a tablespoonful of liver is prescribed three times weekly. By the end of the third week all of the dog’s lost weight has been regained and healing of the external wounds appears complete, again natures way of supplying dog nutrition.

All of the dogs described above had one thing in common; liver was added to their diet. Perhaps liver should be called a “miracle” food rattler than a mystery food. But whatever you call it, the recoveries described were the results of liver, and whatever it is that enables liver to produce such ‘miracles’ remains a mystery.

For years veterinary nutritionists have referred to the ‘unidentified liver fractions’ and their seemingly miraculous effects. Whatever it is in liver, known or unknown, few canine nutritionists deny that liver does something special when it comes to dog food. If there is one single food that every dog should have in its diet, that food would have to be liver.

John Mailer has written many articles about dogs and puppies and how to train and look after them. His main business is as an internet marketer.