Nutrition

Canine Nutrition

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This complete guide enables owners to help their dogs be the healthiest ever through proper nutrition. The author teaches owners how to interpret dog food labels to enable them to make informed decisions. He also offers extensive chapters on such important subjects as allocating treats and table scraps, deciding whether supplementation is necessary, and feeding dogs through different life stages and with various medical conditions…. More >>

Canine Nutrition

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How to make sure your dog nutrition is healthy

In the market place today there is quality pet food for dogs, produced with dog nutrition in mind. They offer high quality ingredients which have been researched and manufactured to keep a dog in good dog health.

At Hills Pets UK, we have a track record of providing quality dog food. We are passionate about our products and make sure that they do not include ingredients that could lead to obesity, excess intestinal gas and irregular bowel movements.

Fresh food for good dog health is best. It would not be practical to purchase the largest bag of dog food available if it has an expiry date of six months and if your pet is a Chihuahua.

We do recommend your dog food be kept in a cool place with the top of the packet rolled over to ensure none of the dog food is wasted.

A portion size that you give to your dog may depend on the breed. Do not feed your dog excessive quantities of food as too much dog food is bad for dog health. This is even the case if the additional food is very healthy in itself. Obesity is bad for your dog and can impact negatively on longevity.

Other illnesses that can affect your dog and their dog health that are connected to excessive feeding are bloat (a life-threatening condition) and gastrointestinal upset.

Small puppy dogs and very active dogs can suffer from low blood sugar if they are not fed the correct dog nutrition in the form of small meals given frequently through the day. Kibble food for a dog stops build up of tartar on a dog’s teeth which could affect a sensitive digestive system.

Discard any uneaten dog food and replace old water left in a dog bowl with fresh water every day. Fresh water is an absolute imperative for good dog health.

The Article is written by hillspet.co.uk providing Dog Health and Dog Nutrition Products. Visit http://www.hillspet.co.uk for more information on hillspet.co.uk Products & Services .

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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.

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Feeding Your Growing Puppy The Right Dog Nutrition

After a puppy has been weaned, he can begin to learn how to handle and digest different types of new dog foods. During the next 12 to 18 months of his life, he will continue to learn how to cope with the variety of new dog foods he eats. For the first six to eight months of that period the puppy will be both growing and using nutrients and energy at an incredible rate. If a dog food contains ingredients to which a puppy is not used to or nutrients that are difficult to digest, he may be unable to obtain enough dog nutrition and energy to sustain his rapid growth. In such cases the puppies are usually stunted.

In addition,dog foods containing too many ingredients which the puppy has not yet learned to digest can cause another problem called “hurry diarrhea”. When a dog owner gets in too big a hurry to feed adult dog food to a puppy, excessive amounts of indigestible materials are usually introduced into the puppy’s digestive tract. These materials irritate the sensitive intestine of the inexperienced puppy and produce diarrhea.

Good dog nutrition is key to formulating a suitable diet for a puppy and is one of the most important steps in starting a dog’s life. The only source of nourishment a rapidly growing puppy receives comes exclusively from what his owner provides him. His health and growth will be a reflection of how well the owner is doing his job. If you provide your pet with poor dog food materials during this building period your puppy will be destined to poor health for the rest of it’s life.

A growing puppy needs twice as much energy and nutrients as an adult dog. Simply feeding him twice as much as an adult dog  is not enough, however. The energy and nutrients must be in a form that is digestible by the puppy’s inexperienced and sensitive digestive tract. However, as the puppy grows older, the diet can include dog foods that are more and more difficult for a dog to digest. Continue to feed your growing puppy the same dog food that was used to wean him, but gradually add additional foods to train the puppy’s inexperienced digestive system. Just as the food fed to an adult is not suitable for a puppy, puppy food is not suitable for an adult dog.

By the time a puppy has reached maturity, his digestive system should be thoroughly trained to handle all of the foods it will be fed during his adult life. Generally, canned and soft-moist foods contain ingredients of higher digestibility than dry dog food. Canned dog foods are usually more suitable to feed to growing puppies than soft-moist dog foods. There are always exceptions, however, a few dry dog foods contain excellent dog nutrition which are easily digestible. are much better for feeding fast growing puppies than numerous canned dog foods containing poorly digestible nutrients.

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

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