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Dog Training and Canine Health : How to Read Dog Food Labels (Video)

The trick to reading dog food labels (or human food labels for that matter) is to realize that the ingredient listed first is the one that comprises the largest part of the food. So you can judge at a glance which is a good dog food and which is comprised mainly of fillers. Also look for healthy additives such as omega 3, beneficial for dogs and humans too.

To read dog food labels, find either a puppy food, adult food or senior food that is appropriate for the dog’s current stage in life, and find foods made with natural fish oils for brain development. Pay attention to the ingredients list when choosing a high-quality dog food withinformation from a professional certified dog trainer in this free video on dog care. Expert: Zephyr Clarke-Dolberg Contact: Bio: Zephyr Clarke-Dolberg is a certified professional dog trainer in Miami, Fla. Filmmaker: Paul Muller

Dog Food Recipes – What Is Healthy For My Dog?

In the last few years the pet food industry has been rocked by dog food scandals. Multiple commercial dog food products have been recalled due to the finding of unhealthy ingredients.

So what is the best dog food to give your dog?

Some commercial dog food products have been found to be so deficient in important nutrients that canines who rely on these long-term develop hypersensitivity to their environment!

Even worse, some of the ingredients still being put in certain pet foods were banned for consumption by humans many, many years ago!

That’s the reason why many dog owners are turning their back on commercial pet foods and making their own healthy dog food at home with natural dog food recipes.

As a responsible dog owner you also need to realize that there are many foods that humans eat that are dangerous to dogs. Here are several examples: onions, brocolli and raisins. There are many more and you need to know which foods to avoid and whether to avoid these completely or just keep the intake low.

The reason human foods are not always good is because dogs are very different to humans. Canines have simple stomachs and shorter digestive tracts for digesting meat. And unfortunately the cooking process used by commercial dog food companies kills off the enzymes that are needed by dogs to aid the digestion process.

One of the best favors you can do for your dog is to feed him foods that are natural for dogs to eat. In order to make natural dog food you will need two sets of information. Here is what you need to know.

1. A list of human foods that are not good for your dog. Some of these you should never, ever give to a dog. Others may be okay in smaller quantities.

2. A set of healthy dog food recipes so you can prepare healthy dog food at home.

Once you read and follow this information about the best dog food to feed your dog, it is quite possible your dog will live a long and happier life!

Do You Know Whats In Your Dog’s Dog Food?

Dog Eat Dog – What’s Inside The Food We Feed our Pets Dog Nutrition Information PET FOOD INGREDIENTS WE URGE EVERY PET OWNER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PET FOOD INGREDIENTS.SINCE MOST DOGS AND CATS ARE FED THE SAME DIET EVERY DAY FOR THEIR ENTIRE LIVES. UNLIKE PEOPLE, WHO EAT SOME “JUNK FOOD” BUT EAT MOSTLY HEALTHY FOOD, PETS THAT EAT POORLY MADE FOODS DAILY MAY SUFFER NEEDLESSLY FROM HEALTH PROBLEMS. To Learn more about reading dog food labels are preservative-free, VISIT EARL WOLFE’S WEBSITE AT:… There’s a retail boom going on in North America. While consumer spending is down in many areas, savvy companies have learned that there is very little the doting owner can deny their pet. The result is a virtual explosion of products, toys and pet foods. In fact, one of the most profitable items on the shelf at your local grocer’s is not steak .Feel the pain For the poor animals being tortured today!And step up for them!

Which Ingredance Looks Better A Or B For Dog Food?

(A) All Natural Ingredients
Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, White Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flax Seed, Sun Cured Alfalfa Meal, Sunflower Oil, Chicken, Lecithin, Monocalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Linoleic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Sage Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (source of Vitamin E), Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (source of B2), Beta Carotene, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, D-Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Dried Papaya, Vitamin B12 Supplement.
(B) Alfalfa
Alfalfa is one of the most nutritionally complete foods, providing nutrients needed by dogs to sustain wellbeing. The green leaves of the alfalfa plant are an excellent source of digestible soluble fiber and chlorophyll. Alfalfa has also been shown to be a source of protein and rich source of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, iron, and zinc. It also contains the entire spectrum of known vitamins including Vitamin A (Beta Carotene), Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Niacin, Biotin, Choline, Pantothenic acid, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Tocopherols), and Vitamin K.
Antioxidants are a necessity to every diet, including your dogs. Antioxidants are powerful compounds that neutralize free radicals – natural substances produced by the body as it ages – to help your dog maintain a healthy, active life. Dogs naturally produce their own antioxidant Vitamin C, but other antioxidant nutrients such as Vitamin E, Beta Carotene, and the trace mineral Selenium must be consumed in their daily diets. The best food sources of antioxidant nutrients are fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains – all foods most dogs like but don’t regularly get to eat.
This is why we included lots of antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables in Life’s Abundance®, something most pet food manufacturers don’t do. It’s also why we made the healthy decision to enhance our food with a patented grapeseed extract. The all-natural, red grape seed extract used in our food is rich in powerful plant-based antioxidants called proanthocyanidins. Some of these proanthocyanidins, most notably oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), are very powerful antioxidants – many times more potent than Vitamins E, C and Beta-Carotene.
Apples provide a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, and Folate which help protect cells and keep them healthy. Apples are also loaded with Quercetin, a powerful antioxidant that may be a major reason why the old saying about eating “an apple a day” has been associated with good health.
Bacteria Cultures:
Life’s Abundance® contains a source of live (viable) naturally occurring microorganisms. Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Lactobacillus Casei, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum and Enterococcus Faecium are specially selected active cultures provided by Life’s Abundance® to help maintain a healthy immune and digestive function. They are specially processed to remain active even after cooking and are guaranteed to be in every serving of Life’s Abundance® your dog enjoys!
Brewer’s Dried Yeast
Brewer’s dried yeast is loaded with highly digestible protein with an exceptional amino acid balance and contains an abundance of natural minerals and vitamins, especially B Complex Vitamins (except B12). Brewer’s dried yeast helps the digestive system work at peak efficiency, allowing your pet to get even more nutrition from our wholesome foods.
Carrots are bursting with beta-carotene (or Vitamin A), a powerful antioxidant that helps to keep your dog’s skin and eyesight healthy. Carrots also contain Vitamins C, D, E, and K, Riboflavin, Niacin, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Sodium, and Iron.
Catfish Meal
Our top quality fish meal is made by drying the freshest catfish at a low temperature, creating a concentrated, highly-digestible protein source. In addition to being an excellent source of protein, catfish meal provides natural DHA and EPA, the most important of all the Omega-3 fatty acids. Vital for a strong healthy heart and central nervous system, DHA and EPA can also help promote healthy skin and a shiny coat.
Celery is packed with beneficial fiber, Potassium and Vitamin C to help your dog maintain good health. It also contains some Vitamin A, Calcium, and the antioxidants Lutein and Zeaxanthin.
Chicken Fat
Chicken fat is a high quality fat source rich in Omega-6 fatty acids for outstanding skin and coat condition. In addition to providing essential fatty acids, it is more digestible than most fats and provides a superior long term energy source. The chicken fat used in Life’s Abundance® foods is naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols (a source of natural Vitamin E) to maintain freshness.
Chicken Meal, the FIRST ingredient in Life’s Abundance®.
Meat is the most natural source of protein for dogs and contains the amino acids most important to pet health. With chicken meal as our first ingredient, you can be assured that not only does your dog get a generous portion of real chicken, but also a superior balance of amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals for muscle development, energy and healthy organs. We use only naturally grown chicken for our chicken meal – every batch is made using a slow roasting method that allows the fat and water to be released as the chicken cooks, creating a concentrated, highly-digestible protein and fat source.
Dried Beet Pulp (sugar removed)
Beet Pulp is the vegetable matter that remains after sugar is extracted from sliced grey sugar beets. It is an excellent source of soluble fiber and helps to maintain a healthy digestive tract and promote normal stools.
Eggs are one of nature’s most nutrient dense foods and play an important part of a balanced diet. They are considered a complete protein source providing essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals (Vitamins A, B, E, K, Biotin, and Sulfur) that can make a significant contribution to healthy growth and muscle development. Eggs also provide healthy fats such as Omega-6 for healthy skin and coat.
Flax Seed Meal
Flax seed meal is the richest plant source of antioxidant lignans and Omega-3 fatty acids that both help support an active immune system. The high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in flax seed meal also help promote healthy skin and a shiny coat. Flax seed meal also has a very high level of highly digestible protein and essential amino acids needed to keep dogs fit and healthy. In addition, flax seed meal contains high amounts of fiber (aids in digestion), Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6 and is extremely high in the minerals Potassium, Calcium and Phosphorus.
Ground Brown Rice
Brown rice is natural whole grain rice that provides fiber as well as valuable quantities of minerals and essential B vitamins. It is highly digestible and an excellent high quality complex carbohydrate source for energy and fiber for colon health.
Potatoes are a real energy provider for your dog as they provide an excellent source of highly digestible complex carbohydrates. They contain an abundance of potassium and magnesium, minerals required for healthy muscles and a strong heart. Potatoes are also a good source of Vitamin C.
Proteinated Mineral Package:
(Copper Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, and Zinc Proteinate)
Proteinated minerals are organic minerals complexed with natural protein amino acids. By acting like a protein they offer better absorption, resulting in more efficient use of the regular trace minerals.
Spinach is packed with vitamins and minerals, particularly Folate, Vitamin K, Magnesium, Iron and Manganese. It is exceptionally rich in Beta Carotene and Lutein which keep your dog’s eyesight healthy and also Quercetin, a ‘phytochemical’ with antioxidant properties.