Expert Advice For Your Dog's Health...

Natural Dog Food

Looking for the best natural dog food? Here are 6 tips to help you find the best natural dog food for your pet.

1. READ the labels and especially pay attention to the first 5-7 ingredients on the list. These ingredients make up the majority of the the food. These ingredients need to be whole foods and preferably more protein than grains.

2. Stay away from any dog food that uses the word "by products". Some commercial pet food companies advertise" natural dog food" and use "by products". For example, rather than using whole chicken, they have substituted by products like chicken heads, feet, and intestines. These by products are indeed "natural" but they are not good for your dog.

3. Stay away from dog foods that have corn, wheat gluten, dairy and soy in them. Soy has been associated with bloating and gas in dogs. Wheat and corn have been associated with allergies in dogs.

4. Look for a natural dog food that is additive and preservative free. Stay away from any so called "natural" dog food that contains BHA or BHT. These are chemical preservatives that are not good for your dog.

5. Look for a natural dog food that has been fortified with vitamins and minerals. Dogs need vitamin and mineral supplementation too. This will help to strengthen their immune system.

6. Does the natural dog food have probiotics in it? Probiotics are the friendly bacteria that you also find in yogurt. These "good" bacteria help with digestion and nutrient absorption in your dog.

Did you know that dogs fed a high quality dog food live on average 5 or more years longer than dogs fed lesser-quality food?

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1 comment:

Lee Cullens said...

There is a lot of confusion about a species appropriate diet for dogs.
The “why” is that we have crossed the line between science and prolific
industry propaganda. Since the 1950s vast sums of money have been
poured into shaping public perception because the profits are enormous.
Not to mention that “we the people” have a tendency towards
anthropomorphism, and convenience is a driving force.

For unbiased scientific information see the “Ol’ Shep’s Plight: Diet”
article at:

There is also a “lighter” fabricated “Dr. P. Kibble Interview.”

My best to you and yours,
Lee C