Dog Food Secrets 6 Dog Food Secrets To Increase Your Dogs Life by up to 134

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Dog Food Secrets 6 Dog Food Secrets To Increase Your Dogs Life by up to 134

by Jason Oh

With the recent recalls of commercial dog food, it is time to assess your dog's health. And if you consider your pet dog to be part of the family, then it is time to improve the health of your dog.

If you are not aware by now, most commercial dog food contains meat 'by products' which are often unwanted parts of an animal. What's left is the bones, tendons, cartilage, beaks, feet and innards.

Also, the cooking process used in pet foods KILLS off a vital component: enzymes.

Enzymes are necessary in the breaking down the food for digestion. And since it is 'cooked away', it adds the entire burden for digestion on your pet's pancreas to supply the enzymes necessary for breaking down nutrients for absorption!

No wonder the dog's are not living to their fullest potential.

If you want your dog to live longer, listed below are "Dog Food Secrets" to boost a dog's health-

1) A balanced proportion of nutrients that consists of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, healthy fats and minerals. These nutrients are essential for growth and development in a dog.

Too much or too little nutrients will harm a dog's health.

2) Protein is one of the most important nutrients, and a healthy dog diet must contain a minimum of 40% protein diet. The amino acid in protein is beneficial for muscle development and regulation of antibodies.

Meat, fish and soy beans are great sources of protein.

3) Carbohydrates is considered an energy component in a dog's diet. Sources of carbohydrates can be found in rice, oatmeal, corn, yams, sweet potatoes and wheat.

Brown rice is an excellent source of highly digestible carbohydrates dietary fiber that is gentle on the stomach.

A recommended range of 40-60% of carbohydrates are essential for your dog?s health.

However, too much carbohydrates is harmful to a dog's health, as excess carbohydrates will be stored as fat which leads to obesity and maldigestion, and other health problems.

4) Healthy animal fatty acids such as omega 3 and omega 6 is another requirement for a healthy dog food.

Omega-3 and omega 6 fatty acids promotes a healthy skin and shiny coat, and also reduces the likelihood of inflammation and blood clotting.

Sources of fatty acids can be found in vegetable oil, fish and meat.

5) Dogs requires good doses of vitamins and minerals; it is an absolute nutritional necessity for dogs.

Without sufficient vitamins and minerals, your dog's health will suffer and as a result will be vulnerable to a range of diseases.

Vitamins and minerals are good sources for muscle development and fighting diseases.

6) Like humans, dogs must drink plenty of water. Water not only helps to regulate a dog's body temperature, it is also beneficial for digestion and transportation of nutrients

A healthy dog food is necessary to maintain a dog's health and improving it.

At times, not knowing what to feed a dog can be difficult, but with the recent pet food recall it is more important than ever that the quality of food for a dog is paramount.

Dog Food Secrets has a list of homemade dog food recipes that is easy and simple to follow, and more importantly healthy for a dog. The fact is that the life span of your dog can be increased by up to 8 years just by changing and improving the diet of the food.

The above 6 Dog Food Secrets you should put into action now for your dog.

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