The Importance of Your Dog’s Diet
You wouldn’t feed your child fast food three meals a day, seven days a week. Your dog shouldn’t be any different. Paying close attention to what type of food you are feeding can contribute to a quality, happy life for your pooch. Use the following guidelines when selecting your dog’s dinner:
- Make sure to select a food that is appropriate for your pet’s size and lifestage. A diet designed for an adult Yorkie is not likely to be adequate for a Great Dane puppy.
- Look for quality ingredients. A good food will have a recognizable protein source as its first ingredient. Some people prefer not to feed animal by-products. Be sure to read the ingredient list thoroughly. If you choose to avoid synthetic preservatives for your pet, be aware that these preparations may spoil more quickly and feed accordingly.
- Check to be sure that the manufacturer’s contact information is readily available.