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.