dog food

I just recently adopted a dog that is a mix of rot, shepherd and boxer, she is roughly 3 or 4 years old and she is roughly 64 lbs. What is a good dry food too feed her, and i have been feeding her pedigree dog food and was told that food is not good for her.






Thanks for your question. Feeding your large dog a healthy diet is important. I do have some recommendations for you.

There are basically three types of dog food...

- economically priced food sold by mass marketing retailers and made with low quality ingredients that are not easily digested and low in nutrition with chemical additives that can be harmful to your dog

- name brands that are found in grocery stores and pet stores like the one you are now feeding your dog which is a step up from the less expensive ones but will contain chemical preservatives and additives and they will not include many of the nutritional ingredients your pet needs for good heath

The above two food categories quite often are high in sugar.

- newest to the pet food market is healthy natural dog food that contain higher quality ingredients and natural preservatives. More and more pet owners are realizing the benefits of a quality dog food.

The benefits of a natural food diet with optimal nutrition are overall body condition, healthier skin and coat, better muscle tone, stronger immune system and more energy. This means your dog will be healthier and enjoy a longer life.

The best way to find a quality dog food is to read the ingredients on the label. This is what to look for...

- fresh, wholesome protein and this should be included in the first two ingredients - meat, poultry and fish (not meat by products). This will help your dog build muscles

- whole grains and rice for energy

- fruits and vegetables or for a fiber source which will help with elimination and bowel function

- natural fats like olive oil, sunflower oil, flax and fish oils, for healthy skin and coat

- natural preservatives - Vitamin E, mixed tocopherols and citric acid

May also contain pro-biotics for digestion, antioxidants for the body defenses and vitamins and minerals for optimal health.

Some healthy foods are nutritional blends without meat that you can mix with meat that you have prepared specially for your dog or have left over from your family meal.

The cost of a healthy diet will be slightly higher, but ultimately the value is good, your pet will often require less to meet her nutritional needs.

What it should not Include...

- hormones

- artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors

- meat by-products

When choosing a food take into consideration your dogs...

- age

- allergies

- preference

- your budget

"Natural Pet" is a great place for healthy dog foods. You will find a great variety of "healthy natural dry dog food" to suit your pet's needs.
Solid Gold WolfKing Bison Dry Dog Food
is one I would recommend for your large breed dog - please scroll down and read the reviews on the page. You will also notice the ingredients are listed for all the dog foods.

Innova Large Breed Dry Dog Food"
is another one you may want to consider.

View All Natural Dog Food

I hope this has been helpful.

Donna - dog-beds-n-beyond.com

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thank you Donna i am a dog owner for the first time and your information was very helpful

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by: Donna - dog-beds-n-beyond.com

Hi,

The benefits of a natural food diet with optimal nutrition are overall body condition, healthier skin and coat, better muscle tone, stronger immune system and more energy. This means your dog will be healthier and enjoy a longer life.

The best way to find a quality dog food is to read the ingredients on the label. This is what to look for...

- fresh, wholesome protein and this should be included in the first two ingredients - meat, poultry and fish (not meat by products). This will help your dog build muscles

- whole grains and rice for energy

- fruits and vegetables or for a fiber source which will help with elimination and bowel function

- natural fats like olive oil, sunflower oil, flax and fish oils, for healthy skin and coat

- natural preservatives - Vitamin E, mixed tocopherols and citric acid

May also contain pro-biotics for digestion, antioxidants for the body defenses and vitamins and minerals for optimal health.

Some healthy foods are nutritional blends without meat that you can mix with meat that you have prepared specially for your dog or have left over from your family meal.

The cost of a healthy diet will be slightly higher, but ultimately the value is good, your pet will often require less to meet her nutritional needs.

What it should not Include...

- hormones

- artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors

- meat by-products

When choosing a food take into consideration your dogs...

- age

- allergies

- preference

- your budget

"Natural Pet" is a great place for healthy dog foods. You will find a great variety of "healthy natural dry dog food" to suit your pet's needs. Solid Gold WolfKing Bison Dry Dog Food is one I would recommend for your large breed dog - please scroll down and read the reviews on the page. You will also notice the ingredients are listed for all the dog foods.
Innova Large Breed Dry Dog Food" is another one you may want to consider.

View All Natural Dog Food

I hope this has been helpful.

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