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BenefulWetDogFo   , 26

from Perth


Canned Dog Food - Which are the Benefits and What is the negative effects?

Have you been thinking about adding canned pet food to your dog's diet but every time you pick up a can, the mind has a complete meltdown at the idea of trying to decipher the knowledge on the label? Well, don't give up, because reading and understanding those labels are an important step in making sure your feeding your puppy right and with a little help you can get the hang of the labels and find the advantages of feeding canned dog food to your dog very quickly.Beneful Wet Dog Food

Feeding canned dog food can certainly have it's good things about your dog's health nevertheless it can also have a downside depending on your dog's personal needs. One of the primary considerations is needless to say taste. If you have a picky eater, canned food is a definite plus since it is generally very tasty. It may also hold health benefits for those who have a dog that is struggling with kidney issues because canned pet food is high in water content, so it will help your dog go to the bathroom more frequently. Along the same lines, it's easily eaten since it is soft and it's easy on the stomach for those with digestion issues.Purina Beneful

About the downside, one of the main problems with canned food lies with having a larger dog breed. If you dog requires a large quantity of food/calories each day, the quantity of canned food required to meet that need is going to be large and expensive over a dry dog food diet. It's also important to note that dog's that don't have any dry pet food or chew bones within their diet are going to need regular dental hygiene because their teeth are not getting cleaned properly with hard foods. It is also possible that too much wet commercial dog food can disagree together with your dog's tummy and cause diarrhea.

When you have considered the basic considerations of feeding your dog canned dog food, you have to think about the actual ingredients of different wet dog food brands. This really is going to require you to perform some label reading. This is easier than you imagine if you know what to look for. In the first place, identify a food that is formulated for your dog in accordance with life stage or size in line with the label.

Then you should start to look for a protein source or meat on the list of ingredients. Your meat source should always be one of the first three ingredients on the list because ingredients are listed according to weight, largest being first, so that you will want your meat source being at the top. You should know that if you have a fresh ingredient like chicken as the first ingredient it doesn't always mean that there's a great deal of chicken in the can. What happens is, there's a great deal of water in fresh chicken, this will cause the weight of the chicken to move up. However, if the first ingredient listed is chicken meal, you already know that the dog food includes a large amount of it.

When looking for your meat source, ensure it's a whole meat source, not a mystery meat. Here are some of the statements that are used on dog food labels which can be misleading:

 With Chicken Flavor - Flavor is detectable but doesn't have to have any actual Chicken meant contained in the product
 With Salmon - The merchandise contains at least 3% salmon. When you buy a product that says "now with real beef" it could only have 3% real beef within it!
 Beef Dinner - The product must contain at least 25% Beef.
 Liver For Dogs - A minimum of 95% of the product must be liver or 70% including water

After you check out your meat/protein source, you have to make sure the dog food has got the other basic nutritional needs including carbohydrates. The five basics of these energy requirements are protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals.

 Protein - Usually Meat - Ought to be approximately 20% of the diet
 Carbohydrates - Rice, Corn, Wheat, Soy Needs to be approximately 50% of diet
 Fats Approximately 9-15%
 Vitamins - A, B, C, D, E & K Complexes.
 Minerals - Calcium, Potassium, Sodium & Magnesium & Other Trace Elements

Deciding to feed your dog a whole canned dog food diet is definitely something you should research and discuss with your vet before beginning. Many dog professional suggest feeding both a dry commercial dog food and canned food diet together to supplement one another. The important part is always to make sure you are feeding quality commercial dog food products and reading your dog food labels because feeding your pet healthy will ensure which they live a quality life and live a longer lifespan.