The Ultimate Dog Care Kit

Dry vs. Canned food

The-Ultimate-Dog-Care-Kit-250These types of food materials are different with different grades of liking by the dogs. Dogs like dry foods only if they are tasty only and however, on comparison, the dogs prefer only the canned food items. Reason for such preference by the dogs is that in case of canned food items, the moisture is about seventy to eighty per cent but in case of dry food, it is only about ten per cent.

However, if you view it in terms of nutrients, often the dry food contains nearly ninety per cent nutrients whereas the canned food items contain only less per cent of nutrients and most of the times. It is only soy products that are structured so well to look like meat pieces.

Hence, to make up the nutritional balance in the body systems, the dog has to eat more amounts of canned food materials than the dry food materials. Hence, just compare the cost factor related to this feature by you. Many dry food items are soybean and rice based.

Now some dry food items are based on corn. Sometimes, beef based or chicken based food items come in the cans along with mineral and vitamin supplements suited for the upkeep of the dog’s health status.

Larger dogs that weigh more than thirty pounds need to be fed with semi moist food items or dry food items in most of the occasions.

This is to satisfy the food receptors in the stomach. This is due to the fact that the larger dogs need to eat plenty of moist food or the canned food items to satisfy these criteria. But it may not be practically possible in these larger dogs. The small sized dogs may have a satisfactory level of nutrients if fed even the moist food items. However, the caloric density of the dry food should not be forgotten. Enriched dry food items are highly welcome ones than the non -enriched food items.

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Healthy Homemade Dog Food Recipes

What’s Wrong with Commercial Dog Food?

HomemadeDogFood (2)With the ever-growing uncertainty about what’s actually inside most commercial dog foods, it’s no wonder organic dog food is growing in popularity. The closed loop of so many dog food industry secrets is enough to make even the most trusting of people alarmed by what we’re actually feeding our beloved dogs.

In recent years, the dog food industry has improved labeling of ingredients being put into most commercial dog foods to some degree. Labels will tell you what percentage of the total product is protein, whether cereal, bran, grain, rice or vegetables have been added, and what additives and preservatives are in the can.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t always tell you what kind of meat is included in the meat section of the labeling. It may not even tell you clearly what kinds of fillers are used to bulk out the food inside the can. These can sometimes include cereals that may not always agree with a dog’s digestive system.

When you read the label, you should begin to realize that you could be feeding your dog a cocktail of chemicals, additives and preservatives designed to increase the shelf-life of the dog food product and enhance flavor and appearance. These extra chemicals are not designed to increase or enhance your dog’s life or health.

Even commercial kibble and dry dog food contains very high amounts of chemical preservatives, artificial colors and flavors and other additives.

The decision to feed your pet all-natural, home-made dog foods means you’re offering your dog the best chance of a healthy life. You dog will have a reduced risk of contracting many of the diseases directly linked to the addition of so many chemicals in commercial products.

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And here a
Simple Dog Food Recipe

Ingredients
2 pounds (approx 1 kg) minced chicken or dog mince
½ cup rice
1 cup macaroni
1 carrot
½ cup frozen peas
1 tablespoon gravy mix
5 cups water

In a soup pot or large saucepan, brown the chicken lightly. Add the water to the cooked chicken and break up the mince so it doesn’t form clumps. Add the rice and pasta. Chop the peas and carrots in a food processor so they’re in very small, easily digestible pieces and add them to the chicken. Boil the mixture until the rice and pasta are overcooked and have expanded significantly. Stir occasionally to stop the chicken from sticking to the bottom.

In a small cup or jug, mix the gravy mix and a little boiling water to form a smooth paste. Pour the gravy mix into the chicken and stir well.

Remove the mixture from the heat and pour into a sealable container. Allow to cool before serving. Serve with homemade dog kibble. This recipe will store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Dog Care Duty

What Is Needed To Take Care Of Your Best Friend

Dog-Care-Duty_S-e1447014879802Perhaps the first act of caring as an owner would be to provide the dog with a proper collar, preferably with the dog name and address clearly depicted on the collar. The collar chosen should be one that is safe and functional to ensure the dog is not undue stress when using it.

Bathing the dog regularly is also important. The frequency of the baths should be according to the lifestyle the dog keeps, and if unsure, the owner should seek the advice of a good vet. Bathing too frequently or infrequently enough, could have adverse results, such as skin problems, lack luster coat and hair fall or fur loss.

Designing a diet plan that is well rounded and complete is also another important point that should be looked into when trying to provide basic care for the dog. Improper diet plans can eventually end up costing the owner more, when there is a necessity to visit the vet often. A sick dog is often very unsetting and worrisome for the owner and certainly unpleasant for the dog too.

Providing the dog with the chance to exercise regularly is also another important basic requirement in caring for the pet. Without adequate exercise, the dog will not be able to have strong bones and a healthy body condition …

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Caring For Your Dog

CaringforYour-Dog_3DUnderstanding the ingredients of your dog’s food items is a must for the dog lovers or dog owners. Whenever you feed the dog with differentkinds of food items, you should always read the label and understand the contents about the dog feed types that are being used in such commercial preparations. You should understand the ingredients while buying food for your dog and also know what to look for.

Feed items include dry and fresh food. The fresh dog food that is
prepared in homes generally consists of ingredients like freshly cut chicken pieces in addition to the cranberry juices, blue-green algae, etc. If you come across any different kinds of preservatives and if the dog develops all of a sudden signs pertaining to the food allergy, suspect the unwanted ingredient in the feed items given. Similarly, understand about the moisture status. If the food item is having more moisture, then the dog may prefer this as well.

Beet pulp, pasta, Soy bean oil, wheat middlings, calcium carbonate, magnesium oxide, copper sulphate, iron sulphate, zinc oxide, choline chloride, etc. are often the ingredients in case of vegetarian based diet items offered to the pet animals like dogs.

Raw egg, chicken, beef, mutton, fish, quail etc. are often the preferred ingredients in case of dog diets that are prepared on the basis of the non-vegetarian items. Taurine is one of the essential ingredients for the dog’s nutrition. Like wise, in the case of dogs feed with frozen fish items, the vitamin called thiamine needs to be supplemented as an ingredient.

Many premium type of dog food preparations contain essential fatty acids, carbohydrates with adequate fiber contents, vitamins like A, D, E and B complex vitamins…

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