Toy Poodle nutrition - Tips for a healthier pet
Before bringing home your newly adopted Toy Poodle, do what every new owner should and educate yourself about Toy Poodle nutrition. Toy Poodles, like all dogs, need the right nutritional balance to thrive. So, if you want your dog to have a healthy, beautiful coat, bright, shiny eyes, and a fun and enthusiastic personality along with a strong immune system, learn what to feed him to keep him as healthy and lively as he can be.
One thing that may surprise you when looking to find good sources of nutrition for your pet is the inadequate amount of the nutrients necessary for good health contained in many commercial pet foods. Just look at the label on many of the commercial dog foods in the grocery store and you'll see the number of poor ingredients they contain.
Be careful of the "by-products" contained in some of your favorite dog food products. They could actually be things like feathers or hooves, or even fecal matter or meat considered unfit to be eaten by humans. These foods could also contain "fillers" which could be anything from hair to newspaper. Obviously, any of these could leave your pet vulnerable to any number of diseases and illnesses.
What type of food should your pet be given to maintain a healthy diet consisting of the proper Toy Poodle nutrition?
When you are shopping for dog food go with quality over price. There are many brand that you should consider such as Innova, Life's Abundance and Old Mother Hubbard. Good quality food will reduce the risk or health problems later in your pets life and increase your pets longevity and they will eat less of it so the added cost is balanced out.
It is important that you read the labels on commercial food. Meat should be the first or the second ingredient. Keep reading to see if there are any artificial preservatives, by-products or fillers. If you come across something that doesn't sound food related or even vaguely familiar, I suggest you find another food for your Poodle.
Want your poodle to get the very best nutrition? Let him eat what you eat! No, don't set a plate at the table for Fluffy when you make dinner, but instead of giving him packaged, preservative-laden kibble, tempt him with delicious light meats like turkey and chicken. Vegetables and starches are an important part of his diet as well -- add potatoes, brown rice, apples, eggs, carrots, and even cheese to your pet's bowl. These nutrient-rich foods aren't just better for your pet, they taste better too. While some advocates of "people food" diets for pets suggest that raw meat can be healthier for your dog, I disagree. Cook your pet's dinner to the same temperatures recommended for people in order to provide a safe meal that's also delicious.
Proper Toy Poodle nutrition is critical for your pets health. It helps protect and nourish his immune system, heart, lungs and eyes. It also keeps his hair, skin and everything else in great shape. Your pet is an important part of your household and deserves the same quality food as any other member of your family. After all, he's also your best friend!