It is often confusing when you go to buy dog food to try to identify what is important on the label and why some foods are priced so much higher or so much lower than the rest. It is important to buy a good quality food that meets your dog’s needs, but the quality of the food is not always guaranteed by the price. Many of the very high priced dog foods or “gourmet” foods are no more nutritionally balanced than the premium foods offered by large or small dog food companies.
Unless you have been living in space for the past decades, you should know that it is not difficult to find artificial coloring, artificial flavorings, and sweeteners ingredients listed in most of the package food that we human beings eat today.
Biologically Appropriate Raw Food, BARF, is a type of diet that focuses on raw meat and bone feeding to provide the necessary nutrition needed by a dog. Also known as the Bones And Raw Food Diet, and the Born Again Raw Food diet, BARF diet is picking up and getting more popular lately.
Gone are the days when dogs were fed scraps, or fended for themselves in the wild. Dogs have come a long way where food is concerned. These days, owners feed them anything from fresh prime steak to standard dog foods, with the addition of bones, dog chocolate drops, chunky chews and dog biscuits. Suddenly, a dog’s life doesn’t sound all too bad!
There is an increasing concern among dog owners to put their dogs on a healthier diet program because of obesity issue, and many reports, which suggest that commercial dog food, are unhealthy for dogs. Nevertheless, this good intention is usually not accomplish with the right action and many of these dog diet programs started by the owners simply fail to realize them. These dog diet program fail primary because dog owners do not follow them strictly.
After hearing so much about the benefits and advantages of dogs feeding on a natural diet, you know it is best for your dog’s health and you have just convinced yourself to change your dog’s diet to a more natural and healthier one. Unfortunately, changing your dog's diet is not as easy as that, there are many more things for you to consider.