Why are dog food ingredients lists so hard to figure out? It's like some secret language. But you need to learn to translate your ingredients in your dog food. If you don't, you could be feeding your best friend food that prevents optimal health and even causes some health problems down the road.  Sometimes is seems like you need a degree to figure out all the ingredients in your dog food. What do all these terms mean? The dog food companies basically tell you not to worry about it - they will take care of your beloved pet. But consumers got a terrible wake-call with the massive pet food recalls over the last few years. They may know what is best for our dogs, but that is not what they are giving us. Thankfully, more organic and all-natural pet foods have been springing up, giving us healthier dog food choices.

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If left untreated, diabetes and dogs can be potentially fatal. Diabetes mellitus and inhibits the body's natural ability to control blood sugar levels. Through diet, medication, and exercise, the dog owner can manage the dog's diabetes. Diet and exercise are essential components of the management of diabetes in dogs. If the diabetes is managed effectively, the dog can continue to live an active lifestyle for a relatively long time.

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Do dogs need vitamins? They might. Just like humans don’t always eat right or get the proper amount of exercise, our pets are in the same condition. Fido could benefit from taking vitamins to enhance his health and expand his life expectancy. But what vitamins should dogs take and why?

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Active dogs need a more comprehensive diet than other kinds of dogs.  Dogs that work in law enforcement and search and rescue missions, as well as dogs that participate in agility competitions are examples of dogs with a very active lifestyle. Active dogs that participate in tracking, hunting, detection, managing livestock, police work, search and rescue, and competition at a low to moderate intensity level have different nutritional requirements than typical a household pet.  

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There has been an increasing number of concerns and criticisms over a good number of commercially sold dog food. Because of such, many people have turned to feed their pet with natural dog food. In this writing, I am about to show you some important tips in choosing natural food for your dog.

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Many of the dog food recipes found on the Internet look good, but they often don't have the nutritional requirements for your dog. Experts agree that a homemade dog food diet is better for your dog, but before you look for dog food recipes you need to educate yourself on the subject.

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