To insure good overall health for your dog takes a lot of thought and it’s very important to know what exact foods your dog needs. Below are a few helpful tips to feeding your pet:
Commercial canned and/or dried food is the most popular dog food. Just like human foods some are good some are bad. A common mistake to make is to just pick up a can with a dog on it and feed it to your pet, which is big no-no. Always look at he label, you may not get all the info but it’s a good start. Look for animal food approval such as the AAFCO and check the expiration date.
Good dog food will contain animal protein like lamb, beef or chicken listed at the top of the ingredients. Next look for preservatives which provide longer shelf life for foods. Try to aim for natural instead of synthetic preservatives whenever possible.
Home cooking your dog food is also a great way to feed your dog however just like feeding your dog left overs, which is another common method of nourishment, you have to be very aware and vigilant of what ingredients are in the foods and what ingredients your dog can eat.
These are basic tips that will help you but I always recommend talking with your veterinarian about what foods you are feeding your dog and get suggestions as to what, and how much to feed them.