Best Dog Food Nutrition – Do you know what is in the dog food that you feed your pet? It’s very true that it is important to consider the ingredients in dog foods.
The food must consist of high quality protein. It must contain essential vitamins and minerals. Also important are high quality fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fruits and vegetables.
The food must not contain no artificial flavors and colorings, no corn or corn gluten, and no wheat or wheat gluten.
But there are other factors to consider in selecting the best dog food nutrition.
For example, how is the food cooked? Many cooking methods used today eliminate much of the nutritional value of the food.
How fresh is the food? As dog food ages, it loses its nutritional value. Many dog food brands found in grocery stores and pet specialty stores are several weeks and even many months old before being purchased by the consumer. It doesn’t matter how nutritious the food was at its inception. The older it gets, the less nutritious it is.
So it is important to find food that is very fresh.
There are other things that must be considered. Who makes the dog food? Do you trust them? I have bought my dog’s food, treats, and supplements from the same company for 7 years. He is extremely healthy. The company’s products have never been recalled.
There are other factors that go into selecting the best dog food nutrition. I don’t have room to go into all of them here. If you have further questions, please contact me with the personal information shown below.
I read an article on the best dog food nutrition. It is entitled “Do You Know What’s In Your Pet’s Food?“ The author is Kathy Adams. Here is a short quote:
Pet lovers all over the country have begun to really pay close attention to what they are feeding their pets now. Many of the most popular brands of food and treats contain some terrible things. Along with the most common ingredients that most pet owners are familiar with, wheat and soy, you will also find preservatives such as BHA and BHT. While these have gone through the review process required by the US Food and Drug Administration, the same chemical properties which make BHA and BHT excellent preservatives may also be implicated in health effects. Propyl Gallate is another preservative found in your pet’s food and treats. According to the International Journal of Toxicology, “animal toxicity studies indicate that Propyl Gallate was slightly toxic when ingested”. Even “slightly toxic” is too toxic for my pets.
Here is the complete article.
Another consideration is the status of the manufacturing facility. Is it USDA certified?
But here is something even more important. Is the facility APHIS (Animal Plant Health Inspection Service) certified? This certification allows pet products be sold on the international market. This includes the European market that has much higher requirements than those in the United States.
Scott and Trish Hubbard are long time pet lovers. For the last 40 years, dogs have been a major part of their family.
They have dedicated the last 7 years of their lives to finding the best products for pet health. You can reach them directly by calling toll-free 877-878-4036 or by emailing them at ScottHubbard@ProductsForPetHealth.com. For more information about the best dog food nutrition and other high quality, healthy pet products, you can visit our website at http://ProductsForPetHealth.com.