Proper nutrition for any dog is important, but making sure that you have the right dog food for puppies is even more critical. After all, you want the healthiest dog possible for many years to come, right?
There are few things more exciting in a families life than bringing home that new puppy. But, how much do you really know about feeding him or her properly? These little guys, in some cases not so little, are looking to us to provide a healthy and happy environment that includes wholesome foods.
Unfortunately, for new owners as well as prior, experienced owners, there is a problem in the equation. The problem is that the information that we get as consumers isn’t complete. We don’t know all of the things that are in the food that is offered on the store shelves.
And, this ignorance is killing our best friends. Sometimes in very short order. At the very least the poor quality of the dog food that we have available to is shortening the lives of our canine companions. How much shorter? By some conservative estimates 8.3 years shorter. Others say longer still.
The problem comes in the form of very lax labeling laws that allow manufacturers to have almost anything in their food. Essentially, the law says that the label need only include ingredients that have been added in the plant, not anything that about substances from prior. Considering the sources of dog food, this is frightening. Dog food plants commonly use other euthanized dogs as part of the food. That means that the chemicals used to kill them is in the food too. Makes your head swim just trying to get your thoughts around that one.
But, you don’t have to sit still for having your new puppies life cut short by improper foods. You can do something about it if you desire. By using simple tips that explain what to avoid and what is healthiest for your dog, you can avoid the tragedy that others have faced in having to euthanize this valued member of the family.