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Doggie Diet Tips
Doggie Diet Tips, Although it was once common practice to feed dogs whatever scrapes came from the dinner table, today we realize that there is much more to feeding an animal than we thought.  It is important to give them foods that will provide them with a healthy life and a long one too.  In fact, there are a number of researchers who dedicate their lives to understanding just what your pet should and shouldn’t eat.  You can bank on what they have found that should be in your dog’s diet.

It is important to provide your animal with the right type of food.  That means that you should give her food that is right for the dog’s age and activity levels and that is right for her size as well as her health.  You’ll find a wide selection of products to choose from in your pet store.  It is wise to purchase the best quality of food for your pet that you can afford to buy.  Realize that if you purchase poor quality food for your animal, his health can be lacking.

Your pet’s diet should include some dry food because the crunch will help to keep her teeth clean and it will also help with gum health.  It provides the fiber in your dog’s diet that is necessary.  You can use wet food, but don’t give them too much of it.  For example, pour some over your dog’s dry food instead of giving them the whole can.  If you are interested in providing your pet with home made foods, find dog specific recipes throughout the web to use.  It is important not to give your dog leftovers from your meal though.  You need the food to provide nutrition to your dog based on his needs.  Things like fats, and fillers in human food, as well as spices, can make a dog sick.

As a puppy, your dog needs to eat frequently throughout the day, about three or four smaller meals, until they are about three months old.  Then, cut it down to only three meals a day for the next three months.  Ideally, your adult dog should each twice per day.  You should provide your dog’s food to them for up to twenty minutes.  At that point remove it if they have not eaten it and are not in the process of doing so.  This will help to stop picky eaters.  You do need to provide a constant amount of clean water for your pet to drink as well.

Ideally, you will need to get recommendations about the amounts of food to feed your dog from your vet.  Sometimes, information is also available on the food bags as well.  Not sure if your pet is eating the right amount?  Here’s a test.  If you run your hand against the dog’s side, you should feel her ribs without pressing.  If you can not feel them without pressing, she may be overweight.  If you can see them, though, she is underweight.

Feeding Fables That Every Dog Owner Should Know

Feeding fables for dog owner - Why do you know?

Canine nutrition hasn't become as laden with diet fads as have human meal planning. But it has accumulated a number of myths which survive the ridicule of the veterinary profession. As you acquire a dog, your more experienced friends will shower you with advice, which may include some of the following affirmations:

"A clove of garlic keeps worms away" Garlic has enjoyed a reputation for centuries in the folk medicine of many cultures as an antiseptic, a treatment for high blood pressure, etc. But if your dog really does have worms, (and most of them do at one time or another), the quickest way to get rid of them is to have your veterinarian give him a specific worming medicine under his supervision.

Feeding fables
"Raw meat makes a dog vicious" Raw or cooked meat is essential to a dogs nutrition. Fifty percent is the standard ration, and it may compare as much as 75 percent of his diet. If he is fed only meat, he may become high strung, not because the meat is raw, but because he is being given an unbalanced diet.

"A sugar cube dipped in coffee is good for a dogs heart" It is particularly good for his morale, because it probably means that he is sharing your after dinner coffee with you. Give it occasionally as a harmless treat, but not as a regular "medicine", and not as a heart remedy.

"Dogs cannot digest starch" They cannot digest uncooked starch, but they can cope with most cooked ones such as rice, whole wheat bread, and macaroni. However, dogs do not receive much nourishment from these foods.

"Sugar causes worms" Sugar is quick source of energy for dogs, as it is far us. Worms are caused by worm larvae. A puppy may get worms from his mother, and an adult dog may get them from infected food or drink, from the saliva or feces of an infected dog, or from swallowing fleas and lice which act as hosts to tapeworm eggs- but never from sugar.

"Raw eggs improve dog's coat" A raw egg yolk from time to time enriches a dog's diet. Cooked eggs are an acceptable substitute for meat in an emergency. But the best coat conditioner is far, especially unsaturated fat, rich in vitamin E, such as linseed and wheat germ oil. The eggs reputation as a coat conditioner is probably due to the fact that yolk is mostly fat.

"Milk causes diarrhea in an adult dog" Milk is healthy for all dogs. A bowl of milk with a beaten egg yolk and a couple of pieces of whole wheat toast or dog biscuits is a standard supper dish in many kennels. There are various causes for diarrhea, including internal parasites, indigestion, a change of diet, food poisoning, certain contagious diseases- and sometime, but not always, milk.

Knowledge and concern are important in feeding a growing puppy whose nutrition is the foundation of his future health. But common sense is all you need to feed an adult dog correctly, as his own experience will help guide you most of the way.