• Kadiri Praveen Kumar

A Tasty & Healthy food for Dog

Dog food is food specifically formulated and intended for consumption by dogs and other related canines. Like all carnivores, dogs have sharp, pointed teeth, and have short gastrointestinal tracts better suited for the consumption of meat than of vegetable substances. In spite of this natural carnivorous design, dogs have still managed to adapt over thousands of years to survive on the meat and non-meat scraps and leftovers of human existence and thrive on a variety of foods, with studies suggesting dogs' ability to digest carbohydrates easily may be a key difference between dogs and wolves.

A number of common human foods and household ingestibles are toxic to dogs, including chocolatesolids (theobrominepoisoning), onion and garlic (thiosulfate, sulfoxide or disulfide poisoning), grapes and raisins (cause kidney failure in dogs), milk (some dogs are lactose intolerant and suffer diarrhea; goats' milk can be beneficial), nutmeg(neurotoxic to dogs), macadamia nuts, as well as various plants and other potentially ingested materials.

Freeze-Dried Food :

Feeding five hungry hounds with very different dietary demands has helped me to appreciate all the forms that dog food comes in: kibble, canned, just-add-water, cooked in small batches and frozen, freeze-dried, and frozen raw. Some are no-brainers. But feeding frozen meat can be complicated, as it requires preparation, premeditation, and safe handling. However, seeing the dramatic difference dining on frozen-then-thawed real meat has made in the overall health of my German Shepherd, Desiree, and being a serious health nut where my dogs are concerned, I’m committed to providing it for her. I hope you’ll find my obsessively detailed tips helpful (you would think I’m a Virgo or something).

Prescription Food :

Food sensitivity and intolerance are potentially serious problems that can result in irritated skin, coat and ear conditions or even gastrointestinal upset. Cats that have a food sensitivity or intolerance, also called adverse reactions to food, typically experience an abnormal response to the protein in the food. If your cat suffers from adverse reactions to food, it is even more important to feed the right food.

Dehydrated Food :

Dehydrated dog foods are minimally processed and have the same consistency as freeze-dried. The cooking method used to create dehydrated food is designed to preserve the nutritional value of each ingredient as much as possible. The wholesome, raw ingredients are cooked at a low temperature in order to remove the moisture without compromising their natural nutrients and enzymes. “Dehydration typically involves heating to a lesser degree. Most of the water content is removed. The food is heated but not fully ‘cooked.’ This partial cooking removes many of the pathogens and microorganisms that are dangerous for dogs eating a raw meat-based diet (RMBD).”

Food Toppings:

A homemade vinaigrette on the salad, fresh herbs over a perfect al dente pasta — these are the flourishes that elevate our experience of eating. Everyone who has watched their dogs dig into a flavorful meal knows that they too are gastronomes to the core.

The good news is that you need go no further than your own pantry or the aisles of your local pet-supply or grocery store to discover simple, healthy ways to liven up an otherwise humdrum dinner for your dog.



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