Guest post courtesy of Jessica Sweet. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the guest author and do not necessarily represent the views of Val Heart & Heart Communication Enterprises Inc.
What’s in your dog’s diet, and can it be improved?
Are you a fan of beagles, or are chihuahuas more your thing?
Perhaps you’re a lover of the big dogs like the Newfoundland, or prefer a medium-sized pooch such as a Staffordshire bull terrier?
Whatever breeds you love, it’s safe to say we’re a nation of dog lovers!
If you have your own canine companion, you’ll want to do everything in your power to keep them happy, healthy, and lead a long and fulfilled life.
A big part of this comes down to your dog’s diet, what you fed them.
Just like you would promote healthy eating to your kids, your dogs can benefit tremendously from following a balanced diet.
To help you make the right choices, here are some useful tips you can try out today.
Natural is Best
Feeding your dog a diet made with natural, real ingredients can do wonders for their general health and wellbeing.
A natural diet promotes heart health, increases energy levels, and makes your pooches coat shiny and glowing.
One place you can get natural good quality pet food is from Applaws who are one of the leading providers in the US.
They sell a variety of products, such as lamb in gravy, beef in broth, and chicken bone broth that your dog is sure to love.
(They have natural cat food too in case your pooch has a feline bff in the house… )
Avoid Cooked Meats
When you’re at the dinner table devouring a tasty meal, you’ll be forgiven if you’ve scraped your leftovers into your dog’s bowl from time to time.
However, while you may think you’re keeping your dog happy, cooked foods aren’t the best for their health and wellbeing.
While cooked meats won’t do a lot of harm, it’s always best to stick with raw as much as you can.
Say No to Gluten
When you’re next at the grocery store, have a look at the ingredients in generic dried pet food.
You’ll be surprised to find how much of it contains gluten.
This gluten may be used to stop lower-class fats from spoiling, but it can be incredibly harmful to your dog’s kidneys and liver.
Also, gluten is one of the leading causes behind your dog passing wind that kicks up a stench, which is no good for anyone!
It’s easy to think that overfeeding our dogs will keep them happy and satisfied.
But, if they’re not getting enough exercise, you’ll find this leads to weight gain and poor health.
Let’s be honest, dogs would eat until they were sick if they had a choice, so we understand if you give in to their pleading begging puppy dog eyes.
However, when it comes to following a healthy dog’s diet, it’s time to put your foot down and only feed them at mealtimes.
It’s estimated that between 25-30% of the general dog population is obese. To avoid yours falling into this statistic, it’s time to make some changes.
When it comes to pleasing man’s best friend, we need to ensure they’re getting the right vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.
Your dog can’t exactly feed themselves (provided their food is stored out of sight!), so it’s up to you to read all the above and make necessary changes so they’re following a healthy, nutritious dog’s diet.
How do you know if the dog’s diet you’re offering is good for them or hurting them?
The only way to know for sure that the food you’re feeding them is right for them is to ask them.
Learning to communicate with your dog is the best way for them to tell you if their tummy hurts, or it gives them a headache, or if they have another concern.
They can also tell you if they love it and makes them feel great!
Are you interested in learning how to communicate with animals?
Then you’ll want to check out The Heart School of Animal Communication.
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If you are a newbie, then we highly recommend starting with the Beginning Core Foundations Course.
If you’re still not convinced of all the benefits of communicating with animals, click here to learn all the great reasons you should begin learning how now!
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