How much do you know about dog food? Most people can readily name a few of their pet’s favorite foods. It is understandable to trust your pet on the packaging of dog food that is safe to eat. Unfortunately, the label on the product may not tell you what is really in that bag.
Most foods are made up of 30 percent protein, 70 percent carbs and 10 percent fat. But a portion of the ingredients is not listed. How can you know what is and what is not in that bag of food? Animal by-products may be present in the food. These are the leftovers from the last meal of an animal. It is not edible for humans. However, it is edible for dogs and other pets. This means that it has a good amount of nutrients in it.
Many dog food products contain soybean meals. Soybean meal is used in some products to add bulk. However, it doesn’t contribute in any way to the final food. It does not give your dog energy or help him build muscle mass. Soybean meal is not considered a healthy dog food.
Don’t let the food in the bag fool you. Dogs require more nutrients and more nutritional value than simply a bag of food. Be sure to check the actual ingredients of the dog food that you buy.
Don’t let the words on the bag mislead you. The term “meat and bone” does not refer to raw products. It refers to the cooked bone. Also, don’t be cheated by the terms “complete” or “balanced.” These words are only included on the label as a ploy to get you to buy more. It is not the true ingredients that matter. You want a healthy product, don’t you?
If you are not convinced that these pet food products are the best option for your dog then don’t buy them. Instead, make your own dog food and check for real nutrition. There are many dog food recipes that you can try at home that will give you the best dog food for your dog.