You should be more than aware of the dangers of buying dog food online. If you are using an online dog food shopping service, you may want to consider the items on the list below. If you are running your own dog food shopping service, you may want to consider doing your homework before considering the items on this list.
What to Avoid
If you are running your own dog food shopping service, the following should be avoided from your service offerings. Dog food by-products such as skin and bones, ground organs, or anything with the term “meat” in the product name. They are typically high in protein, but not necessarily something you would want your dog to eat.
Chicken and beef bones. These are high in calcium and can cause stomach upset in dogs, so they should be avoided.
What to Consider
However, if you are running your own dog food shopping service, the following may be used.
Chicken meal is a good source of protein. However, you should remember to add calcium to the formula, so that it is not considered an “equivalent of meat” by your dog’s digestive system. You may also want to consider calcium citrate, as it provides similar benefits but is actually safe for your dog’s kidneys. The calcium citrate will also help to bind any leftover bones, thus keeping them separate.
Vegetables and fruit are good sources of fiber. However, the type of vegetables and fruit you include should be adjusted according to the needs of your dog. Most vegetables and fruits are safe for dogs to eat, but you should watch out for anything that may cause gas.
How to Stock Your Dog Food Storage Unit
You should store your dog food in the fridge, on the middle shelf of your fridge, away from items that may upset your dog’s digestive system. You should never leave the dog food exposed to room temperatures or long periods of low temperatures. This would cause rancid odors.
Now, you should be able to store your dog food for around 6 months to a year, depending on the dog’s size. However, a dog can get sick after just a few days. Thus, you should start feeding them their food immediately.
After you have used the dog food, you should clean your storage unit and your hands. Do not let your dog eat the dog food even if it smells good.
Finally, you should put your dog’s food away once used, even if you have noticed that they have not got sick. This way, you know that you have done your job well.
You have to watch your dog for anything that may upset their system. Thus, you should have plenty of hand sanitizer on hand and when you reach home, you should also put away your storage unit.
As you can see, it is extremely easy to train your dog to eat out of a bag. All you need is a little practice and a few tricks.
In case you are training your dog for a competition, you should be aware of the diet needed for their performance. Thus, you should start with a few meals a day, but then gradually increase the meals until you have had three or four meals a day.
If you are using dog food as an aid in the training, you should be able to go on for a week or two.
If you are using the food as a meal plan, the best way is to monitor your dog’s behavior for what they do and don’t like. When they have the behavior, you should increase the quantity and frequency of the food until they do not have the behavior.
These are some easy steps you can use to train your dog to eat out of the storage unit.