Dog Food Reviews – Understand The Best Ingredients In Dog Foods
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It's tricky to choose one brand of food to feed your dog when you know there are plenty of choices out there. Many dog food brands claim they are the best. Adding to the confusion of dog owners on what brand to prefer are the so many hypes surrounding dog foods. So how can you be sure you are picking the right dog food brand? Dog food reviews can play a vital role in the decision making process.

Many dog food reviews will tell you to determine the quality of dog food based on the ingredients it has. The best dog food brands are those that have protein, carbohydrates, fats and vitamins and minerals. Common sources of protein in dog food include meat, fish and poultry. It may also include some plant ingredients like soybean meal and protein.

Protein can supply amino acids or protein subunits which build skin, hair, nails, tendons, muscles, cartilage and ligaments. It also has a major role to play in the production of hormone. The common sources of carbohydrates are grains and plants. Carbohydrates which are also categorized as starches and fibers can provide energy and bulk.

Fats are found in meats, fish, poultry and plant oils such as vegetable oils. Fat, despite having the reputation of being bad for the body fulfills a lot of vital body functions. It helps in maintaining body temperature and controlling inflammation. It is the main form of stored energy in the body which provides more energy as proteins or carbohydrates.

Vitamins and minerals are responsible for promoting energy production, bone growth and oxidant protection. Vitamins A, D, E and K need fat for absorption into the body while Vitamin C and B-complex vitamins need water to be absorbed in the body.

It is very important to know the ingredients that dog foods should have before hitting the market to ensure that you won’t go with those brands that contain unnecessary and rather harmful ingredients which may cause your dog to get sick.

A well balanced dog food diet helps in promoting well-developing and strong bones, healthy coat and skin, firmer stools, bright clear eyes, well defined muscle tone, health gums and teeth, longevity and quality of life, no bad odor, lesser trips to the vet, fewer digestive problems and behavior problems. It will also provide your dog with the energy and vitality it needs every day.

Poor diet on the other hand leads to weakened immune system, increase in cancers, liver failure, diarrhea, epilepsy, vomiting, compromised kidneys and heart, stunted growth, weak bones, bad breath, putrid gas, slugging behavior, cataracts, arthritis, build up in the eyes, hypertension, allergies, ear infection, bowel disease and diabetes.

The choice you make on the brand of dog food to feed your pooch plays a huge role in their nutrition. Therefore, you should not go about buying any dog food without making prior research. It is not good to take chances when it comes to the nutrition for your dog. Always gather as much information as you can from dog food reviews so you can make the right decision on which one to choose.


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