Commercial Pet Food for Your Dog?
What you feed your dog is really SO important for your dog's
ultimate health, susceptibility to illness, and longevity.
You know, if you really want your dog to be as healthy as s/he
can be, you should stop feeding ANY of the widely available
commercial dog foods.
I'm talking here about the types of dog food commonly found in
supermarkets, and even about most of the supposedly superior
brands sold in some supermarkets, pet food shops, and even by
The cheaper the brand, then generally the more full of garbage
it is, but even many of the more expensive brands leave much to
What do you think is an ideal diet for your dog?
- plump chickens?
- choice cuts of juicy beef and lamb?
- maybe a few healthy fresh grains for variety?
- the odd fresh herbs, vegetables and fruit?
You'd be right.
But how many of the above ingredients do you think go into
commercial pet food?
A lot? Only a little? If you said yes to either of these,
you'd be dead wrong.
The average commercial dog food bears NO relation to the above
list of choice ingredients, despite what pet food manufacturers
display in some of their marketing, and despite what the list of
ingredients on the pack or can might tend to indicate.
There is very, very little (if any) of the above ingredients
in the average commercial dog food, and by the time it's been
overcooked at sustained high temperatures, and sprayed with
preservative agents, the resultant "food" can be very harmful to
your dog's health and wellbeing indeed.
Suffice to say that if you're feeding your dog ANY
commercially available dog food, you're exposing your dog to a
source of chemically enhanced, over processed, garbage, the meat
source for which includes diseased carcasses which have been left
for up to 5 days before being processed.
Enough to turn you off for life? It was for me. As you know,
I've always fed my dogs a diet of mainly raw meat and bones. But
I like to give them a little treat in the mornings rather than
just feed them once a day (which, by the way, IS all a dog
NEEDS). I used to give them a handful of dry dog food each
morning, sometimes the cheaper supermarket brands, and sometimes
the "brand" names which cost 4 or 5 times as much. Now that I
know better, I never give my dogs any of that garbage.
I should say that SOME of the expensive pet foods which are
readily available ARE better than the cheaper brands. BUT, most
are still far from an ideal diet for your dog, so query whether
the extra money is money well spent.
If the product says it's "with real chicken", did you know
that it only needs to contain 3% of chicken? Neither did I.
If the first item listed is meat or chicken, did you know that
this doesn't mean that's the main ingredient? Neither did I.
Take a close look at the label. It's likely to list a meat
first, and then 2, 3, 4 or 5 types of grains. This is a very
misleading tactic used by the commercial pet food manufacturers.
Each of the grains individually may be slightly less in quantity
than the meat. But added together? They're probably nearly 2, 3,
4 or 5 times the quantity of the meat ingredient.
After having looked into this issue in a great deal of detail,
I'm convinced that the most healthy diet for your dog is mainly
fresh meat, with some fresh veggies and a little grain thrown in.
And this alone is NOT enough. You need to give your dog a vitamin
supplement always, for optimal health.
And for the very best health, there ARE some reputable
HEALTHY, wholesome, holistic dog food manufacturers, which really
DO provide wonderfully healthy food for our dogs.
If you're game to read the whole shocking report published by
the U.S. Animal Protection Institute, about what's really in
commercial pet food, it's posted at:
And for details of the best dog food manufacturers, see all
the details here: http://www.HealthyHappyDogs.com/DogFood
(c) 2005, Brigitte Smith, Healthy Happy Dogs
Brigitte Smith is a dog lover with a special interest in
holistic dog health. Her site, Healthy Happy Dogs, has pages and
pages of information on improving your dog's health naturally.
Brigitte is the author of several reports, articles, and the
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