Nutrition tips for your dog

.Dogs evolved from wolves and are genetically almost identical. Like wolves, dogs are carnivors. The best rated dog foods have higher meat contents. Poor quality foods can be detrimental to your pet’s health and contribute to allergies, obesity, excessive shedding, diabetes and even cancer.

Here is what to look in a dog food:

The first ingredients should be named meats, poultry or fish

Avoid by-products (including meat-and-bone-meal and beef-and-bone-meal).

Look for fruits and vegetables in the ingredients

 Limit the grains!. There is an increasing push by many quality pet food companies to eliminate or significantly reduce grains in pet food.  Check out this link to learn about some of the problems linked to grains http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-industry-exposed/grains-in-dog-food-1/

Avoid the chemical preservatives and humidity retainer (BHA, BHT, propyl gallate, ethoxyquin, propylene glycol).

Select “natural” or “human grade” foods. These terms have no legal definition but are generally seen on better-quality foods.

Feed your dog a variety of foods. Mixing, dry, canned and raw is a great idea. Dogs like variety and the different foods provide added nutrition.

Pro-biotics and pre-biotics can be helpful to boost the immunity.

Our trained staff can help you choose the foods that are right for your pet.