Loving your dog means taking care of her and thinking about her well-being. Therefore, each responsible dog owner, first, wants his pet to never get sick.
Feeding the dogs: The basics of proper nutrition
Feeding a dog plays a huge role in the life of an animal. Further health and well-being of the dog throughout its life depends on proper nutrition.
Each owner of the dog faces a choice of how to feed his pet. In many ways, this choice is determined by financial capabilities, the availability of free time for the owner of the dog, as well as ideas about what kind of food is best for the health of a beloved pet.
Today, all dog owners make their choice between prepared, commercial feed and natural food.
Feeding dogs natural food
The basic principle for feeding dogs is that dogs need the same nutrients as humans, with some differences.
So dogs need less starch, and their digestive system digests fatty foods poorly. Thus, the meat with which you feed the dog should always be quite lean, otherwise, the dog may experience an upset stomach with vomiting and diarrhea.
The best food for dogs is meat, vegetables, and sometimes milk. Most dogs love milk and digest it well. However, some dogs, and especially a breed like the Boston Terrier, often do not digest milk. If this happens, milk should be excluded from the dog’s diet.
It is best to feed the dog with beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, or horse meat, which is considered the best meat for the dog, while pork is not recommended feeding the dog. It is best to cook lamb or horse meat, and beef can be given both boiled and raw.
Feeding dogs with boiled or raw meat largely depends on the convenience for the owner and on the preference of the animal. Eating a dog raw or boiled meat does not differ in terms of the effect on the health of the animal.
Well-cooked crops, such as rice and buckwheat, form an important part of a dog’s diet.
Vegetables are also good for feeding a dog. However, as with milk, the owner of the dog must observe what kind of vegetables his pet prefers and how well he digests them.
Eggs are good food for dogs and an excellent source of protein. But, since meat and milk are equally rich in proteins, eggs are usually considered as additional food for dogs.
It is worth noting that the dog can not be fed very hot food. Always remove all bones and never feed the dog food from the table.
Feeding dogs with prepared feeds
For those who prefer commercial feeds, there is a wide selection of feeds of various brands always available in pet stores for different ages, breeds, etc.
Great successes have been achieved in improving commercial dog food in recent years. A dog can live a full life without eating anything but food.
For owners of low-income dogs or owners of large breeds, feeding dog food can be the most economical way to feed a dog. However, such a diet will fully meet the needs of the dog.