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The Types Of Dog Food

There are many advertisements for the best types of dog food.
Everyone claims that theirs is the best.
All you need to concentrate on for your dog's food is the nutrition value that they will get from it.
There are several choices to make regarding food types.
The canned moist food normally tastes good.
It is easily digestible and will last a long time in a sealed can.
However it is the most expensive type of food you could buy for your dog.
Dry food is normally cheaper and the one advantage of it is that it prevents plaque build-up on your dog's teeth.
A drawback is that it can create a storage problem.
The food can become stale and thus loses some of its nutritional value.
It can also become infested with ants etc.
Depending on the stage of its life, a dog requires different nutrients in its diet.
Puppies need more nutrients than older dogs.
Do not over-feed your puppy as this could give them a weight problem for life.
There are certain breeds that are more prone to becoming overweight.
If you have one of these breeds, watch their diet closely.
Adult dogs need a regular diet with good nutrition.
Make sure that the servings are adequate to make allowance for their level of activity.
Do not overfeed! At around the age of seven, you will have to change the type of food your dog eats.
They will need to be fed food that is suitable for older dogs or for aging dogs.
Once again, watch their diet.
Some older dogs will gain weight as they may not be as active as puppies or as when they were younger.
Pregnant or lactating dogs need extra nutrients in their food.
If she is malnourished, it could cause harm to both her and her puppies.
Ensure that she is getting enough nutrients to maintain the supply of milk for her pups.
The feeding schedule that you set will be determined by your schedule.
Try to maintain a regular schedule.
There are dogs that prefer to eat smaller amounts of food several times a day.
You can acquire an automatic dog feeder from your pet store which will release a pre-determined amount of dog food at varying intervals during the day.
Some people like to feed their dogs from their own plates.
Be aware that there are many foods that are consumed by humans that are not suitable for dogs.

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