By Mark Boucher
Before the advent of readymade dog food, when humans first domesticated dogs, we fed them scraps from our meals. Those early dogs did just fine on that type of dog food. As our affection for dogs has grown over the centuries, so has our understanding of what our canine companions need to eat as food, to live long healthy lives.
According to the research done by the veterinarians, the details of the diet given to the dog are shown. It is very important that you should select the perfect dog food for your dog. When you select the food items, keep in mind that it should be according to size, age and many other things. Varieties of dog foods are sold in different prices.
It is always suggested that you should buy the highest quality dog food that can be afforded by you. There are many people who buy the cheap dog food as they have a big dog at their house, but this should be strictly avoided. The cheap dog food can lead to several health problems in dogs. You should keep one thing in mind that the dog should always be given some dry food to eat.
The crunchy type of foods that you will give to the dog will help in making the gums strong and also will keep the teeth clean. If you are interested in giving the dog moist food items, it is very important to remember that you should not make it a habit. When you want to give this particular food item, you should mix it with warm water so that it becomes gravy.
Dog-specific recipes can be found on the Internet and in books, but understand that this is not just giving your dog leftovers from your own meals. Homemade dog food is designed to meet the nutritional and digestive needs of dogs. Spices, fats, and fillers in human food often makes dogs ill.
The food habits of the adult dogs are different from the one which have not reached that particular age. As far as the puppies are concerned, you should always remember one thing in mind that they should be given food items at every short period of time. When you puppy reaches 12 years, it is said that it should be given three to four meals in a day.
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