Trends in Dog Food
Your dog’s health is heavily influenced by his diet. Improvements in nutrition are always welcome when it comes to keeping dogs healthy. Before you adopt a new diet trend for your dog, make sure to do some research and ask your veterinarian what checks out and what doesn’t.
The Good: Omega-3 and Omega 6- Fatty Acids
Omega-6 fatty acids are found in plant sources whereas Omega-3 fatty acids are typically found in marine sources. These fatty acids are important components of a dog’s diet and have a variety of biological functions, including promoting healthy skin, coat and immune system, and helping to regulate inflammation.
The Bad: Raw Diets
You know raw meat is bad for people, but some pet owners believe raw is good, and even healthy for pets. A raw food diet is unhealthy for dogs and cats alike. According to the FDA, These diets may also expose dogs to the threat of foodborne pathogens.
Raw diets may not provide dogs with the complete and balanced nutrition they need.
Corn-free and Grain-free
Our thorough research has shown us that not only are grains tolerable by dogs, but grains contribute to a healthy and balanced diet that is beneficial to their overall health.
Understanding the broad dietary needs of your dog will help you make an informed decision about what dog food you select. Hopefully this brief guide to diet trends will help inspire you to seek out more research.