If you’re a dog owner, you’ll know that keeping your canine companion healthy is a high priority. But what is the healthiest food to feed your pets?
This is one of the most commonly asked questions for pet owners, and, typically, there is no simple answer. It’s difficult to single a particular food out as being ‘the best’, as different breeds of dog may have different nutritional requirements, intolerances and preferences.
However, there are a number of beneficial food types that you can give your pet to ensure that they grow to be strong and healthy. For dogs, a diet with a healthy balance of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals is essential.
Meat and fish offer an excellent source of protein for dogs, so when purchasing dog food, try to look for a brand that includes a high meat content in its recipe – as opposed to a high content of cereal and grains. You can usually find this information on labels, as well as details of the vitamins and nutrients in the mix. If you’re introducing your pet to a new brand of dog food, it’s best to do this gradually and monitor your pet for any negative reaction – you may also want to consult your vet for nutritional advice.
If you’re a dog owner, probiotic dog food can also be a great addition to your pet’s diet. Some probiotics (or ‘good bacteria’) have been clinically proven to aid the digestive system and treat some gastrointestinal conditions. If your dog suffers from diarrhoea or other digestive disorders, probiotic dog food could well be the answer you’re looking for.
Furthermore, a particular strain of probiotic known as LAB (scientifically named Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus – a bit of a tongue twister!) has shown in recent studies that it can reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Other dog food supplements have been proven to support health, improve vitality, and ensure that your dog has a shiny, healthy coat. Specially made, premium dog foods and other dog food supplements can be found right here at PetsPyjamas. Remember, a top dog needs a top diet!
As well as food products, we offer a whole range of healthy pet accessories, including sensitive travel wipes for both cats and dogs, and gentle and effective pet shampoos. You’ll also find a selection of teeth cleaning products to help you keep up dental hygiene for your pet – another important factor to consider, in addition to a healthy diet. Your canine companion is guaranteed to love our delish roast dinner-flavoured toothpaste!
There is no simple answer to keeping your dog as healthy as possible – a nutritionally balanced diet, plenty of exercise, a regularly washed coat, and a gleaming set of gnashers are just a few of the things your dog needs to be healthy and happy.