This article will help you understand the various factors that you must consider before you settle on a good for your canine buddy!
To ensure that your canine friends are eating healthy, should be the ultimate concern. You and your family have possibly switched to organic foods and healthy eating. Quite often, you try to find out exactly where your food is originating from. Why should it be any different for your pets? Here are a few things you need to consider while choosing food for your doggies:
What Kind of Raw Material is Being Used?
It is very important to know what kind of ingredients are going into your furry friend's food. The type and source of ingredient both make play an important role in a good diet. For dogs, this is crucial, as their carnivorous nature ensures that certain ingredients are not missed out on. Omnivores such as humans have a wide range of foods with which we can maintain a healthy diet. But, carnivores such as dogs, have a less varied natural diet, and also limited capacity to deal with changes in their diet.
Dogs rely on meat to meet their nutritional needs. The physical and biological characteristics of dogs justify the need for their diet to consist of meat and eggs. These food groups contain amino acids in great quantities—
Egg, pork, chicken, lamb, venison, duck and even fish all contain the 10 essential amino acids in significant levels.
In addition to the quality of the ingredients used, the diet also needs to be balanced. Dogs require a higher amount of proteins and fats and a moderate level of carbohydrates.
Micronutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, should also be present in ideal amounts. When diet is unbalanced, there is a deficiency or excess of a mineral or vitamin, which can lead to serious health problems for your canine buddy.
A balanced diet has, besides the presence of animal origin ingredients, healthy sources of carbohydrates, such as some grains, seeds, and vegetables. Examples of healthy grains include oats and barley, which are noble cereals and have a low glycemic index. Potatoes, carrots, and pumpkins are also excellent options, because they are easy to digest and are rich in antioxidants.
Does it Provide
Another item that should never be forgotten in a balanced diet is fiber. Fibers are non-digestible carbohydrates, meaning that they are not transformed into energy after the digestive process. They have the property of reducing the glycemic index of the food since they slow the absorption of glucose from other carbohydrates.
Insoluble fibers favor intestinal transit and soluble ones feed the beneficial bacteria in the intestines. Therefore, vegetables are welcome in dog’s food when offered in the right proportion (small amounts), as they provide essential energy, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Does it Offer Nutrients in the Right Proportions?
For a food to be considered excellent, its nutrients must be present in quantities that respect minimal recommendations at least, and always should respect the maximum recommended limits.
How Does Kennel Kitchen Measure Up
Kennel Kitchen diet is high in energy, protein, vitamins and minerals derived from natural sources. All our ingredients are freshly sourced from local farms. A bowl of Kennel Kitchen Home style Cooked dog food contains freshly sourced meat and fish, vegetables and rice. We add no preservatives or additives. Our goal is to provide your dog with the correct proportion of nutrients naturally.
In summary, in order to choose the best food for dogs, you must look at the source of the ingredients, the quality of the raw material, and check that it has the ideal amount of macro (proteins, fat, and carbohydrates) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals).
At Kennel Kitchen, our goal is to make dog food that is healthy, high in nutrition value and easily digestible. We strictly avoid the use of corn. In place of high-glycemic grains such as corn or wheat, Kennel Kitchen formulation contains a full complement of regional vegetables such as carrots, peas and sweet potato. While providing a limited amount of carbohydrates, vegetables provide important vitamins, minerals and nutrients in a natural and bioavailable form.
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