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Balanced Dog Food, What’s in it?

by Twila on September 27, 2015

Whats in balanced dog food
Your dog is your baby and you want the best for your baby including their food. Dog food commercials sell you all the time about giving your pup a well-balanced diet but what is a balanced diet and how do you know that the food that you provide for your fur baby contains everything your dog need? Continue reading to find out.

Ingredients that Completes a Balanced Died

Grains

Your dog’s food should contain anywhere from 30%-70% of carbs. Keep in mind that dogs are omnivore, so they process carbs as a source of energy. Fiber can also be used to keep Fido regular and help keep him feeling fuller, which can prevent obesity.

  • Corn
  • Wheat
  • Rice
  • Barley
  • Oats

Protein

Protein is a very important ingredient because it helps build strong muscle and repair tissue. Because dogs can only produce half of  amino acids on their own, the other half must come from their food.

  • Chicken
  • Egg
  • Beef
  • Turkey
  • Lamb
  • Soybean
  • Fish

Fatty Acids

Fats provides doggies with energy and taste. It also helps your pets absorb vitamins that provides Fido with a shiny coat and healthy skin. Your pet’s food should include 10%-15% fat.

  • Vegetable oil
  • Soybean oil
  • Fish oil
  • Poultry oil

Vitamins and Minerals

These ingredients are essential to your fur baby’s diet and can be found in many different foods .

  • Fruits (never give your pet grapes or raisins because they’re poisonous)
  • Vegetables

Always consult with your vet about your pet’s diet and if you ever decide to make your dog a home cook balanced meal make sure to only use fully cooked all natural meats with out the bone.

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