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Dog Food Label

Reading and navigating a dog food label can be as frustrating as determining what to purchase at your local supermarket or what selection to choose from a fast-food restaurant that publishes their products nutritional information. However, reading a dog food label is not as difficult as it may seem. There are several key ingredients and ratios to look for when scanning a dog food label, and once you are aware of what you should be looking for, buying the right healthy food for your dog is a breeze.

Always look on the dog food label to see that the main nutritional requirements of your dog are met. For example, what types of ingredients are listed and are some of them artificial flavors, preservatives and fillers? If a dog food label appears to contain more chemicals and additives than actual meat, starch, and vegetable selections, then chances are it will not suit your dog’s nutritional needs. Also, foods high in preservatives and artificial ingredients can lead to harmful side effects like poor digestion, irritability, and in some sever cases, forms of cancer and other types of disease.

Veterinarians suggest reading dog food labels in order to ensure that the product contains the proper type of balanced nutrition dogs require, which is subsequently not very different from that of humans. For example, your dog’s diet should be almost equally one third vegetable, one third starch, and a third meat. On the dog food label look for carrots, squash, turkey, liver, kidney, lamb, white rice, brown rice, and other healthy ingredients. Often, dehydrated vegetables are the easiest for your dog to digest and they retain the most nutrients, so look for these on all dog food labels. Finally, do not be easily swayed by fancy marketing; if a product professes to be all natural be sure to read the dog food label closely for discrepancies.

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