When we go to the grocery store or pet shop to buy food for our dogs we came across several options on the shelves. Packagings, textures, colors, smells, ingredients and values are the most varied, which usually causes the consumers who own dogs stay in doubt at the time of defining what feed is taken home. At first glance they all look the same. However, with a little attention you can realize that there are good and bad quality rations. To learn how best to feed your dog, it’s good to keep an eye on the packaging.
Feeds may be classified into four groups: popular, standard and Premium and super Premium.
The popular feeds are the cheapest of the shelf and those of lesser quality. In the composition of these feeds are corn by-products, soy and even cottonseed meal.As you can see, is woefully inadequate to the daily diet of the dog, they need animal protein for better digestion and health maintenance.
Standard rations are a little better than the popular, however, still are not ideal. Normally this type of feed is manufactured by renowned brands, that now and are advertising their products on TV and in the newspapers. In the composition of these rations is animal fat, meat-and-bone meal and Corn gluten. Rations as Bonzo, Frolic, Nutridog and Hero are classified as standard and should only be administered with other products that empower your dog’s nutrition.
Finally, the Premium and super Premium feed are the best options on the market, especially for using best quality products in their formulations. Chicken meat, sheep, Turkey and beef are among the components and how they are of animal origin contribute to a better digestibility, which causes the dogs to produce less feces and need to consume the least amount of feed to be pleased. May be included in this group rations such as Pedigree, Faro, Eukanuba, Premier Pet, among others.
To make sure you’re taking home the best feed, keep an eye on the packaging and check if are present ingredients of animal origin such as meat, moderate fiber, vegetable oils, such as linseed and F.O. S, the fruit oligosaccharide. Also avoid very colorful or red rations: these contain high level of dye in the formula, which is not only unnecessary, but also can harm the health of the dog long term.