Friday, August 26, 2011

Dog Food Recommendation: Human Food for Your Dog

Responsible dog ownership demands you to be responsible from all aspects, and not just giving right quantity of food and exercise. There has always been tons of misconceptions swirling around the dog lovers' community regarding feeding dogs and dog foods. Many newbies are being misguided with an idea that human foods are always harmful for dogs. True and false both! True because chocolates that you kids love like anything are potentially dangerous for dogs, while eggs are highly beneficial for them. Here's a highlight of some of the human foods that are highly beneficial for your dogs. All you need to keep in the forefront of your mind is that if you are making an alteration in your dogs food habit, by adding any of these as additional ingredients, the change should be as nominal as 20% of the current amount of food for adult dogs and even below 15% of the current amount of food for puppies. Prior consultation with your vet is highly recommended in this regard. Remember green is very important for dogs... they are not carnivorous animals, but omnivorous. So give him green too!

Egg is one of the major sources of digestive protein, selenium and riboflavin, which are important for your dogs. One properly boiled egg adding to the food of your dog helps his digestive system, PLUS can make his food a little more nutritional due to additional percent of protein. Raw eggs may cause deficiency of biotin in dogs. Dogs that are into heavy exercise may benefit a lot from a properly boiled egg during the small break in the middle of work.

Yogurt is another great source of calcium. Non-sweet (with no sugar or no artificial sweetener added) yogurt is a perfect addition to his food during the Summer days. Just make sure that the yogurt is free of fat. Most importantly yougurt added to your dog's food will keep him cool from inside.

Oatmeal is a rich source of soluble dietary fiber, which is very important for your dogs. The Proven benefits of oat fiber include the prevention and treatment of constipation and dog hemorrhoids. Do not add sugar and sweeteners of any flavorings while cooking oatmeal for your dogs. Cooked oatmeal has immense benefits on dog health. Check out Holistic Treatment for Dog's Itchy Skin

Gourd makes another great addition. It also prevents your dog from dehydration, acidity and indigestion. Bottle gourds and bitter gourds are equally beneficial. Rather bitter gourds yield more benefits, as they are rich source for vitamin A, B1, B2 and c and contains minerals like calcium, phosphorous, iron, copper and potassium, which are all immensely helpful for your dog.

Pumpkin is rich in beta carotene, which is a source of vitamin A. Pumpkin also is another major source of fiber. Moreover giving pumpkin seeds to your dog is a natural remedy for tapeworm infestation. Check out more info on holistic treatment for internal parasite in dogs.

Sweet potatoes are major source for vitamin B6, vitamin C, beta carotene, and manganese; All of these are helpful for dogs. Sweet potatoes make the most beneficial, natural and highly adorable treat or your dogs.

Green beans are rich beneficial in plant fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese. Good amount of green beans added to your dog's food is highly recommended if he is putting on weight.

Flax seed (ground or oil) is on of the most important sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential fatty acids that are good for skin and coat. You ca n grind 1/5th tea cup of flax seeds before adding it to his food . Flax oil is a more concentrated form of omega- 3 fatty acids without the fiber. You should store the flax oil or seeds in the refrigerator in an air tight dark container.

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lovedogs! October 19, 2011 at 2:22 PM  

I used to grow a garden just for my dogs. I purchased raw meat for dogs along with the dried veggies that you could rehydrate and mix. I found out after it got so expensive, I could make it myself! I have moved now but will soon be back on top of the "real" food for the dogs. It is so healthy, no preservatives and there is so much less waste (stool). My dogs love it!!! I am friends with the owner of and teaching them how to use this for their little dogs. They have already seen major changes in the dogs and they all love it. I highly recommend this over store bought dog food no matter what the brand :) God bless and thanks for such a great article!

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