Pets are very common in houses around the world. The need for an animal companion has been prevalent for years and now has gained a lot of prominences. Animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, and a number of birds are some of the most common animals that are kept as pets around the world. Out of all these animals, dogs are the most common pets. They are said to be a man’s best friend and are one of the most loyal animals in the world.
Pets have always been considered as a part of the family just as if they are sons or daughters of the family. As every family member needs food to sustain them, so do the animals. Nutrition is a key factor while taking care of your dogs. Different animals have different nutritional requirements. In fact, different species of dogs also have different nutritional requirements. Dogs are larger animals and hence require a heavy carnivorous diet to live a healthy life. One has to take special care in what to feed the dog as the wrong food can cause a lot of problems for them. For example, dogs shouldn’t be fed things like chocolate as caffeine is proven to be toxic to dogs. Usually, those who keep dogs have basic knowledge on what to not feed the dog. But sometimes unaware as to what is the most beneficial to the animal.
Just like humans, dogs need some of the most essential nutrients too. Minerals, carbohydrates, vitamins, fats, and proteins are the most important. Pets also need a lot of water throughout the day and many species tend to take a part of the water supply from their food itself so always remember to give them the appropriate foods. Proteins usually come from the meat they eat and so supplementaries can be avoided. Fats that come from chicken, lamb, and herring, help the dogs a lot. Dogs are basically carnivorous animals and so can digest raw meat but it is difficult for them to digest raw grain and so grain should be cooked before feeding them. Grains give them carbohydrates. Unlike humans, dogs can make vitamin C on their own and hence require a good intake of vitamins on a daily basis. Foods like milk, bread, fish, etc provide all the necessary vitamins.
Packaged foods are specially made in regulated quantities so that a day’s portion of food includes all the necessary nutrients and no extra food is required. They include meat, grain, as well as a good quantity of dairy products. Packaged foods are better if you do not have the time to make something from raw ingredients at home, or do not want to risk adding something that might affect the health of your dog.
Choosing the right food for your dog starts with identifying what your dog likes best. Like humans, dogs also do have likes and dislikes. Some dogs love red meat while some would prefer having white meat. Some have an affinity to raw milk while some might detest even the slightest of dairy products. Chewing treats are also a nice snack for dogs that like to keep munching throughout the day. Cookie treats are a great resort for such dogs. These cookie treats are 3" in size and come in a pack of 12. Mirage Bright Stripes Dog Treat is made with whole wheat flour, rolled oats, and peanuts. The tasty flavor makes the healthy snack fun as well.
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Dogs are highly socially adaptable animals and can adapt to your environment very easily. There are many factors like climate, air, water, etc that can affect the dog. For example, a husky is a breed that lives in the Polar Region and is acclimatized to cold weather. It cannot live properly in regions around the equator. On the other hand, a Labrador is a dog that is used to mild climates and hence cannot tolerate extreme weather. Knowing what climatic conditions the breeds are accustomed to helps a person understand the various problems that might affect the dog and thus take appropriate steps to prevent any health issues and treat them as well.
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Dogs are animals that need fresh air at least twice the day. It is mandatory for one to take their dog out in the open in parks or playgrounds for a walk so that they can exercise and rejuvenate themselves. Even traveling with your dog can be a very easy task as technology has created some amazing things that can protect your dog in windy as well as sunny days.
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These tips can help you take care of your dog in the best way possible. They take care of their three most basic necessities, food, health, and satisfaction. Ensuring that your dog stays fit and healthy at all times makes you a perfect caretaker of one of the most beautiful animals in the world.
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Taikhum Sadiq has been a Health Products For You contributor since 2016.
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