dog food

Should You Make Your Own Dog Food?

Should You Make Your Own Dog Food?

Canine nutrition is a complicated topic. And, there are many well meaning dog owners who are interested in bypassing commerically produced dog foods so they can provide meals that they deem are more wholesome and contain ingredients that are healthier. Or maybe they have a dog who is a really picky eater and they want to make foods they are sure their dog will eat. But if you want to prepare your dog’s meals at home,  how do you know you are feeding your dog a balanced diet? How can you be sure the food you make for him is…
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Wet or Dry Dog Food – Which Is Best For Your Dog?

Wet or Dry Dog Food – Which Is Best For Your Dog?

Which is better for your dog, wet (canned) food or dry kibble? The answer is… It depends! Most dog owners come down forcefully on one side or another and others feed a combination or skip commercial food altogether and make their own. Whether to feed your dog wet or dry food will depend on 1) your dog and their nutritional requirements and 2) your preference. Let’s look at wet food first. Dogs themselves are often big fans of wet food, as it more closely resembles meat and tends to be more flavorful. Of course wet food contains more moisture than…
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How To Safely Store Your Dog’s Food

How To Safely Store Your Dog’s Food

Most dog owners feed either dry or canned food or a combination of both. It’s important to keep your dog’s food supply as fresh as possible and to keep it away from any pests that might get into the food such as insects.  Because big bags of dry dog food and multiple cans of wet food take up a lot of space, so many dog owners are tempted, and understandably so, to store that food in their garages. But garages are what are known as “uncontrolled environments” as in general, the temperature in a garage is not regulated and can…
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