Feeding A Dog
Everything You Need For Feeding A Dog Healthy & Safe Food.
A Robust, Long-Lived Dog Makes A Great Pet!
"How Often Should I Feed My Dog?"
"What Should I Feed My Puppy?"
What's in my bowl? Learn All About Dog Food Dangers Here
"DogLicious", our guide dog and mascot, will walk you through and help you understand the often perplexing, but always fascinating, world of canine nutrition.
So, let's start out on the right paw and follow him...
What Should I Feed My Dog? OK, so where do we start? Let's start at the beginning with the quality of dog food, itself. Whatever you do, please avoid poor quality foods. In addition to causing serious health and behavioral problems for your best friend, cheap dog food will actually cost you much more in the long run.
Besides being directly responsible for health issues that can lead to a mountain of vet bills, the recommended feeding quantities listed on the labels of cheap foods are much higher (usually double) than those of the high quality dog foods. You'll need to give your dog even more of the cheaper food to provide even the minimum daily recommended nutrition amounts. This can be costly!
Read more about good dog food here...
What Should I Not Feed My Dog? As a loving care giver, you should protect your best friend from consuming anything that could cause harm, including bad commercial dog foods.
Because canines' metabolisms are different than humans or other animal species, there are many foods and other everyday items we can eat that are toxic to dogs, make them very sick...even kill them. All dogs are curious creatures by nature and love to look for anything that might be considered edible. As Doglicious said earlier, "Dogs will eat anything!" However, there are some things a dog wants to chew or lick that could be very poisonous.
Because of this, you need to think of your dog as a you would a child and "dog-proof" your home. Doing this will make it much less likely that your best friend will accidentally consume anything that could be highly toxic for dogs.
Learn all about bad dog food and other toxic items for dogs here
How Much Should I Feed My Dog? One of the best ways to determine the right quantity is to first buy a high quality dog food. Then check the recommended feeding amount listed on the label.
Read more about how much you should feed your dog
How Often Should I Feed My Dog? Most dogs will usually eat large and infrequent meals. The experts believe adult dogs do well eating once or twice a day. There are some who recommend feeding a dog twice daily. Puppies, however, require more frequent feedings because their growing bodies need a lot of nutrients for the energy to meet those needs.
Do you need even more information?
We attempt to break down every topic in detail for you, in order to provide as much information as we possibly can on our Dog Nutrition Details page, our Dog Blog posts, as well as on each of our other individual web pages.
Click here to learn more on how to choose healthy dog foods...this will totally surprise and shock you!
*Remember! Have fresh water available for your dog, at all times. This is especially critical during the summer months when it's hot and your dog can become dehydrated.
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Important Notice! Although we at Feeding A Dog are long time dog enthusiasts and dog advocates, we are not veterinarians or professional animal nutritionists. Our purpose is strictly to provide you with information so that you can make your own informed decisions. Any and all information contained within or stated on this web site and on our blog is provided for general information purposes. The information provided is not direct veterinary advice and should not be construed as such nor substituted for a consultation with a veterinarian or dog nutrition professional. Every dog and situation is different. If you have any concerns about your dog's health, please contact your veterinarian's office immediately. We all love our dogs and want only the very best for them! "In Dogs We Trust"
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