How You Can Extend Your Dog's Life

April 30, 2010

Extend Your Dogs Life!

You can extend the life of your dog by a huge percentage with just a few tips that will help. Practically every dog parent knows there has been a lot of problems and bad press with commercial dog food over the past few years. There's been several dog food recalls because of the toxic ingredients that were discovered ingredients as well as because of the many pets that lost their lives.

You never really know exactly what goes into commercial dog foods...there have been reports of diseased animal carcasses and bones, road kill and euthanized pets...even animal feces! And if that wasn't enough, what about all the useless and harmful fillers along with dangerous preservatives and additives that go into commercial dog foods to prolong their shelf life.

Here are just a few tips to help you extend  your dogs life and keep your best friend as healthy and robust as possible..

Water!  Every living thing needs water to survive so this one is not unexpected. Water keeps your dog hydrated which then ensures that every internal organ works efficiently

Vitamins and Minerals!  Just like us hum dogs need their vitamins and minerals. They cannot live a long and healthy life unless they get them. Speak to your vet for advice on the correct amount of vitamins and minerals your dog requires in his or her dog food for a balanced diet.

Fatty Acids! Omega 3 and omega 6 are essential to include in your dogs diet. They will improve your dogs coat and also  help to protect their joints.

Protein! This is the main ingredient every dog needs to build muscle and regulate antibodies. There should be at least 40% of protein in your dogs diet.

Carbohydrates! Your dog needs carbohydrates for a healthy supply of energy each day.

You may have noticed all of the above items recommended for your dog are comparable to what's in a human diet.

If you make your own healthy homemade dog food you can control each of the food's the ingredients in order to ensure your dog is fed safe and healthy food and lives a long robust life.

This is really quite easy and not at all time consuming, because the foods that you will be preparing are pretty much the same as what you eat. You can prepare a supply of it for your dog while you are cooking your own dinner and then freeze portions of it for a whole week at a time, it couldn't be easier!!

I suggest you ask your vet what your particular breed of dog requires, with regard to how much of each nutrient you should include in his or her food.

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First of all, it's important to understand that not all dog food is made equally.
Much of the commercial dry dog food is full of corn, by-products, dyes, unhealthy preservatives, filler grains and all kinds of gross stuff. 
Many of the commercial dog food manufacturers dump cheap leftovers and other things that aren't safe for human consumption (from human food processing plants) into their foods.
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Do You Know What's Toxic For Your Dog?

February 7, 2010
The ASPCA recently published a list of the TOP 10 Pet Toxins of 2009- and here they are:

   Please keep these out of my reach!

Top 10 Pet Poisons of 2009

Human Medications

For the past several years now, human medications have been number one on the ASPCA's list of toxins. Last year, the ASPCA dealt with45,816 calls that involved prescription and over-the-counter drugs such as painkillers, cold medi...
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Commercial Dog Food-The Awful Truth!

August 25, 2009

Doglicious asks...."Do you know what you're putting in your dog's dish everyday"?

Most dogs will eat almost anything that's put in front of them, and just like humans, dogs are what they eat.

Many now suffer from what are preventable diseases....did you know that 46% of all dogs die of cancer, 40% are overweight and scores more suffer everyday from allergies, ear infections, dental problems and other ailments...

As soon as you learn the awful truth about what's in some commercial dog food it wi...
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About DogBlog And Feeding A Dog

August 11, 2009

Meet DogLicious!  He'll be our "Guide Dog" through the world of feeding a dog....

Since this is our first post we'll explain a little something about Feeding A Dog and DogBlog. Each post will deal with a specific topic, concerning the subject of dog nutrition and the importance of a diet that's high in nutritious value, for your dog's optimal health and longevity.

A wholesome and nutritious diet is vital to maintaining a robust immune system and strong resistance to disease. We'll explore, in ...

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About Me

Anita I'm a lifelong "dog person" and only recently learned that I had been feeding toxic ingredients to my dogs. One of my dogs suffered from severe bladder issues and died tragically at a very young age and others died far too early from cancer. Now that I've learned the awful truth about what's really in commercial dog food, I feel compelled to expose the blatant lies that are being perpetuated by pet food companies. I've decided to publicize everything I now know and expose whatever I subsequently learn about the disgusting, toxic ingredients we are unknowingly feeding our trusting "best friends". My goal is to make as much information as possible available to you so you can form your own decisions about what is good and not good for feeding your dog. Both here on our "Dogblog" and on our website:, my team and I will provide you with some very valuable and useful information related to this subject. We hope you come back often to read our new posts. DOGS RULE! "In Dogs We Trust"!
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