The importance of nutrition for man is well acknowledged. The importance of nutrition for dogs less so. As such, there is very little understanding of dog food nutrition.
Nutrition is defined as the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and nutriment: a source of materials to nourish the body .
That definition clearly demonstrates the need to provide nutrition via the food that we eat. By the same token also the food that we give to our dogs. Without it, they will not prosper as well as they might. If the food we give our dogs to eat is poor (or worse) in nutritional quality then the affects can be very harmful, even deadly.
Commercial dog food manufacturers use a host of content that is deemed not fit for human consumption. Some manufacturers use preservatives in dog food that has been banned from human food product because of scientifically established harmful side-affects. Ethoxyquin (EQ) is chief amongst these. Other content such as road-kill and dead animals does not bear thinking about.
The average dog owner does not appreciate the difference between “well known” and healthy food for their dogs. Why should they? We have always assumed that essentially anything bought off the shelves of our well-known shopping outlets would be of similar standard, quality and nutritional value. But this is absolutely not the case.
Until now it has been almost impossible to easily get hold of this information. Thankfully a report has been undertaken and made available in an easy to understand format.
This means that dog owners are now in position to understand what it is they are feeding their dogs. Once they recover from the shock, they will then be able to read through the information about what represents top quality dog food nutrition. As well as revealing the shocking truth about the content of commercial dog food, it also provides really useful information on what owners should be buying.
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Having undertaken some research in this area, I recommend visiting Dog Food Nutrition to learn more.