May 29, 2005 15:00 - Smart Nutrition for Your Small Dog
When you are considering the right food for your small dog, it’s best to find out just what is in the dog food. You really want food that is natural and wholesome. You want the food to have plenty of good protein, vitamins, minerals, the proper fats and even antioxidants.
Many dog foods contain ingredients that can actually lead to poor nutrition in your dog. These foods can contain poor sources of protein like soybean meal, corn meal and whole corn. These protein sources are just not as good as meat.
Other things are also added to dog food that you probably don’t want your dog to eat. Pet food manufacturers commonly add chemical preservatives like BHA and BHT, food coloring, and by-products which are animal parts that you might not feed to your dog knowingly.
Your best bet is to find the most healthy, human grade, vitamin and mineral enriched food that you can. Your dog can benefit immensely from a diet like this and you can have peace of mind knowing exactly what you are giving your dog.
Better nutrition equals better health, less vet bills and a longer, happier life for your small dog.
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