If you’ve ever tried to convince your dog to eat its dinner, you know how stubborn they can be. But when it comes to choosing the right food for your pet, there’s no room for error. The wrong type of kibble could lead to serious illness or even death! Fortunately there are many benefits to feeding your dog dry kibble as opposed to raw or canned food. So if your furry friend is ready for a change in diet, here’s what you need to know about this convenient way of feeding Fido:
Benefits of dry dog food
- Convenient and easy to prepare.
- A good source of protein.
- Helps keep your pet’s teeth clean by reducing the amount of plaque on them, which can lead to gum disease and tooth loss if left untreated for too long.
- A good source of vitamins and minerals that will help keep your dog healthy overall, including: Vitamin A (for vision), vitamin B1 (to help metabolize food), vitamin B3 (for skin health), vitamin B6 (for red blood cell production), calcium/phosphorus ratio (important bone development), copper (required for iron absorption) zinc oxide as an antioxidant nutrient in addition to other trace minerals such as selenium sulfate sulfur amino acids methionine taurine lysine
Why use dry dog food?
Dry dog food is a convenient and easy-to-store option for pet owners. It’s also a great choice for dogs with sensitive stomachs or allergies, as it allows you to choose the ingredients that your dog needs without worrying about how they’ll react in liquid form.
Dry dog food can be stored almost anywhere (even in your closet!), making it ideal for those who want to keep their pup’s food supply close at hand but don’t have enough room in their refrigerator or pantry. Dry foods are also more portable than wet varieties; they won’t spill if you’re traveling with your pup on vacation!
Things to look for in dry dog food
You should look for dry dog food that contains the following:
- Protein content. A good amount of protein is essential for healthy skin and coat, as well as maintaining muscle mass. The recommended protein content for adult dogs is 18 percent to 26 percent by dry weight. The higher end of this range is recommended if your dog exercises regularly or has a job (like chasing rabbits). The lower end is recommended if he doesn’t exercise much at all, but it’s still important not to go too low–a diet with less than 12 percent protein will cause him to lose weight and become malnourished over time because his body won’t have enough nutrients stored up in his muscles and other tissues.
Ingredients to avoid in dry dog food
If you’re purchasing dry dog food, there are some ingredients to avoid. These include:
- Artificial colors and flavors. These can be harmful to your pet’s health and make them sick.
- Corn, wheat, or soy products. Corn is known to cause allergies in dogs while wheat has been linked to stomach problems in some pups; both of these ingredients are also common allergens for humans as well as animals so they may cause allergic reactions in humans too! The same goes for soy products which have been linked with thyroid problems in cats (and potentially other issues).
- Meat by-products such as blood meal or bone meal should also be avoided since they contain high levels of bacteria such as E Coli which can lead your pup down an unpleasant path full of diarrhea attacks – not what anyone wants from their beloved pup! Additionally these types of meals have been shown through various studies over time not only being unsafe but also lacking nutritional value compared against fresh meats like chicken breast pieces or turkey slices etcetera…
Dogs can be picky eaters, so it’s important to choose the right type of kibble for your furry friend.
While it’s tempting to think of your dog as a human child, they’re not. Dogs can be picky eaters and have very different nutritional needs than humans do. It’s important to choose the right type of kibble for your furry friend.
For example, if you have a small dog that doesn’t weigh more than 20 pounds (9 kg), look for dry food that contains less than 22% protein and around 9% fat by weight–this will help keep them from getting overweight or obese. If your large pooch weighs over 50 pounds (23 kg), however–or if he eats like one–it may be wise to opt for something with higher levels of protein (around 25%) and fat (12%).
Dry dog food is a great option for your pet, but there are a lot of different types and flavors to choose from. Here’s some information on the benefits of dry dog food, how to choose the right one and what ingredients to look for.