Healthy Dog Food

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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What makes a dog food healthy? The answer to that is fairly simple--ingredients and appropriate processing. That means that there are no fillers, no decayed animal parts, no dyes, and no preservatives. Basically, what we're talking about is human grade food.

Healthy Dog Food and Your Pet

If you want your pet to live a longer, healthier life, you are wise to consider finding a dog food that is better than the ones you can purchase at your local grocery store. This is because most of the foods on the shelves are made from products that are, in fact, not healthy for your dog. Some of the ingredients you wouldn't want your pet to eat include entrails, preservatives, and high levels of additives.

Manufacturers of truly healthy dog food are committed to increasing your pet's stamina and enjoyment of life as well as the time you will have with your pet. They use a variety of products in their food, but they select those products from top quality meats and grains rather than what is left over from the production of human foods. They avoid what the industry giants use in pet foods.

Processing Healthy Dog Food

Commercial pet food processing is as disgusting as it is unhealthy for your pets. Included are such awful ingredients as euthanized companion pets, animals that were put down due to disease, even such detritus as restaurant grease and garbage and food products so far out of date that they can only be used for pet foods. All of these items are ground up and heated at high temperatures, and the results must be labeled as "unfit for human consumption."

Healthy pet foods, however, are processed from human grade foods, without hormones and steroids. They are not subjected to dyes, preservatives, or artificial flavors. Using lower temperatures and faster cooking methods, they retain as much of the original nutrients as possible. Many of the healthy dog food companies you will find on the Internet are associated with and willingly monitored by the USDA APHIS (Animal Plant Health Inspection Service). In addition, when you order food online or find a vet who will obtain these foods for your pet, you will be getting food that has been processed within a few weeks rather than months.


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