8. Avoid Changing the Brand of Food You Feed Your Dog
Keep in mind that variety is just as important for dogs as it is for people. As long as you are feeding high quality food, you should be able to feed a variety to keep your dog’s life interesting and to provide a greater array of nutrients.
In fact, holistic vets today caution that feeding the same diet for years on can cause dogs to develop inflammatory bowel disease.
Feed your dog a diverse diet, you will have a better chance of meeting his nutritional needs.
Remember to also feed supplements such as vitamins and minerals and digestive enzymes.
One very important supplement is essential fatty acids, such as omega-3. These can be provided by adding fish oil to your dogs diet.
9. Dog and Cat Food Are The Same
Dogs and cats are very different animals and they have very different nutritional needs. Cats need more protein, and they need specific vitamins and minerals such as taurine.
Dogs that are fed cat food may develop pancreatitis, and they will surely gain weight.
While a cat may nibble on dog food occasionally without harm, dog food does not contain enough protein or the right balance of nutrients to help a cat stay healthy.
Cats that do not get enough taurine will eventually go blind.
We hope that this list of 9 top dog nutrition myths has set your mind at ease on a number of concerns. Be sure to refer to this information as you plan the best nutritional course for your canine companion.
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