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An Introduction to Alternative Pet Health Care

If you did not know from my About Me page, my name is Sandra, and I am veterinarian who advocates alternative medicine and care for pet health.

I believe in natural, organic pet foods and natural remedies, coupled with massage and other great alternative options for caring for your pet.

Remember, animals have a much harder time communicating their wants and needs, so you have to be extra careful that you treat them right.

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Finding the Right Kind of Dog Food for Any Dog

Food for your pet pooch is not one size fits all.

LittleBigDogThe fact of the matter is that every dog has very unique, different needs. Not all dogs are the same after all, as there are different types of and breeds of dogs.

There are toy dogs, the smallest of the kind, small breeds, medium breeds, large breeds… With so many different kinds, surely there are a tonne of different kinds of dog food that is recommended and appropriate for every kind.

There are many different highly recommended dry dog food brands out there but even those are not quite universal.

So with all the hundreds and maybe even thousands of brands floating around on the market…how exactly do you choose the kibble you feed your pet?

Well it’s better not to dwell on a specific brand… Instead it’s better to focus on what makes the kibble a good choice. Here are the factors that you should consider when it comes to checking whether kibble is good or bad.

Ingredients

The first thing that you should do when you are looking for kibble is to flip it over and read the ingredients list.

No joke, this is the best and easiest way to find out whether the dog food is worth your time or not.

You have to figure out if the recipe is good and nutritious, or if it is full of filler and useless ingredients that won’t do your pet much good, or any good at all.

To be able to distinguish the good recipes from the bad, however, you also need to learn the basics about the ingredients that you should see in GOOD dog food… so read up on those.

Formula

Check out the formula of the kibble, does it say that it’s the right kind of kibble for your pet?

If your pet is a puppy, you should be feeding him a formula that is made for puppies so that they can get all the nutrition that they need.

The same goes if your dog is an adult. If your dog is an adult a puppy or elder dog formula will not work for them anymore; you need the right kind of recipe that will give them the kind of nutrition that they need.

So check the formula and ensure that you have the right one.

Your Dog’s Physical Health

If your dog is underweight and needs to gain a few pounds, it is not a good idea to feed them a weight loss formula.

A dog that is underweight will need to eat a formula that is proven for weight gain.

The same applies for a dog that needs to lose weightóno use in feeding them a weight gain formula. Giving your pet the wrong formula can seriously compromise their health, and who wants to do that?

Finding the right kind of pet food is challenging, but fulfilling in the end. So good luck with your search!