Finding Healthy Dog Food to Buy on a Budget

Posted by javanuddin on Thursday, March 15, 2012

Are you an enthusiastic dog owner? If you are one, you must remember how it was when they first were growing up and you had to provide them with full healthy meals every day. As small as they are, those little guys could really eat. And healthy dog food doesn't come cheap. So what do you do to keep your pets healthy and still keep from burning a hole in your budget?

It can be quite difficult to compare and judge competing brands of dog food. Go to the pet section of any store and there are actually dozens of brands. Most people just throw in the towel and buy whatever has the best-looking packaging. You could either check with your friends to see what their experience has been finding healthy dog food in the store aisles. Or else, you could check the Internet out for reviews of healthy dog food. Whole Dog Journal is one of the trusted ones.

The thing about some of the cheaper brands is that while you might think you're getting away with spending less, your dog just won't be happy until he has as much nutrition as he wants. He is just going to keep asking for more. You don't really end up saving that much.

Since it's quite difficult to really judge store-bought dog food for nutrition and quality, some people just switch to homemade dog food.

Have you ever tried to rescue a lost baby bird or something and had it die on you? There are dozens of reports that turn up every year in the newspapers about how newly-converted vegans make a point of feeding their little children nothing but a vegan diet and then have their children die. The same thing happens in families that newly convert to meat-eating. For people who have always stuck to a traditional diet that is native to the local region, it can be hard to believe how much science you need to put into food preparation before switching diets.

There's nothing wrong with a vegan diet or a meat diet from a nutritional standpoint. It is just that it has to be traditional or scientific if you are to be able to survive on it. A traditional diet has been fine-tuned over the centuries to include every little thing you need to stay alive. Someone who's artificially converted to a new kind of self-designed diet simply doesn't have all of that information. And for the same reason, it can be difficult finding a well-rounded homemade diet to prepare at home when you try to feed a lost baby bird or even your own puppy dog.

There are all kinds of scientifically-prepared recipes you'll find on the Internet to make at home for your dog. And it can take quite a lot of practice to know what to include and what not to. For instance, you're never to include fruits like grapes and cherries, vegetables like onions and garlic or certain nuts feeding your dog. Look sources up on the Internet to determine what the best recipes are, and go with them. Your dog will be much healthier for it.

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