Dog Food: Even Fido’s Gotta Eat
By Allen Shaw
Youâ€™ve brought home your new best friend. Youâ€™ve read all the books. Youâ€™ve purchased all the latest gadgets. He has more toys than you ever had as a child. And youâ€™ve made the appointment with the vet to get Fido his first set of shots. Youâ€™re doneâ€¦right? WRONG! Your new pup still hasnâ€™t eaten yet. So what do you feed him? Dry dog food, can dog food or people foodâ€¦whatâ€™s the best choice? Well, all have their pros and cons. But some dogs are very finicky. So just know that if he gets used to a certain kind of food, he may never want to switch. So choose carefully.
When you go to pet store to buy food there are a few things you should look for. First, whatever type of food you decide to feed your dog, know whatâ€™s in the bag. What does this meanâ€¦read the ingredients! The first three ingredients listed on a bag of dog food makes up about 80% of whatâ€™s actually in the bag. If beef, chicken or liver arenâ€™t listed until Ingredient seven or eight, how much beef, chicken or liver do you think your dog is actually ingesting? Iâ€™ll tell youâ€¦not much.