We all know that proper nutrition is a cornerstone of good human health, and hopefully the petMD Nutrition Center is helping owners understand that the same is true for their dogs. Unfortunately, knowledge alone isnít enough.
Knowledge has to be put into action, but this is often easier said than done. I know that I donít always make the best food choices myself. Stress, cravings, and a lack of time and energy can all overwhelm my best intentions. But do these excuses also play a role in canine nutrition? They shouldnít! Hereís why:
1. Balanced Canine Nutrition is Convenient
In the rush of the morning or after a long day at work, it can be difficult to find the time put together a balanced meal for you and your family. Itís so much easier just to pick up a burger and fries on the way home or pull something out of the freezer.
No excuses on the canine side of things. What could be more convenient than a bag of dog food that offers a completely balanced meal with each and every scoop? You can use the MyBowl tool to examine your dogís food label to make sure he is getting what he needs from his current diet, and to compare different foods if you think a change might be called for.
2. Dog Food Has Wholesome Ingredients
This one isnít too tough either. Next time you are shopping for dog food, look at the ingredient lists for a couple of different products. Do you see things like chicken and whole grain oats? If you spend a few minutes in the store or online making sure that your dogís food is made from wholesome ingredients like these, you donít have to worry about it on a day to day basis.