How to choose dog food?
And if a person is able to deal with their own food without having any special knowledge, but only listening to the signals of the body – with the food of Pets, everything is a little more complicated. The dog will not say how suitable this or that diet is, but an attentive and thoughtful owner can understand this just by watching his pet.
A healthy dog is active and cheerful. She is in good condition – not fat and not thin, does not suffer from unexplained digestive disorders. In healthy dogs, the eyes do not” flow”, there are no redness and eczema on the skin, the hair is shiny, without dandruff. The happy owner of a healthy dog does not keep the phone number of the veterinarian in the most visible place and often does not even remember his name .
If the dog for no apparent reason began to gain weight or, conversely, lost weight dramatically; or there were discharge from the eyes or ears, and there were scratches on the skin – this is an occasion to visit a veterinary clinic and a serious examination. And if all possible causes of ill health are excluded-the owner should think about changing the feed.
It is a common belief that expensive food of a well-known brand can not cause deterioration of the animal’s health. This statement is as erroneous as it is common.
Yes, a high price is, in a way, an indicator of the quality of the feed: a cheap product cannot contain high-quality ingredients. But you should not choose food for your favorite cat, based only on the price index. Even expensive ingredients are not the only component of high-quality dry food. An important role is played by the ratio of nutrients in the feed, and what preservatives the manufacturer uses, and much more. The case, that like and fodder good, and eats his dog well – and, for example, state of skin and wool the storeowner not like. Yes and konditsiya have pet not the most the best. Often meets the situation, when owner in search of “the most best feed” offers to his pet all new and new brands – and dog looks and feels all worse and worse…
Why? The answer is simple: even the best, in our opinion, food may not be suitable for our best dog-hence the above problems. Food can be very like us in composition, but this does not mean that it is necessarily suitable for the dog. Sometimes the best is the enemy of the good, and a rich set of ingredients causes the animal to develop severe gas, dandruff, or other problems. Each medal has two sides. For example, reducing the “output”, i.e. the volume of the stool is considered a sign of a more complete assimilation of food – in General, this is true, but do not forget that reducing the volume of the stool can provoke blockage and inflammation of the paraanal glands in the dog. If you approach the dog’s diet wisely, it does not hurt to study information about the manufacturer of the feed and the country of manufacture. Small family companies have proven themselves well in the market of dry dog food – they are founded by real animal lovers, for whom the main capital is a good name of the company.
One such company is the German firm “Bosch Tiernahrung”. This family-owned company has existed for more than 50 years, and the quality control of ingredients and finished products is so high that it no longer needs advertising.
In Russia, the Bosch feed has been popular with professional breeders and ordinary dog owners for more than 10 years. And if you once chose “Bosch” for your Pets, you will not be familiar with any interruptions in supplies, or abrupt changes in the composition of feed, sometimes negatively affecting the health of animals. Every responsible and loving owner strives to give his dog all the best.
Start with proper nutrition – and a visit to the vet.
You will remember once a year when the vaccination period is right.