INGREDIENTS, INGREDIENTS AND MORE INGREDIENTS.
With sense and with the necessary balance. The ingredients, just like in your diet, are the essential part of their nutrition. We all know the effects of a low diet in vegetables, we all know the effects of excess fat, industrial products, excess sugar... it is no different in dogs, their diet isn't so different. The key to proper nutrition in dogs is also based on what they eat, the proportions and the amounts... it cannot be otherwise.
Dog food or any dog food product or nutritional supplement, snack, biscuit, can or bar, can have very good quality or very inappropriate for any dog. Some can even be of very good quality and very appropriate for a dog, but they can be an unbalanced source of nutrients for dogs in specific states or stages.
The quality of a dog food isn't a subjective matter. We can objectively determine for ourselves whether or not a product is of quality and whether or not it's appropriate for our dog.
In this article we are going to break down and detail as much as possible all the information you need to be able to decide how you want your dog's diet to be and we are going to give you all the necessary information so that at any time you can differentiate a high-quality diet from a which isn't, with all the nuances.
DRY FOOD OR FEED, CROQUETTES.
It's normally presented in bags or sacks. They usually differentiate the products according to the stage of the dog, the size, the breed and in some cases they emphasize a deficiency, pathology, disease or special need of the dog.
The elaboration process consists of mixing all the ingredients in their state of incorporation, a homogeneous mass is obtained with the necessary level of humidity to submit
THE WET FOOD FOR DOGS.
With a process similar to that of dry feed, the goal is to obtain a tastier wet paste for the dog. In this case they are cooked in a slow process at a low temperature and then canned. Once the container is packaged and sealed, it then undergoes a sterilization process to eliminate any bacteria.
BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE RAW FOOD.
According to the literal translation, we are talking about a diet that is based on the raw intake of meat, offal, bones and a complement of fruit and vegetables.
This diet tries to assimilate the food that the ancestors of the current dog had in a natural and wild way. It's the way in which the Wolf feeds in its natural habitat.
HOMEMADE OR HOME COOKED FOOD.
It's about cooking at home and offering the necessary mixture of ingredients, nutrients and elements on a daily basis, controlling where and how they are purchased and cooking them ourselves. In many cases, even cooking some of these foods is avoided to maintain all their natural properties.