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Common Myths Of Dog Food

Protein is dangerous for dog's kidney

Some owners avoid giving their dogs enough protein because they think it may affect them. Every dog requires protein. It provides the building blocks for the development of cells, nerve function, muscle, bone, and body mass, and it is essential for the healing of wounds. A dog whose food is lacking in protein will go underweight and develop a poor coat. The amount your dog needs, however, is dependent on his breed, age, health, and rate of movement. Although a high protein diet raises urea levels, which makes the kidneys work harder. The kidneys of a dog are harmed by a high-protein diet. Because of this, a dog may readily accept a diet that contains 30% or more protein. Also, the quality of the protein is more important than how much of it is in your dog's food. Meat sources provide the best quality protein.

Bone is harmful for dog

Dogs love to chew on bones, and occasionally owners don't offer them because they think it would hurt them. However, the way you give them the bone certainly matters more than anything else. The bone may hurt your dog if it is cooked and soft, but if it is raw and hard, it won't hurt your dog. Give your pet uncooked bones at all times so that he can enjoy them without being hurt.

Human food is harmful for dog

The majority of human meals are safe for dogs, allowing you to feed them from your plate. However, we can not feed them every type of food we consume.

Some common food which you shouldn’t feed your dog:-

  • Raisins

  • Chocolate

  • Grapes

  • Macadamia Nuts

  • Onions

  • Avocado

  • Caffeine

  • Garlic

Dry dog food is always best

Your dog is more likely to gain weight if you don't watch your intake of processed food because dry food has a larger fat content than wet food. It's crucial to be aware of this issue because obesity is among the most frequent health problems that affect dogs and can easily develop into other problems.

Grains are bad for dogs

Corn in particular has a negative reputation for being a cheap source of calories in poor quality pet meals. These ingredients are indeed affordable. But carbohydrates are part of a healthy diet. Grain-free dishes only use an alternative carbohydrate source, such potato, in place of grains. Therefore, the presence of grains in food does not necessarily indicate their quality or healthfulness.

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