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A GUIDE TO DOG FOODS

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HERE IS A GUIDE TO DOG FOODS

Here is the link:

http://www.reviews.com/dog-food/

Our Rescue was asked to offer this group a forum to put up information regarding dog foods. We do not have any role in this analysis nor do we benefit in any way from what is shown there.
The fact is that we use Costco Kirkland Salmon and Sweet Potatoes for our pets and for those in rescue. There are a great many pet foods, some good some crap but the owner and their vet should be involved in choosing the right for for that special family member to kiim them healthy and happy throughout their lives.


DOG FOOD VERIFICATION


"Verifying all the ingredients in your food are “safe” doesn’t always mean they are optimal or even healthy for your dog. Dogs need the right combination of protein, fat, moisture, fiber, and nutrients to live healthy, happy lives. The wrong ingredients in the wrong combinations can lead to a host of health problems, both physical and mental.

Digestive problems, including bloat and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), are symptomatic of poor ingredients that don’t contain enough whole, unprocessed foods. Food allergies can also lead to digestive issues — many of the experts we reached out to have seen evidence that dogs are sensitive to wheat and corn, both popular fillers.

Obesity is on the rise in dogs. One main reason for this is overfeeding, but many of the experts we talked to were quick to point out that poor grain-based ingredients are also to blame.

Physical problems are only half of it. There was a unanimous consensus among trainers and behaviorists we talked to that poor diet causes mental health issues in dogs, including poor temperament and lack of focus. Marc Abraham elaborates: “Certain popular pet food brands on the market contain extra colorings, additives, and E numbers that, in my opinion, can affect behavior, leading to hyperactivity and difficulty with training.

That's why Reviews.com conducted an extensive study on over 2,000 dog food formulas. You can see their resource here: http://www.reviews.com/dog-food/”