What makes a healthy dog diet

15th March 2012
Beryl Shuttleworth
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A lot of people are hesitant about whether or not to give their dogs supplements – after all, we are told by the dog food manufacturers that their brand is completely balanced and absolutely no supplementation is necessary.

The truth is the only diet that is perfect for your dog is what he or she would eat in the wild – raw fresh meat, bones and connective tissue, supplemented with fresh plant and vegetable material. A diet like this would also have to be hunted in an ideal world, very different to the world we live in today, which is rife with pollution, fertilizers, insecticides, intensive farming, etc.

Dogs today suffer more than EVER before from diet related problems – allergies, joint problems and behavioural problems. Of course there are many different reasons for these problems. But, it makes one wonder – if the food we feed was perfectly balanced, would these problems be on the increase?

My advice is – know your dog. Know his or her temperament and moods, digestive habits, metabolism, stools. Observe closely. This way, you will immediately pick up a problem and you will be able to take corrective action. Some dogs will live perfectly healthily for their entire lives without ever needing a supplement. But others do need more or less constant supplementation of their diet.

the herbal pet  has developed a range of products for dogs that address some of the problems dog owners may encounter. Our products are completely natural, 100% safe and contain no harmful substances.

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