Since making the decision to go back to my healthy ways of eating I have felt so much better. Making the choice to eat the right food though sometimes is not so easy. Lucky for my dogs, I make that choice for them all the time. Do you do the same for your dog?
Do You Know Where Your Dog’s Food Comes From… How About The Food You Eat?
Processed, processed, processed. That’s pretty much all most people and dogs eat. Even when you know better it’s a difficult thing to stay away from. Even the healthiest of grocery stores feature choices that in the long run have come down the line of quite processed.
Dog food on the other hand, pretty much all of it is processed. Hmmmm, our dogs seem to be getting sick earlier in life. Wonder if there is a relationship with all the processed food?
Unless you are feeding an entirely raw diet you are going to end up feeding your dog processed food. That being the case it is important to find out what is in the processing, who processes it (big business or companies concerned with the health of your dog), and what ingredients are actually included.
The Truth About Dog Food
Not all dog food companies are the same and unfortunately you’ll find those that have the most beautiful advertising suggesting a healthy diet are not providing the nutrition they claim. The next time you reach for the most advertised brand think again about the mission. Is it your dog’s health or it is the advertising that is helping you make the decision to feed your dog a certain brand.
An example of “oh my I didn’t know that” about this very popular dog food brand is in this story: Dead Frog in Dog Food
There are many good choices out there, including feeding your dog whole real food. A great resource to help with the truth about dog food and your knowledge base can be found at K9 Cuisine: Rate Your Dog’s Food
Is Real Food a Good Idea for My Dog
If processed isn’t good for humans, and dogs weren’t ”created“ eating processed I would say absolutely, without a doubt real food is a good idea for your dog. There are some foods that are in fact toxic or dangerous for your dog. Sometimes very simple foods like grapes can cause serious damage to your dog’s system. There is a partial list of foods you shouldn’t give your dog here: Holiday Food: The Good and The Bad
Though I do give my dogs real food I found a really interesting and thought provoking article about mixing kibble and real food at the same time here: Why Mixing Kibble and Raw May Be a Bad Idea The idea of how it digests makes total sense.
Many of my private clients whom I coach with their dog ask what I feed my own dogs. The truth of the matter is I’m a combo gal. I’d love to feed real food all the time, but with travel, training, writing and play I have to go with the combination. Wysong is my choice simply because of how and where it is made. You can find tons of information on their website. I feed real food in a separate meal now.
I will say the shipping is a bit much to pay, but I will also say that through much research and trying different food with my own dogs who I go all out for health and fitness wise, they look and act the best on this one. So it’s worth it. Not only that, my female 3 year old Labrador Retriever had the beginnings of incontinence from spaying has cleared up since putting her back on Wysong. Yep, on Wysong clear, tried something else, wet spots, back on Wysong she stopped. It was a good test.
No scientific testing or laboratory stats on my part. I’m just saying it worked and my Weimaraner and Lab get comments about how great they look all the time. As far as how they feel, intuition says….. rockin!
Do your research and know what you are feeding your dog and why. Many good choices here so leave a comment and let me know what’s working for your dog… or what questions you may have about diet, nutrition and how to keep your dog fit and healthy.