Many dog people make greater efforts to satisfy their dog's nutritional needs than their own, and most people want the best for their pet
Your small breed dog might think he is one of the big dogs, but when it comes to dinnertime his nutritional needs are unique. He needs a diet specially formulated for small dogs to help him feel and act his best. Unfortunately, finding the best dog food for small breeds is not always easy. We have a few tips to help make your search for the perfect canine cuisine easier.
Finding the best food for small breed adults is tricky. There are a lot of options claiming to offer your dog the best nutritional package in a variety of price ranges. You can narrow your search by asking your veterinarian what brands he or she recommends. Veterinarians have access to the latest research on dog nutrition as well as pet food recalls, which makes them a valuable resource during this decision-making process. Depending on your dog’s health, your vet might recommend a specific food or several brands that he or she feels offer the best food for small breeds.
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I hope that what follows is not a recipe plan but rather an outline of what I have learned in my years of study and observation. This is the way I choose to feed my dogs. I don’t know if it is the right way, nor does anyone else. I certainly do not advocate this as the only way to raw feed, nor would I condemn people who choose to feed differently. As you will learn, there really are only a few hard and fast rules in nutrition and unfortunately, the more you learn, the more you discover that you really don’t know much at all. So you roll with the punches and do the best you can with the knowledge you have at the time.The first step toward determining the best nutrient profile to feed your dog with CHF is to work with your veterinarian to determine what, if any, other medical conditions might be present in your dog. For instance, hypothyroidism, chronic kidney disease, and obesity are common in older dogs. Any or all of these conditions may be present and would benefit from good nutritional choices. The key to success is understanding which disease takes precedence.Most canine nutritionists and veterinarians agree that using commercial dog food is still the best way to ensure a complete and balanced diet to optimize dog’s health . The trick is in knowing which dog food is best for your pet.Hi Gina, The Dog Cancer Survival Guide does not have the detail of recipes for dogs with mast cell tumors, and as we’ve noted in this post, Dr Dressler points out that you only need to restrict histamine enhancing foods if there is an itching problem. So if you can use this blog, and the recommended food lists in it, and use the Dog Cancer Diet as in the book, you can select the best ingredients for your dog IF you find a need to reduce histamine foods. We all become mini-experts in the nutrition of our own dogs, and after all, isn’t that the absolute best way?