Just like humans, dogs require a well-balanced diet to keep them healthy and active. Imagine how susceptible to illness you could be if you cut natural vitamins out of your diet, or how little energy you’d have if you cut out power-boosting foods that are high in protein.
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You know that getting enough protein is part of eating a well-balanced diet for humans. But did you know the same applies to your dog? When you feed your dog the proper amount and type of protein, he can make and maintain all the protein-containing tissues and molecules in his body, which include muscle, skin, hair, antibodies and hormones, explains Jennifer Coates, DVM, a veterinary consultant in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Have you ever snuck food under the table for an eager dog? Or have you let him have a bite, a lick off your plate or finish the rest of your meal? It’s a kind gesture, but there are many foods bad for dogs including certain fruits, vegetables and even bread. If you’ve ever wondered, “Is sourdough bread bad for dogs?,” find out the answer here and the reasons why.
We want to treat our dogs like family and that means feeding our dogs the very best.
Human-grade dog food is one of the many healthy diet options. Some of it looks just as good as people food, even though human-grade dog food is NOT meant for human consumption.
We put together a test of sorts using Tylee’s human-grade dog food to see whether you can tell the difference between human-grade dog food and actual human food. Tylee’s recipes are fully cooked, frozen meals made with real, whole foods. Can you tell which of the following are people food and which are Tylee’s dog food?
As a horse owner, you’re always striving to take the best possible care of your horse. With that comes seemingly endless things to learn and decisions to be made, including what to feed him. A healthy diet is based on good forage—hay and/or pasture. Beyond that, you can feed him grain or other bagged concentrate to add calories to the diet.
When it comes to making your dog happy—we’re talking about the vigorously wiggling tail kind of happy—a tasty treat usually will do the trick. But what if a dog treat could do more than just drive that furry tail into full wag mode and shift those salivary glands into drool overdrive? What if you could make a dog treat “count” more toward your dog’s wellness?
Cat parents understand that nutrition plays a vital role in feline health. What you may not realize is the fundamental importance of a high-protein diet. Cats are obligate carnivores, which means that animal tissue is a biological requirement for them to enjoy good health. Left to their own devices, cats typically seek out mice, birds or other critters as food.
Grain-free cat food options are purported to be some of the best cat food options out there. Some manufacturers even go as far as to say grain-free cat foods are closer to a wild cat’s diet. Your cat might act like a big tiger, but should he eat like one too?
A clean diet is one of the most popular human dietary trends, and for good reason. Far from being a fad, a clean eating diet encompasses tried-and-true tenets, like avoiding highly-processed foods, and focuses the diet on whole foods that are free from contaminants—as close to their natural state as possible.