How to Avoid Contaminated Dog Food

I'm believe you remember the horrors of the Pet Food Recall of 2007, and if you want to prevent tainted dog food in the future, you will want to pay close attention to the information in this article. I'm going to show you why the commercial brands are dangerous, what ingredients should be in your dog's food, which foods you should never give your dog, and how to make your dog's meals yourself. When you're done with this article, you will always be sure that if there is ever another recall, your dog won't be in any danger.

Stop feeding your dog commercial food
The best way to prevent tainted dog food in the future is to stay away from the source - commercial brands. It's the least healthy food you can give your dog. Even at it's best, it is still toxic. The industry isn't regulated very well so they can get away with a lot of deceptive practices. For example, the meat in the store brands can consist of euthanized dogs that may still have some of the chemicals and poisons in them, road kill, and by-products that are unfit for human consumption and have very little nutritional value. They can also contain fillers like corn, which dogs cannot digest. I'm sure you can see how easily these dangerous products can become contaminated. To prevent tainted dog food, always avoid them completely.

Learn what foods and ingredients are healthy for dogs
Fortunately, we don't need to depend on commercial brands to nourish our dogs. There are many foods that we can buy that are much healthier. Among those foods are chicken, turkey, fish, beef, and eggs. They should always be cooked thoroughly, never given raw. These whole foods are great natural sources of protein. Other healthy ingredients are vegetables such as celery, spinach, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, and peas. Another important component of a dog's diet is starch. This requirement can be satisfied with cooked potatoes or brown rice. Using these foods is a great way to ensure that your dog is getting the proper nutrition. But not all healthy people foods are good for dogs.

Find out what foods and Ingredients to avoid and why
It's essential to know what foods are not good for dogs. Bones of any kind are very dangerous because they can splinter and choke your dog or the sharp fragments can become lodged in or puncture his intestines. Definitely stay away from feeding your dog chocolate, grapes, and raisins. They are toxic to dogs. In addition, milk products are bad because dogs don't have enough of the proper enzyme to digest them properly. Corn should also be avoided because dogs can't digest it at all. Can you believe it's the main filler for many commercial dog foods? Other ingredients to steer clear of include onions, garlic, macadamia nuts, avocados, white bread, white rice, and any food that is going bad. Please remember that dogs are not garbage disposals.

Learn how to prepare your dog's food yourself

It's not as hard as you think as there are many recipes that you can find to make fresh, natural meals for your dog. And since you know what ingredients you can use and what you shouldn't use, you can prepare his food with confidence and peace of mind. It's nice to know what is actually in the food you are giving your dog. Not only will he love it, but he will also be healthier, more active, and will live longer. Your beloved K-9 companion is definitely worth the effort.

You have just learned the 4 simple steps to prevent tainted dog food. Remember to stop feeding your dog the commercial brands, feed him healthy whole foods, keep far away from ingredients that are bad for dogs, and begin making your dog's meals yourself. Armed with this important information, you should now be able to easily make your dog's meals and rest assured that you are doing everything in your power to prevent tainted dog food from ever being a problem in your household again.

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