Natural Dog Foods For Beagles

By: Richard Cussons

There are many ways to keep your Beagles healthy. Feeding them with nutritionally balanced food is one way of keeping them healthy as well as happy. So what are these nutritious foods? How am I going to make sure that my dog gets the required foods essential for his health.

There are many issues regarding commercial dog foods, homemade dog foods and natural dog foods. The use of commercial dog food is very common to most dog owners nowadays. It is for the simple reason that it is readily available in most grocery and pet supply stores. All you have to do is buy a pack or two from your favorite pet supply store, open the package and pour the contents in your dog's food dish. Easy isn't it? Feeding your Beagles isn't that hard after all.

But then despite the convenience this type of food offers, you can not guarantee that your dog gets the essential nutrients his body needed.

Some brands of commercial dog foods are recalled because it was found out that they contain preservatives. Dog food manufacturers claim that their products are preservative-free. But actually, almost all commercial dog food in the market contains ethoxyquin. A powerful and toxic chemical that can cause kidney and liver damage, hair loss, blindness, leukemia, cancerous skin lesions, fetal abnormalities and chronic diarrhea. The claim on preservative-free dog food is therefore one of the manufacturer's advertising strategies to increase sales and profit.

That is one of the reasons why more dog owners are switching to natural homemade dog food. With homemade dog food, you can be sure that your Beagles get not just healthy but also safe foods. The only concern with natural dog food is the preparation. Dog owners, especially those who are busy and have countless other things to do think that preparing this food takes a lot of time and effort. Seek for your vet's advice before anything else. You can ask your veterinarian for tips on how to prepare your dog's food easily and correctly.

Being a good dog owner is not just about playing with your dog, praising him for every good behavior or making him look good. A good dog owner ensures good over-all condition of his pet. Always remember to read product labels carefully. There are only few safe products you can give your dog. So be careful! Then, learn how to make healthy dog food. Generally, the food should contain 40% protein, 30% starch and 30% fiber.

Give your Beagles the right kind of food and expect him to live healthierFree Articles, longer and happier.

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