Nutrition is key to taking care of the health of our dogs and ensuring that they have a healthy diet . In today's blog we are going to talk about types of feed that exist so that you have a clearer idea on the subject and choose the one that best suits your pet.
This type of feed has between 6 and 10% moisture. It is one of the most demanded feeds on the market, mainly due to its affordable cost, good durability and easy cleaning.
One of the main advantages of this type of feed is that it contains few calories and carbohydrates that make the animal less fat, in addition to carrying different meats that provide the necessary protein for the dog.
On the other hand, it is also worth noting the oral hygiene that this type of feed provides. The dryness of its composition helps to eliminate food remains that cause the appearance of tartar or harmful bacteria for the dog.
However, when choosing the feed, it is important to make sure that it has a good quality of nutrients that ensure a healthy diet . In addition, since it is a feed with low humidity, it is important that if you decide to feed your pet with this feed, you make sure to hydrate it well by giving it a drink.
This type of feed has between 23 and 40% moisture and, unlike dry feed, it is much more palatable to the animal and contains more protein of animal origin.
It is important to know that wet and dry feed are interchangeable and that it is advisable to insist more on dry feed since wet food, although more palatable for the animal and of quality, is not so good for the good condition of the gums and teeth. . This type of feed may be a better option for more mature dogs.
Canned food can be up to 80% moisture. It is usually a high-quality product with higher levels of meat, protein, sodium, fat and phosphorus, but keep in mind that the more water the food has, the lower the proportion of nutrients.
I think without artificial preservatives, grain or organic.
For those pet owners who want to provide a more specific and personalized diet for their dog, there is also a wide variety of different feeds without artificial, grain or organic preservatives, which stand out for their high quality components. Of course, these types of feed play at a great disadvantage by having a very short expiration date.
I think vegetarian.
For those owners who opt for a vegetarian diet for their dog. It is important to note that each one has nutritional deficiencies and difficulties that, if not balanced properly, can harm the health of the animal. There are 4 types:
Lacto-ovo-vegetarian diets: do not contain meat but include game and dairy products.
Lacto-vegetarian diets: they do not contain meat or eggs but do include dairy products.
Ovo-vegetarian diets: they do not contain meat or dairy products but they do include eggs.
Vegan diets: they do not carry any products derived from the animal.
Finally, it is important to note that in addition to knowing all the feed options that exist for your pet, it is essential to bear in mind that each dog has different physiological needs that must be met with the appropriate feed: breed, size, weight, age, etc.
At Mellerware we have the necessary equipment for your pet to enjoy the best meals. Take a look at our automatic drinkers and feeders , and make your dog's diet easier to manage!