Since the large pet food recall occurred people have started to look at buying or making natural dog food. In the pet food recall it was found that tainted ingredients imported from China were the cause of the illnesses and deaths of pets. By making or buying natural dog food the owner can be confident that their dog is getting healthy food which is not tainted with harmful substances.
Buying Natural Dog Food
There are many pet food stores and internet sites that advertise Natural Dog Food. Buying the food will certainly be easier than making it but will probably prove to be quite costly. For example, Life’s Abundance Premium Health Food for Dogs is a great quality dog food but will cost about fifty dollars for a forty pound bag. This dog food has such ingredients as chicken, catfish, fresh fruits and vegetables, and select farm products. It is costly but for those who can afford Life’s Abundance it will be a great food for their dogs.
Flint River Ranch Dog Food offers several varieties of their natural dog foods and these also will run about fifty dollars for forty pound bags. The food comes in several flavors including fish and chips (trout and sweet potato) style. Flint River has food for all age dogs that will provide great nutrition and great flavor.
Canidae Dog Food is another natural dog food that offers great nutrition for any dog. This food will cost a little less at about forty dollars for forty pounds. There are four types of food that come in dry or canned styles. Canidae offers the All Life Stages, Platinum, Lamb and Rice, and the Chicken and Rice formulas for the pet owner to choose from. For a pet owner who wishes to buy natural dog food these three companies offer great choices and there are other brands with good selections as well.
Making Natural Dog Food
If a person chooses to make there own natural dog food there are many great recipes available on the internet and in pet care books and magazines. A person can even get ideas for recipes by just looking at the ingredients listed in other natural dog food products. Making natural dog food can be time consuming but is worth the time and trouble to provide great nutrition for a best friend. The pet owner will notice within a short time of starting the new diet that the pet seems to have more energy, is more content, and has healthier skin and coat. Natural dog food will help the pet to live a longer and more satisfying life.