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Merrick's Canned Dog Food is a Great Alternative to Rx Foods for Dogs with Diabetes.
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J.J. – For all your questions about puppy feeding, probably best to do some internet searches so you can figure out raw food variety for balanced diets, especially for calcium and phosphorus ratios. Raw fed puppies and dogs generally get raw meat and bones every day. Many also get a raw bone to gnaw on every day. Some people regularly alternate raw protein sources, including whole eggs and fish. For puppies, I’d probably not give a bone that was too dense until the teeth and mouth have matured. If I knew better when my dog was a puppy, he would sure get a raw meaty bone every day!
Like Mike P says, teeth are whiter and cleaner and there is no mouth odor. Breath is fresh!
Homemade diets using human foods do need to be balanced for a dogs nutritional needs but with a little research this can easily be done.
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Our understanding regarding how best to feed (or not feed) dogs with pancreatitis has undergone significant changes over the last few years. Back when I was in veterinary school in the 1990s, we learned that dogs with pancreatitis should be fasted for 24-48 hours. This protocol was based on a reasonable assumption — food passing through the intestinal tract would stimulate the pancreas to secrete digestive enzymes, thereby increasing pancreatic inflammation. But I had to be sure if it was OK for him to eat. After all, I’d always heard that canned dog food wasn’t as good for dogs as kibble.
Photo provided by FlickrNow, I know it looks like I’ve forgotten to mention how kibble can be better for your dog’s teeth than canned food.
Photo provided by FlickrA U.K.-based vegan company, Benevo makes both canned and dry food for dogs as well as various treats.
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Authors of the study, published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, took 14 dogs who were all used to eating food stored in a bag, then fed them canned food. When the dogs ate canned food—even a brand represented as —for just two weeks, their blood levels of BPA increased.Canned dog food tends to be more palatable to dogs because it is made primarily of protein and fat, with few carbohydrates. It is also more easily digested, making backyard cleanup minimal. The palatability and digestibility of canned food may also make it the right choice for finicky eaters or dogs with certain illnesses. The downside is the soft, smooth texture of canned food, which doesn't give your pooch an opportunity to do the crunching that can help clean his teeth. And, smaller breed dogs that often eat canned food have more crowded teeth, providing areas where plaque and tartar easily accumulate.Dry kibble does have some advantages over canned foods—including distinct benefits for your dog's oral health. Chewing kibble helps to keep your dog's teeth healthy by reducing plaque and tartar buildup. That's why kibble eaters tend to have better breath than those who chow down exclusively on canned food. Dry food also provides the necessary chew and crunch that dogs have craved since their primal pack days, a time when chewing and crunching were a stress-relieving sign of power.Remember, canned food is perishable and can only be left opened and out of the refrigerator for a short period of time. Therefore, any food left in your dog's bowl more than 1–2 hours should be discarded.Heavily-processed fast foods (burgers, fries, tacos, etc.) as a big diet component can cause major health problems in people. How can fast foods be good for dogs?Kibble begins as a dry cooked meal whereas canned food is canned fresh. Kibble is exposed to more heat than canned (destroying nutrients). Worse yet, kibble is linked to kidney and bladder problems in cats, and to bloat, a deadly problem especially for large, broad-chested dogs. It’s also dehydrating. Of course, canned isn’t perfect either. Fresh is best, raw or cooked. Next best is frozen prepared food and then dehydrated and freeze dried foods, all available at better pet stores.