Friday, September 26, 2008

Dog Food

Dogs are said to have only around 2000 taste buds on their tongues, whereas humans have up 9000! This however does not mean that dog’s are not fussy about what they eat, if you have a dog you are sure to know that there are just some foods, and even some dog food, that your little pooch just won’t touch. So finding the right dog food for your dog can at times involve a bit of work.

Dog food is your pet’s best source of nutrition so when you are choosing a brand or type the best thing to do is to look out for veterinary endorsed brands of dog food. These will be guaranteed to have the essential ingredients to keep your dogs digestive system in check, to keep their internal organs filled with the correct minerals and nutrients and will also be foods that can sustain them right through life ensuring a healthy puppy that grows into a strong adult that will see through their senior years in good health.

Some vet endorsed and specialist formulated dog food brands available in South Africa are: Vet’s Choice, Royal Canine and Eukanuba. Remember that for specific health requirements you can speak to your vet about the best dog food options and try speciality dog foods such as Royal Canine Veterinary Diet that are designed to protect your pet’s health.