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Navigating the Huge Variety of Different Dog Foods

If you had a family dog growing up, your pet may have had a diet of table scraps or bagged kibble. Now, more dog owners are trying to feed their dogs healthy and nutritious foods. The pet food aisles are bursting with so many options it can be overwhelming to sort through all of the brands. Dogs have individual needs, and dog foods aren't one-size-fits-all. Before selecting a diet type for your dog, you need to consider several factors such as: • How old is your dog? He may require special nutrients in his food at an older age. • Does your dog need to lose or put on weight? Several foods on the market help your dog bulk up or slim down. • Does your dog have any health problems? Dogs with cancer, diabetes, allergies, etc, may need specialized diets. • How much can you afford for dog food each month? Even though good dog food isn't cheap, you’ll want to get the best you can afford. Raw Diet Raw diets for dogs have grown in popularity and are closest to a dog's natural d...

 


Tips for Choosing the Best Supplies for Your Pet

The pet market is a billion-dollar industry, with surveys estimating Americans spend over $55 billion on their pets each year. There are so many treats, toys, beds, dog food and supplies that it can be overwhelming to know what you need for your pet. It can be difficult to know what your dog really needs now and what can wait until later. Basics and Comfort Three things your dog will certainly need are a collar, leash and identification tags. Many cities have leash laws, so a leash and collar are necessities. There may also be laws requiring you to register your pet and prove she has all the necessary shots. Your dog also obviously needs food; though you probably don’t need to buy a fancy brand. Stick with feeding your dog one type of food, whether it be canned, dry, or raw. Make your decision based on your pet's needs and consult with your vet, if necessary. Sturdy water and food dishes are also a great purchase, to save yourself clean-up from spills. Treats for your dog are a great way to reward ...

 


Tips for Feeding Your Pet Parrot

It's feeding time at the aviary. But you're a new parrot owner and you're wondering what do I feed my parrot? How often does he eat? How do I go about feeding my parrot? Well, wonder no more, here's the how to in proper parrot feeding. What To Feed Your Parrot First of all you can't just feed your parrot bird seed. Even a good bird seed. They need a diet that consists of a good seed, pellets, and fruits and vegetables as well. You will need to know what your particular species of parrot is to really know exactly what the best diet is, but no matter what it cannot be just seed. Each species has different foods it will consume based on the area they are from and what was available to them. As a general rule, if it's healthy for humans then your parrot can eat it too. However, stay away from foods high in salt and sugar. Also no parrots should ever have chocolate, alcohol, avocado, or rhubarb. A good well rounded parrot diet will consist of protein, whole grains, vegetables that contain Vitamin A, as well as...

 




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