How Should My Pet Eat?

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The household ration, or home-cooked meal, is a quite feasible option for a dog. However, we must be careful to balance the ration, in order to provide the right nutrients, in sufficient quantity to our pets without being too excessive.  Nadine Gourkow definitely has some steps that she puts into practice that enables her pets to be free and strong.  Here are some tips that one may want to follow regarding nutrition for our pets.  Nutrition is mainly based on a sufficient intake of nutrients as well as energy (calories), of course with balance and structure. We must take into consideration the specific needs of the dog, as they are surely different from our own! There are about 50 different nutrients required in order to feed a dog! Therefore, a balanced diet cannot be overemphasized. It is not easy to obtain that balanced diet, but an unbalanced diet can lead to long-term health problems. An example to this would be the fact that dogs usually draw much more energy from animal proteins therefore an animal’s ration must have more meat in comparison to human beings.  What we can learn from this is that you should not give exactly what we eat to a pet animal due to their specific needs. You may choose to increase or decrease their dosage.   Each food provides some of the needs, and it is necessary to measure, depending on the weight and activity of his dog, the amount of each food to provide. It is common to have to add vitamin-mineral supplements to obtain a perfect balance.


What To Give To My Dog

 ·         According to Nadine, meat is typically the main source of protein and energy for dogs and cats, that are carnivores, they need these types of nutrients to keep them active and alert. ·         Vegetable oil, to cover the basic needs when it comes to lipids and essential fatty acids (be careful not to cook this oil).·         A little starch (rice, pasta), which must be cooked, for carbohydrate needs·         Green vegetables, also cooked, provide fiber, water, trace elements, and increases the volume of the meal (for more satiety).·         Finally, a mineral-vitamin supplement to cover the trace elements not provided in this diet: calcium and phosphorus as a priority. It is very important not to neglect these dietary supplements: I meet a lot of household rations or BARF who do not have any and this may cause deficiencies in the medium-long term, with effects on health. There are other types of nutrients that you may use but for now you have to choose a few foods from these categories, and then determine the dose to give, based on the weight, activity, and physiological status of your dog.