Food and Diet. Introduction.
My dog receives a varied diet of processed dog food, dog treats and chews and table scrap tit-bits. I also make food especially for her. She is currently in optimum health. However, we have had dogs in the past that have been recommended for special diets due to health problems. Many of these diets have been expensive, highly processed tinned food diets.
My past experience, as a nutritionist and dog breeder, a veterinary nurse and a seeing eye dog trainer, tells me there is a better way of trying to restore health to an animal than by feeding them commercially processed food.
Certainly dogs with allergies, pancreatitis, weakened kidneys, heart and liver disease and hunting, breeding and show dogs will dogs have their own special nutrient requirements.
None of the suggestions I make are to be taken as veterinary advice for your dog. It is purely meant as an aid to preparing the diet in a natural less processed way. Talk this over with your dog’s medical provider, and follow their medical advice where your dog’s health is concerned.
I will be continuing this blog about dog health and dog nutrition in further posts.
The Guide Dog organizations will usually give excellent advise about dog nutrition.