Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Vitamin and Mineral Must-Haves in Dog Food

If you really love your dogs, you will pay more attention to what they are eating. Get into the habit of reading the backs of your dog food labels, where the ingredients and nutritional information can be found. Look for the essential nutrients and minerals that dogs need in their meals to stay healthy. Here's a really useful infographic from LabradorTrainingHQ.com that could guide you in deciding what to feed your dog.

Dogs need Vitamins A and E, both of which are antioxidants and help in boosting their immune system. Carrots and eggs are great sources of these vitamins. They also require calcium for strong bones for all the moving around they do. It also helps rebuild muscles that have gotten worn out muscles from their activities. Milk is a great calcium source, but if your dog can't process dairy, tofu and dark green veggies like kale and broccoli are rich in calcium as well. Their bones are also strengthened with the help of Vitamin D which aids in absorbing calcium. Vitamin D can be found in fish and meat.

Feeding your dog with the right kinds of foods on a daily basis boosts their immune system and helps them stay strong, healthy, and happy. And strong, healthy, and happy dogs live longer.

Check out the infographic below.


About the Author: James has a black lab named Diana, who inspires his writings in LabradorTrainingHQ.com. A nutritionist by profession, he's an advocate for balanced meals that have the right vitamins and minerals, whether they be his or his dog's.

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