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Tips to Choosing the Right Food for your Pet

choosing the best pet food for your dogPets require the correct amounts of the right kinds of nutrients in order to grow and develop as healthy pets. While there are many kinds of commercially available pet foods, many pet owners are rather confused on which to choose.

 

Learn about the Nutritional Requirements of Your Pet

One of the most important aspects of choosing the right diet for your pet is learning about their recommended dietary requirements. You should know that different pets will require different nutrients in significantly different proportions. For example, cat food should contain more fats and animal-based proteins and less to no carbohydrates. Dogs, on the other hand, may require significantly greater amounts of carbohydrates than do cats owing to their more active nature. Dogs nonetheless require greater amounts of fats and animal-based proteins in their diets when compared to human diets.
Additionally, you also need to consider any health condition your pet may have. That is why a visit to your veterinarian is a necessity in order to find out exactly what diet your pet should be placed on. Remember that disease processes require some form of diet modification as a result of changes in the pet’s metabolism or as an effect of the disease process itself.

Check for HACCP Certification

HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points which is now becoming the standard used by pet food manufacturers in assuring the consuming public of the high quality of their pet food products. While they may cost a little more than those pet food products that are not HACCP-certified, would you compromise the quality of pet food just so you can save a few dollars? You should understand however that this certification is just a guarantee of the safety profile of the food product in relation to its manufacturing process. You still need to individually check the labels particularly the nutritional information data of these products and compare them with the dietary requirements of your pet.

Check the Packaging as well as Storage

dog food packagingJust as you are meticulous in your grocery items, it also pays to have a very keen eye for any loss of integrity in the packaging or storage of the pet food product that you intend to buy. If there are signs of tampering, it is better to look for another one. Always have the habit of closely inspecting the packaging of the food product that you are purchasing.

Choose between Commercial and Home-made Pet Food

For most pet owners commercial pet foods are more convenient, practical, and already contain the right amounts of the correct nutrients in one package. However, if you choose dry commercial pet food, there is a concern on the negligible amounts of hydration. As such, commercial wet pet foods are sometimes more preferred, although pricier than the dry variant. If you have a degree in nutrition and dietetics as well as the time to prepare, home-made pet foods are considered to be the best simply because they lack the chemical preservatives that are often found in commercially available pet food products.

Choosing the right food for your pet requires understanding of their unique nutritional needs. If you know this by heart, then choosing the correct food will be a lot easier.

Advanced Training Exercises for Dogs For New Pet Owners

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Activities with a Purpose: 

 Advanced Training Exercises for DogsAll dogs require adequate physical activity in order to maintain a stable and well balanced mental state as well as a physically fit body. When physical fitness and mental stability are achieved, it becomes a lot easier to train a dog. This is particularly useful when you aim to teach you dog a more complex or advanced dog trick.

Like humans who need constant practice or training sessions in order for them to really be good at their craft, dogs too can benefit from the performance of well-thought of training exercises designed specifically to condition your dog’s physical and mental state for the rigors of advanced dog training.

Training Exercises

Training exercises should never be confused with regular or ordinary exercises. The purpose of training exercises is to use such programmed sessions to build muscles, develop stamina and endurance, and improve agility in your dog. It also entails having the correct mindset necessary to carry out more complex tasks later on.

In advanced dog training classes, it is the establishment of a correct mindset that is most important. If you can train your dog to focus on the task at hand, it will be a breeze to train him. Furthermore, if exercise is intended to meet his most basic need for mobility so that his muscles will not atrophy, training exercises are intended to increase the intensity and frequency of regular exercises to develop stronger bones, more toned muscles, and greater stamina which can prove very important in dog obedience shows as well as agility competitions.

Advanced Training Exercises for Dogs

Advanced Training Exercises for DogsPreparing your dog for competition or even for service means you have to understand their unique temperaments and their overall mental disposition. You need to be able to safely say that your dog can be relied upon to comply with all the commands that will be issued. This is why it is necessary to keep on practicing until your dog gets a certain degree of mastery of commands.

Here is a list of the more common advanced dog training exercises you can perform with your dog. It is important to remember that, like all dog training sessions, you will need lots of praises and a bunch of healthful doggie treats.

  • Calling your dog to come towards you and then stopping him midway by commanding him to sit or down. Wait about ten seconds before your recall your dog again towards you.

 

  • Taking your dog on a heeling exercise up and down stairs or some other terrain slightly unfamiliar to your dog.

 

  • Practicing the finish command where you train your dog to move around behind you and go into a heel position.

 

  • Increasing the number of distractions during training sessions will help train your dog to disregard the distractions and keep focus on the task at hand.

 

 

  • Increasing the level of difficulty of you calling your dog by hiding behind a tree or simply staying out of your dog’s sight.

 

  • Training your dog to refuse food from strangers or persons other than you.

Like all training for dogs, consistency and positive reinforcement is the key to ensuring success. As all dogs are trainable, it is all a matter of personal commitment and dedication to what you are doing.