Dogs just like human beings also need a balanced diet. It is never enough to just feed your dogs with fancy looking commercial dog food. Not all canine foods that are advertised extensively may be good to your pet even if they promise to contain the right nutrients for a canine’s need. Choosing commercial dog food is not a difficult task since the market is actually flooded with many brands to choose from. However, canine experts advise pet owners to be very careful in feeding their dogs with these commercially made goods. There were dark secrets of dog food discovered a couple of years back that even led to big companies recalling their products from the supermarkets.

This is after incidents of canine deaths or contamination after eating commercial dog food. A responsible pet owner ought to read a guide to healthy canine food. It is important that you must know the nutritional needs of your pet and at the same time make yourself aware of ingredients that you must avoid giving to your dogs. There are many commercial dog foods that contain too much ingredients that is an excess to your dog’s balanced diet requirements. Be aware that some commercial dog food can actually cause obesity to your pet. These types of canine meals could cause your pet to become over weight and make it prone to diseases such as heart disease or diabetes.

For pet owners who want to save on their budget, they tend to settle for cheap dog food. Commercial dog food is the easiest and cheapest alternative for a pet owner. It is very convenient to buy and to feed. You don’t need to cook; all you need is to scoop and feed. It is important that dogs are fed with a balanced meal at a certain frequency that is required. It is discouraged to feed dogs with one heavy meal. It is better to feed them light meals about two times in a day. Though canines love meat, choosing the right meat is important since meats are prone to contamination as well.

A pet owner must know how to detect when his pet is suffering from a certain illness or from a certain food allergy. It is a fact that there are certain components in canine meals that may cause allergy to your dogs and even cause death in worse circumstances. When this was found out by canine experts, veterinarians and dog owners became more conscious in feeding quality food for dogs. Practicing this safe feeding method would simply show your concern towards your house pet. Show your sincere concern and love to your pet by not feeding commercial dog food that may worsen their health conditions.

The meal must contain with balanced nutrients. Dogs may look cuddly with its appearance but don’t be too confident because they might be obese. This situation is not a good one since you are just putting your dog’s health at risk. Be a conscious owner of dogs. Educate your self with the right meals to sustain a good health for your pets.

Author's Bio: 

The author of this article Alex De La Cruz is a Dog Trainer who has been successful with several dog training courses for many years. Alex decided to share his knowledge and tips through his website You can sign up for his free newsletter and enjoy a healthy and submissive dog.