What Is Dry Dog Food?
In the 1970’s, the American Kennel Club recognized the importance of knowing what was in dry dog food. Today, the National Food Marketing Association makes the same declaration.
When we say “dry dog food,” we mean a product that contains no more than 8% water and has no meat by-products, animal fats, or sugar. These are things that can make your dog feel unwell and make it ill.
Before we go any further, let me say that there is a difference between “not so dry”just not so dry.” There are foods that are just not as dry as some, but they still contain things that we don’t want our dogs to eat.
If your dog is allergic to any of the proteins or minerals in raw eggs, you may be taking a risk feeding him/her those foods. I say this because some commercial dry dog food brands will take the quality of raw eggs out of their products.
This could affect your dog’s digestive system. You wouldn’t want to take that chance with any kind of food for your pet.
The National Food Marketing Association does not recognize dry dog food at all. They believe that the best option for you and your dog is a commercial food brand that is formulated for your dog’s dietary needs.
The National Food Marketing Association says that dry dog food is a good option for dogs that have a variety of needs. Some breeds are more sensitive to certain kinds of food, while others do not suffer from allergies.
I am not saying that dry dog food is the best thing for your dog. However, it is a fine balance of fresh ingredients that your dog can enjoy.
The danger with dry dog food is that you cannot always tell the difference between a “dry” food product and one that has already been heated. The manufacturer will make it look like the food is cooked, when it really isn’t.
There are many good commercial brand out there that are good for your dog, and if you are sure your dog is not allergic to any of the ingredients, then you can get a great bargain. With so many of these companies on the market, you should have no problem finding one that is right for you and your dog.
Most manufacturers of dry dog food will tell you that their food is perfect for puppies and kittens. The only time I would not recommend dry dog food is for adult dogs who have already had a kidney disease, or a recent surgery.
I would not recommend dry dog food for healthy older dogs. They also need to have a diet that is specific to their needs.