Diet change to prevent and fight off the Mange

The day before I got my pup I went on a shopping spree.  I went to WalMart and bought a dogloo, treats, toys and food.  I picked a puppy food from IAMS due to the idea that IAMS was a premium dog food.

Don't feed your dog this!

Deceptive crap!

I had no clue, if you want the skinny go to the dogfoodproject.com.  Basically what I learned is that mass produced dog food from companies such as (IAMS, Eukanuba, Alpo, Old Roy, Purina, Science Diet) are all competing on price and marketing.  The quality is not there and even though your dog could live a long

Good Stuff!

Good Stuff!

healthy life, he wont be at his best.  These companies use a grain like corn as the primary protein source due to how cheap it is opposed to deboned meat.  These brands are not interested in your pet, just your money.  These brands use the cheapest products to meet the standards and wrap it up with crappy synthetic vitamins and put a cute dog on the label.  Do not buy a dog food from the grocery store, the worst of what brands have to offer is there.  Look for dog foods with Deboned chicken, fish, or beef as the number 1 ingredient.  Many brands use a carbohydrate as the primary ingredient

Evo

due to it being cheaper and acts a good filler.  Dogs are meat eaters by nature and even though some grains can be good a diet consisting of primarily meat, vegetables, fruits is ideal.  Additionally dogs have a much shorter digestive tract than humans their stomachs are intended to break down protiens.  Many grains put in dog foods due more harm than good.  The grains that are acceptable for a dogs diet are Barley, brown rice and oatmeal.  The new pet foods on the market iskibble with the ingredients that a dog would eat in the wild, like a wolf.  Mange can possibly develop if you dog is allergic to some grains in their diet leading to a poor immune system and stress.   Many companies (Orijen, Evo) are offering grain free diets with fruits, vegetables, potatos and tapioca as the carbohydrate sources.  You dont need to offer a grain free diet to feed your pet well, just a brand that uses quality ingredients and is AAFCO certified.  Below is a list of brands that I would proudly feed my dog.  I currently feed my Dog Orjen Puppy Large Breed grain free diet.  The food does cost about 20% more, yet your dog will eat less due to the increased amount of quality protiens/calories and he/she will be more energetic.

If you want to feed your dog the best food possible I recommend Primal Pet Foods, I supplement my dogs diet with this stuff.  Stop by the site if you would like to find out more!

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