Diet is very important to your pet's health. A lot of pet foods list the main ingredient of their pet food as "Chicken bi-product" or "Corn." Dogs, like humans, cannot digest corn and it provides us with little natural vitamins. Bi-product is the left-overs of the chicken when everything good has been stripped from it. Is the not very appealing? Pet food companies claim their food will help your dog live a healthy life, that may not be as true as they would like it to be.
If it's so bad, why do our dogs eat it?
It's actually for the same reason dogs will eat their own poop. The dog food is lathered with flavoring. Flavoring that tastes the same when it comes out as when it went in. So, to your dog, its poop is the same as what he gets in his dog dish. Yum!
What should I feed my pet?
One should feed their pet only the best and most simple dog foods. The main ingredient in your pet food should be chicken, beef, fish or lamb. No bi-products or added flavors. These foods have so much natural nutrients that you will have to feed your pet a smaller amount. Less food means less poop and less clean up. These foods also let your dog's poop smell and taste the way poop should, meaning your pup is less likely to munch on his waste.
Make sure to check out labels, and love your pet by feeding them the best pet foods. Also, check out Petflow.com, for all your pet food needs!