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How to create a proper diet for your dog, is a question many dog owners ask. A regulated diet is important for the survival of any species.  The object of managing a diet is so that the basic nutritional needs of the animal is met by providing the right amount of carbohydrate, protein and fat in the correct proportions, to maintain an ideal body weight.

As a rule, we talk about correct diet in relation to humans, but your vet will tell you that it’s just as important to create a proper diet for your dog.

Like humans, dogs need the right combination of the basic food groups in order to have a healthy life span. It’s also necessary to control the kinds of food that dogs eat, or they could end up being obese.

Included in a proper diet for your dog are the proper minerals and vitamins. These essential health items should be incorporated into the dog’s daily food in order to keep him healthy, and to maintain a shiny, healthy-looking coat.

So, if you want to know how to create a proper diet for your dog, here are some tips:

1. Meat should not be the only food included in the dog’s diet.

In reality, dogs are carnivorous. The dog’s body is especially designed to generate growth and energy from meat products. However, dogs need fibre too to help them digest their food properly, and carbohydrates to provide them with the added energy that they need.

So, it is better if dog owners normally feed their dogs with the usual dog foods available on the market, and occasionally give them “real” foods where meat, fibre, and carbohydrates are present.

2. Dogs need minerals and vitamins.

Like humans, dogs need a complex combination of minerals and vitamins. These are needed to maintain the lustre and shine of their coats and to ensure healthy gums and teeth.

Lack of mineral and vitamin may result in certain deficiencies, which in turn can lead to poor health conditions, such as extra dry or super oily skin, stomach problems, frail bones, low weight, and in the worst case, death.

3. Real meal treats

Contrary to popular belief, dogs love real food as much as typical dog foods. Hence, whenever they are given real food, they consider it to be a treat.  This doesn’t mean that your dog should be given fatty scraps or chocolates.

4. Mixed foods

Most people tend to think that deciding whether to give their dog tinned meat or dry food is a matter of preference. In reality, it is not, because mixing different kinds of foods is actually the best diet for the dog.

5. Dogs need greens.

A well-balanced diet for a dog includes green leafy vegetables. Even if dogs are carnivorous by nature, they also need the right amount of greens to provide them with additional nutrients that are only available in green leafy foods.

No wonder that you occasionally see a dog chew on grass. This goes to show that dogs really need some greens to provide their bodies with a well balanced diet.

There are no hard or fast rules when it comes to balanced diets for dog. However, it is still important to note the different food groups that should be incorporated in the dog’s diet.

Dog owners should always consult their dog’s veterinarians especially on things like health and diet supplements for their dogs. The veterinarian knows what foods should be included in the dog’s diet and what foods should be avoided.

Dogs, like humans, should not be fed with junk foods like sugary sweet items such as cookies or cakes. These will only make them fat, and don’t have any nutritional value.

If you ever spot anything abnormal in your dogs eating habits or behavior, consult your veterinarian who is best qualified to know whether something ailing him is as a result of his diet.

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