The average one – dog owner whose pet is fed canned or dried foods or table scraps with some meat added, will scarcely credit some of the diets” on which dogs have been maintained in good health. Here are a few, showing simply the diversity of foods that dogs can digest.
In Scandinavia a dog breeder feeds his dogs mostly cooked whole fish with a little cooked grain.
In Kentucky a fox hunter leads an old mule or worn – out cow over the hill, shoots it, and lets his hounds live on the carcass until only the larger bones remain. Usually the organs and intestinal contents are first to disappear.
At a large university the physiology department feeds its dogs with cane sugar, lard, bone ash, casein, vitamin concentrates, and a mineral mixture.
A certain chick hatchery owner feeds his dogs infertile cooked eggs and stale doughnuts from a nearby bakery, with alfalfa – leaf meal mixed in.
A Maine potato farmer gives his dogs boiled small potatoes in their jackets, mashed and mixed with hamburger and a half meal.
Our dogs can have a diet of dehydrated dog food in meal form and water.
Stray dogs live after a fashion by rummaging through garbage pails. You can prepare the following menu for her pet: Breakfast: two crumbled zwieback slices, yolks of two raw eggs, one glass of milk, one vitamin capsule, one calcium gluconate tablet, and two yeast tablets. Lunch: one half cup of kibbled dog biscuit soaked in a cup of warm soup made with parsley and fresh, canned, or frozen spinach together wills one jar of baby’ sliver soup, and one fried lamb chop trimmed of all fat, diced in cubes with one teaspoonful of cod – liver oil added. Supper: six table spoonfuls of diced top round, two ounces of tomato juice, one tablespoonful of to accomplish the task. Of course, serious teeth and gum problems must be treated by a professional.
Dog Diets Tips
- Bringing variety to the dog diet is good but you must make sure that your dog is having a balanced diet.
- You may also try out changing the brands of the commercial food items that you provide your dog to eat. But you must be careful of the brands you are selecting as many brands may not have the high fat quality of the food items.
- Every brand of food has one form of nutrient deficiency or the other. So, it would be always ideal for your dog to have food items of variety of food manufacturing brands. This will help the pet to stay away from the nutrient deficiency which might otherwise crop up because of sticking to only a single commercial brand of food.
Being a dog owner you are recommended to do a research on the exact amount of nutrition your dog must take in. The level of nutrition in dogs depends upon the breed and age of the dog. You may also consult of a good vet doctor who will guide you to prepare a diet chart for your dog. You may add protein and nutrient supplements to the diet of the dog.