The key to good health is well-balanced diet. Therefore understanding your dog’s nutritional needs is imperative. The perfect diet is supposed to be a balance of the six major nutrient groups: proteins, carbohydrates, fats & oils, vitamins, minerals and water.
To choose the right dog food, you need to know the nutritional needs of your dog. You also need to know that those needs depend on several factors such as age, breed, body composition, sex (plus whether they are neutered/spayed), temperament, activity level and taste preferences. If you’re not sure what type of diet your dog needs, do not hesitate to talk to your trusted vet.
Dogs with certain medical issues need individually tailored diets. However these diets must be discussed and approved by a veterinarian or dog nutritionist. Addressing health concerns with corresponding diets not only extends your dog’s life, it also improves their quality of life.