A begging look in your dog’s eyes – the owner is immediately tempted to give his four-legged friend a treat or his favorite food.
But not everything that dogs like to eat is really healthy… neither raw chicken meat, nor pork, nor table waste is enough for a healthy and active dog’s life.
Despite their long shared history with humans, purposeful breeding, and changed living conditions, the physiology of our domestic dogs is still that of their ancestor, the wolf. Wolves and wild dogs roam the forest to hunt and kill the prey. In general, the prey is eaten whole. The important nutrients are not only in muscle meat but especially in offal. The bones and stomach contents of the often herbivorous prey are also eaten. There is a good reason for this: The dietary fiber content in the stomach increases the digestion of the wild dog and provides important trace elements and vitamins. Unlike the cat, the dog du is not a pure carnivore. Part of his food should ideally also consist of vegetable components.
This natural wolf or wild dog diet should be considered a standard for canine-tailored dog food. Although you cannot feed your dog a whole prey animal, wet and dry dog food should also initially consist of meat and be supplemented with selected vegetable ingredients. These provide your dog with proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, as well as nutrients, vitamins, and minerals for a healthy dog’s life.
High-quality dog food contains exactly these nutritional components and protects your dog against deficiencies and associated health problems. But feeding only high-quality dog food is not enough: our domestic dogs still need a lot of exercises. The often stationary life as a pet and an incorrect, high-calorie diet can otherwise quickly lead to so-called ‘ diseases of civilization ‘ such as diabetes, obesity, and allergies.