It is a misconception that dogs need the same nutrients as we humans need. There is actually a correct proportion of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals, fats and oils your dog needs daily. If you feed your dog table scraps or home-cooked meals, you may over- or under-balance this proportion and your pet will not get the essentials he actually needs on a daily basis. As a result of your dog not getting what he needs, he can get sick, show lack of energy and be less playful, he can also become overweight and experience all of the problems that come with that.
There is a way to prevent these things and to keep your dog healthy and happy!
Your dog needs proteins for keeping up his body. Proteins help with muscle growth and maintenance. Protein for your dog is very important.
Your dog needs carbohydrates for energy. A good amount of carbohydrates will help your dog feel well-fed and full of energy! It will also help maintain blood sugar levels. The right amount of carbohydrates will assist your dog in digestion.
Fats and oils are essential for your dog for similar reasons it is good for us: it is just healthy and good for the body for a number of reasons. It also helps the food taste better for your pet!
We do not recommend that you cook your dog homemade meals as his diet. Dr. Adney will recommend a dog food that gives the right proportion of the diet essentials (listed above) for your dog. We know that each and every dog is different and they have their own needs. Dr. Adney has been in practice for over 25 years and knows the right path for your dog to take so they can be healthy or even healthier! All of this is done to ensure your dog has the longest and happiest life possible as part of your family. We hope to see you and your dog soon.