Just like humans our pets also need a balanced diet food to stay healthy. Ideally they should also to be given a diet that contains all the six main nutrients, proteins, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals and water. As a responsible pet owner you must initiate to offer your pet the ideal diet that would lead to the development of good health. There are many commercial packed foods available in the market that are made up of contaminated ingredients. So, you must also learn to choose the food that you would like to serve your pet. The following are some helpful information on healthy pet food.
As already mentioned the ideal diet of a pet should contain the six major nutrients. Proteins help in strengthening the tissues and formation of hair, nails, skin, organs, blood, muscles and such. Carbohydrate is responsible for providing energy for the body tissues, healthy fats absorb, store and transfer vitamins to moisturize the fur coat and the skin. Vitamins promote proper maintenance of the metabolic system while minerals support development of hair, skin and the entire skeletal system.
If you are up to feeding pets like dogs and cats you are required to offer them a diet based on animal food. The primary food must be raw meat as to stay physically fit they require the various nutrients, amino acids and enzymes. Lack of animal fat in their diet often leads to diseases that are related to skin and coat. Ideally the diet of a pet cat or a dog must be a combination of the raw meat and vegetables. Their body is not accustomed to accepting cooked or processed food items. So, you are recommended not to serve them with cooked food no matter how delicious it can be for you. The 30% of your dog's diet must consist of raw fat.
To ensure good health of your pet you must provide your pet with the right diet rich of minerals appropriate with the age, sex, weight and the level of general activity. For instance, puppies should be given the amount of food that they can consume within ten fifteen minutes. Puppies in between 6 and 12 weeks old must be fed three times a day and those above 12 weeks must be fed for two times a day. Serve your pet with calculated amount of food instead of a large meal. You are further advised to provide food in a stainless steal bowl as the cracks and crevices developed on the surfaces of the plastic or ceramic containers may turn out to be ideal for bacterial growth.