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KPmXN8LXHf_zWhnvfIuFMZoefeo Dog Health Pedia: 01/07/12

Saturday, 7 January 2012

homemade diets for dogs

homemade diets for dogs
Home made diets are important in the dog feeding. Many a times, the commercial diets consist of food items that have artificial coloring agents and flavoring agents that are harmful to the dog's body.
Home made food items have the guarantee of freshness in the preparation unlike the ready-made commercial items.
Even in case of renal diseases in dogs, the home made diets may be made with ground beef, slices of bread, calcium carbonate, boiled eggs etc. 
The preservatives added in the commercial food items may not be the suitable ones to the dogs from the health point of view. 
The purpose is to have the restricted protein supply in the feed items prepared.
 This should be carried out with home made diets prepared exclusively for the dogs suffering from renal diseases.
Water is added in sufficient quantities to help the proper metabolism in the digestion-impaired renal cases.
The dog may have allergic symptoms like severe itching, which may not get corrected by different kinds of medications employed over a period of time. 
Such cases may get easily treated once the dog food is changed from the commercial type of food to the home made food items.
 Often, the home made food items are prepared using the freezing procedures to kill the germs or by adding grape seed extracts to provide sufficient antioxidants to the home made food items. 
Food grade vinegar is also added in many times to the meat pieces prepared in a fresh manner.
 All these can be enriched with vitamin supplements that are available in fruit essences, fish oil etc.

Dog Home dental care

 Dog Home dental care is to be given more emphasis nowadays because of the fact that the dental diseases are emerging in the case of pet animals like dogs to a greater extent.
 Though you are giving home dental care, if you suspect on the extension of the dental diseases, then immediately approach the veterinarian for intervention.  
Mind that the breeds of dogs like Pekingese, etc.
 are more prone for the development of teeth diseases because the teeth are closely crowned in the oral cavity be to the small size of the these dogs.
Hence, these dogs need to be checked up for the excessive plaque formation in the home itself.
 Try to provide bone materials without very sharp points to the dogs and they may love to chew them and then swallow the bitten products.
Such activities help them to go for the development of strong teeth structures in a natural manner. 
Recreational raw beef bones are wonderful materials to keep the teeth structures of your dog clean and free from formation of plaque with build up of bacterial organisms. 
Teeth brushes are available for use with care in case of dogs and one has to be careful during the usage of these brushes in dogs.
Teeth brushes are to be used with special kinds of pastes recommended by the veterinarians for home use in case of dogs. 
Specially prepared food materials are available in the pet shops to remove the tartar and the plaque materials from the teeth structures.
Dry dog food and toys that are specially made to add strength to the teeth structures are often used at home for better teeth cleaning.  
The plaque materials are intermittently to be removed at home to avoid any occurrence of the periodontal diseases, which are more common among the dogs. 
Dental wipes are available in the pet shops and they may be used carefully in the home. 
This helps to remove more plaque and the tartar like materials that are loosely attached.