My Dogs Were Not Getting Enough Fiber
I am one of those people who used to trust the dog food industry. I have always had dogs, and I always fed them the best dog food possible. I realized that while that is better than the cheap bags that cost a fraction of the price for three times the amount of food, that it still wasn’t good enough for my girls. I wanted to find out about doggy nutrition, so I went online to do some research. That is how I found http://www.doggybakery.org/yes-your-dog-needs-fiber-too/, a really incredible website that is easy to read and easy to understand.
It has so many different nutritional tips on it for dogs that it is surprising that more people don’t take their dog’s nutritional needs into their own hands instead of relying on the dog food industry to make sure our pups are being fed quality food that has all of the nutrients that they need to be healthy. What I read when I saw this site is that a lot of the dog food manufacturers, from premium producers to generic ones, do not have all of the necessary ingredients to make a dog as healthy as possible.
One of the key things missing is fiber. While there is some fiber in dog foods, there simply is not enough. I was surprised to see all of the benefits of having fiber in a doggy diet, which is another reason I was and still am so surprised that it is not higher on the priority list for dog food ingredients. When I found this out, I started taking my dog’s food needs into my own hands. I still feed them premium food, but I make sure they have enough fiber in their diets now too. I can actually tell a difference in their eating habits now too, because they are not eating as much as they were!