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How Do You Recognize Good Dog Food?

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Years of experience have shown that every dog ​​is different. And every dog ​​needs food that meets its needs. Similar to us humans, therefore, one cannot recommend generally applicable dog nutrition.

Therefore, the Vet-Concept dog food is individually based on the breed, age and activity of your dog. In addition, our vets mobilize all their knowledge to develop natural dog food for sensitive, allergic or sick dogs.

It goes without saying that all-important nutrients to meet the needs of healthy and sick dogs should be included. Such dog food can be recognized by the designation complete feed because its composition allows it to cover the average needs of a dog when fed on its own.

In addition, the raw materials used should be carefully selected and consistently high in quality. The addition of sugars or caramels, for example, should in principle be avoided. The quality of the raw materials should also be constantly checked by the dog food manufacturer.

The responsible production of dog food means that high-quality dog ​​food also stands out from cheaper alternatives in terms of price. This applies to the main food of a dog (dry food / wet food) as well as to treats or chews.

Which Dog Food Is Right For My Dog?

Ever since the company was founded, Vet-Concept has been relying on extensive and personal advice to help you choose the right dog food.

Our principle: You can only make the right choice of dog food by determining all the characteristics and characteristics of a four-legged friend. Unnecessary changes in food, intolerance or allergic reactions are usually successfully avoided.

Our veterinarian-trained nutritionists will be happy to help you by phone and free of charge in the search for the right dry food, wet food or chews for your dog.

Alternatively, you can also use our feed assistant in eCommerce to select suitable dog food.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Food

What Is The Best Way To Change The Feed?

If a puppy or a new four-legged companion moves in, the question quickly arises whether the previous dog food will continue to be fed or whether the food will be changed. But health changes, intolerances, allergies or aging can also make it necessary to change the diet.

If the decision is made on new dog food, the change should be approached carefully so as not to overwhelm the dog’s stomach, intestines and metabolism.

Vet-Concept recommends replacing the old dog food bit by bit with the new food. This means that the proportion of the new dog food in the main meals is increased over several days, while the proportion of the dog food previously fed is reduced.

In this way, your pet’s intestines can slowly switch to any previously unneeded components of the new dog food and make better use of it in the long term.

Depending on the dog, the changeover can take 8 to 14 days. More sensitive consorts can benefit from a slower change in feed.

How Important Is The Meat Content In Dog Food?

According to legal requirements, the exact meat content in dog food does not have to be reported by manufacturers. However, it is increasingly being used by dog ​​owners as a measure of the quality of a dog’s food. Basically, dog owners should know the following about this:

Allowing to legal requirements, dried meat must be processed in dry food. This means that water is removed from the fresh meat earlier in processing. This results in a very this mean that the nutrient density in meat meal is higher than that in new meat. Healthful and concentrated meat meal.

Due to the high concentration of nutrients in meat meals, less meat meal is required to produce a demand-covering dry feed than fresh meat would be required. This means that the nutrient density in meat meals is higher than that in fresh meat.

The indication of the meat content is therefore a pure percentage indication, which is of little importance in terms of the quality of the dog food.

Rather, dog owners should pay attention to the analytical components, in particular the digestible crude protein – a complete feed, in order to see what the true quality of the food is.

Wet food, on the other hand, is by tradition made from fresh meat and therefore has high water content. The nutrient density in wet food is, therefore, less high than in dry food. Accordingly, in order to cover daily needs, comparatively much more wet food has to be fed than when feeding with dry food.

Are Grain-Free Dog Foods Generally Better?

This question is asked very often in daily nutritional advice for dogs. Modern dog owners ask themselves why the dog should eat grain as a descendant of the wolf.

In itself, this idea is quite understandable. But, wolves also ingest pre-digested carbohydrates through the stomach and intestinal contents of prey.

If one takes a closer look at the development of the dog in the last few centuries, it was domesticated by humans. This means that it has become commonplace in human society, among other things, to adapt the diet of our four-legged companions to ours.

According to the latest nutritional findings, the dog has gained the ability to digest starchy food. Even more: Grains such as corn, rye, oats, spelled and wheat provide important nutrients for the dog, such as minerals, vitamins, fats and trace elements.

Meanwhile, feeding exclusively with protein-rich meat can put a strain on the metabolism and detoxification organs (liver and kidneys) of today’s domestic dog.


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