Supplements for dogs – Keep your pooch healthy and energetic

Bullterrierfun - Supplements for dogs - Keep your pooch healthy and energeticWhy add supplements for dogs when feeding an already balanced manufactured food, such as kibble or canned dog food, you may be asking yourself.

While many manufacturers promise “balanced” and “complete” on the package, the truth is that many processed pet foods have a very general and basic formula. As a result it is simply not possible to really meet ALL of your dog’s needs by just feeding this food.
Some processed foods can even cause deficiencies, if fed solely over years and not alternated with other foods or supplemented with nutrients.
Compared to humans some of those dog foods have the same level of quality as if you were eating nothing but fast food all your life.

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Healthy dog treats – Suggestions

Bullterrierfun - Healthy dog treats - SuggestionsNot only the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The way to a dog’s heart goes the same way with healthy dog treats and balanced nutrition. I sometimes wonder when I watch many people treating their dogs generously with pieces as big as half a meal. When doing dog training you really learn to divide your treats, because otherwise you will be feeding your dog fat in no time.
There’s nothing wrong with feeding treats, as long as they do not add calories in excessive amounts or if they are just being “burned” by some additional exercise.
Dogs have quite sensitive tastebuds. So, small treats even for big dogs are really doing the trick. This way they add less calories to the dog’s daily calorie intake.

Still, if you are using a lot of treats, for example in dog training, it’s not the worst idea to really count the amount of treats into your dog’s daily calorie intake.

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Choosing the right dog food

Bullterrierfun - Choosing the right dog foodEvery owner wants his dog to be healthy. Choosing the right dog food plays a huge role in the health of your dog. When looking for the right dog food, there are some things to consider.

Ideally the nutrition of a dog is a close as possible to the natural nutrition of carnivores. Meaning based on fresh, raw sources of animal protein, such as meats and eggs, plus bones.

However the ideal way is not always practicable under every circumstance. Some owners consider raw food messy. Feeding raw is also very expensive.
In general there is nothing wrong with feeding processed pet food (kibble or can), especially because those foods are already formulated to meet a lot of the basic needs of your pet regarding nutrients, minerals and vitamins.
And luckily the pet food industry holds a whole lot of alternatives ready to choose from today. Actually so many alternatives that it is hard to find the right stuff at a glance.

However, with convenience and great prices, there always comes a catch.

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Dog Food Recall Alert on “Instinct Raw Frozen Diets Chicken Formula for dogs”!

Dog Food Recall Alert on "Instinct Raw Frozen Diets Chicken Formula for dogs"!July 24, 2015

Manufacturer: Nature’s Variety of St. Louis, Missouri

Product: Instinct Raw Frozen Diets Chicken Formula for dogs

Reason: Nature’s Variety of St. Louis, Missouri is recalling select lots of its Instinct Raw Frozen Diets Chicken Formula for dogs because of possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

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Dog Food Recall Alert on “Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats”!

Dog Food Recall Alert on "Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats"!July 23, 2015

Manufacturer: Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT

Product: Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats

Reason: Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT, announced it is is recalling select lots of its Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because of possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

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Dog Treat Recall Alert on “Tremenda Sticks Dog Chews”!

Dog Treat Recall Alert on "Tremenda Sticks Dog Chews"!July 21, 2015

Manufacturer: Natural Dog Company of Windsor, Colorado

Product: Tremenda Sticks Dog Chews

Reason: Natural Dog Company of Windsor, Colorado, is recalling select batches of its Tremenda Sticks Dog Chews because of possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

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Dog Treat Recall Alert on “I and Love and You dog treats”!

Dog Treat Recall Alert on "I and Love and You dog treats"!July 10, 2015/ July 14, 2015 

Manufacturer: NatPet LLC of Boulder, Colorado

Product: Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet Dog Treats

ReasonNatPet LLC of Boulder, Colorado is recalling/ expanding the recall of 1,299 cases of Cow-Boom! Strips Beef Gullet because of possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

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Dog Food Recall Alert on “Stella and Chewy’s Freeze Dried Chicken Patties”

Dog Food Recall Alert on "Stella and Chewy's Freeze Dried Chicken Patties"July 2, 2015

Manufacturer: Stella and Chewy’s

ProductStella and Chewy’s Freeze Dried Chicken Patties dog food

ReasonA “Stop-Sale” order has been issued by the Maryland Department of Agriculture on Stella and Chewy’s Freeze Dried Chicken Patties dog food, because it has tested positive for Listeria bacteria.

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Dog Food Recall Alert on “Turkey Sprinkles Food Enhancer”!

July 2, 2015Dog Food Recall Alert on "Turkey Sprinkles Food Enhancer"!

ManufacturerBoulder Dog Food Company of Boulder, Colorado

ProductTurkey Sprinkles Food Enhancer

ReasonThe Boulder Dog Food Company of Boulder, Colorado is expanding an existing recall now to include one lot of its Turkey Sprinkles Food Enhancer, because of potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

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Dog Food Recall Alert on “Chicken Sprinkles food enhancer”

Dog Food & Treat Recall AlertJune 19, 2015

Manufacturer: Boulder Dog Food Company of Boulder, Colorado

ProductChicken Sprinkles food enhancer

Reason: The Boulder Dog Food Company of Boulder, Colorado, is voluntarily recalling its Chicken Sprinkles food enhancer because of potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

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