Top 5 Dog food myths
The Internet is a dog's best friend for all kinds of information, but not when it comes to knowing what type of food they should eat. The truth about your furry friend’s diet can be difficult to find among misinformation online!
Here are some common myths that seem true...but aren't so much once you take the time necessary to learn more facts behind them!
Myth #1: Dogs are carnivores
It's true that dogs are omnivores! They can get their energy and nutritional needs from meat, grains/vegetables, and fruit - not just protein. Dogs also need vitamins like Vitamin C which isn't found in any one type of animal alone; they benefit greatly by having these complex carbs too.
There is no better way to keep your pup healthy than giving them an all-around balanced diet consisting primarily or even exclusively of rawhide treats would do wonders for his teeth maintenance while still providing him with everything else needed.
Myth #2: Homemade Diets Are More Nutritious
Nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for humans and animals alike, but it can be difficult to know what’s best without professional guidance. A vet will always have your pup's diet planned out so that they're getting all the nutrients they need - even more, if you supplement with Kenn&Kitt Products!
Myth #3: High protein diets can cause kidney failure in dogs
Protein-packed canine diets are not always the healthiest solution. However, there is no scientific evidence to suggest a direct correlation between renal issues and high protein foods for dogs who already suffer from kidney failure or disease-related conditions such as polycystic kidneysopathy (PKD).
Decreasing dietary proteins will help control those excesses so long as your pup doesn't have PKD themselves since this condition requires even more attention when it comes down to providing nutrients necessary during recovery periods.
Myth #4: Bones are by the rule of thumb good for dogs
Dogs can eat bones. Not all of them, though - those should be avoided! Fresh raw bones are very nutritious and good for stimulation as well as teeth cleansing with cooked ones being brittle so they may snap easily leaving sharp edges which could cause injury if swallowed by your pup.
Myth #5: Lamb is hypoallergenic
Lamb was initially used in hypoallergenic dog foods because it is a meat most dogs have not eaten before, and therefore unlikely to develop an allergy from. Some can still react negatively though. However, this may depend on other ingredients or food items they are exposed too during their lifetime as well.
It’s true that some dogs are allergic to lamb, but there is no evidence of it being the cause for most dog allergies. In fact, this food contains high-quality protein and can be considered a good option as an addition or replacement to your pet's diet.
We hope that by busting these dog food myths you’ll find it a little easier navigating in the pet food industry. If you’ve got any more questions or want to share your thoughts, please leave a comment below!