Canine Nutrition Basics

No matter what type of food or what brand you plan to feed your dog, every pet owner needs to know some basic information about nutrition. These things include figuring out how much to feed your dog, supplements to give, how to transition onto a new food, and how to know if your dog is on the right diet for them.

Some things to Consider:

  • How much to feed your dog
  • How to Transition to a New Food
  • Supplements – should you them?
  • Protein Requirements
  • Fat Requirements
  • The purpose of Carbohydrates

How To Guides:

In this section we start to look and compare dog foods: looking at the bag to find information about general composition, the ingredients, the AAFCO statement, the caloric density – all while ignoring all the marking marketing statements on the bag, and website.

About the Author: Nikki is a Registered Veterinary Technician (Veterinary Nurse) and Dog Mom with over a decade of experience with dogs and cats. Since graduation from college (BS Biology, AS Animal Health -2013) she has adopted two mixed breed dogs – Ranger and Ash, and has focused her time learning about pet food and nutrition.

Nikki shares information on a range of dog nutrition topics: from how to create a homemade complete and balanced dog food recipes, to how to choose a dog food. Nikki strives to give dog parents the information they need in order to make the best nutrition decisions for their pup!

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