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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday Blog Hop... And Dog Food History Plus Tips

Courtesy of our friends at Dog Fancy Magazine, we're bringing you this "mini history" of commercial dog food and tips aplenty for keeping your pooch on a healthy diet. We found it fascinating and hope you'll enjoy it too.

Food For Thought: The Complete Guide to Your Dog's Diet
There's much more to canine nutrition than just kibble and canned food. We explore it all to give you a well-rounded perspective on your dog's dietary needs.
By: Marcia King
Food and diet fascinate, perhaps even preoccupy us – what's wholesome and what's not, what keeps us trim, what plumps us up.
Naturally, as dog owners, we're equally interested in what we're putting into our pets' food bowls. Questions abound: Are homemade diets more nutritious than commercial formulas? Should we strive to feed our dogs an "ancestral diet," that is, a diet closer to the type of food wild dogs would have found in nature? Or, if commercial diets are the preferred choice, which
is the best option: dry or canned? Should we provide added vitamin or mineral supplements? Should we switch diets every couple of months? And how the heck do you read that label? Do terms such as "organic" or "holistic" really mean anything?
Are those serving size suggestions realistic? What's the difference between a "low calorie" and "reduced calorie" formula?
Definitely food for thought. We'll address those questions and more, so just dig in and... Read the full article here: /www.dogchannel.com/dog-magazines/dogfancy/dog-fancy-food-for-thought.aspx?sc_cid=4733724

Here I am digging into my kibble in my new Outward Hound Portable Bowl from Kyjen

Now on to the Saturday Blog Hop! We'll be adding this link to our blog every Saturday, so you can sign up right here on Bocci's Beefs. We know many of you are familiar with this great hop, so keep up the good work-and if you're new...well, join us for the fun-est hop around! It's a great way to meet new friends, re-connect with some old pals, and learn from pet lovers around the world.

Here are just a few, easy-to-follow rules for joining this hop:

__ Use the Linky tool provided to sign up. Note: if your blog is not pet-related it will be removed from the list.

__Follow the three hosts at the top of the list (and while you're at it, follow us-we'd appreciate it!)

__ Peruse these fabulous blogs and follow and comment as you desire.

__ Have fun!


Carrie, with Tanner and Oliver said...

so many diets....so many interpretations of what they mean. We even have a friend with a Vegan dog; they come in all forms! There's definitely a lot you can share on this topic.

On another note, Tanner would like to invite you to participate in the Super Dog Sunday Blog Hop. It's a wordless, football-themed photo post. Read more here: http://www.allthingsdogblog.com/2011/01/why-join-in-super-dog-sunday-blog-hop.html

Anonymous said...

It can be so confusing these days knowing the right diet for our furry family members. Thank you for sharing.

Love the portable bowl from Outward Hound. Very stylish!

E.A. said...

Ah, so many questions about what to feed my furbabies! I will have to post about my own explorations soon!
Nice to meet you on the blog-hop! Great blog!

Pup Fan said...

Thanks for the link to the article!

Lorenza said...

Happy Saturday, Bocci!
Thanks for sharing the article!
My mom is very interested in reading it!
Your bowl is pawesome!
Kisses and hugs

Unknown said...

I'm still wondering whether I give my dogs the right foods!
Thanks for sharing the link, will check it right away.

KB said...

The whole dog food choice thing is overwhelming. I tend to turn to my vet for advice. For one of our dogs, a homemade cooked diet is the only one that works. For the other, a high quality kibble is best. Interesting, isn't it, that our vet doesn't just say that one food is best for both. It makes me more confident in her advice.

Alvin said...

Thanks for the link buddy! I found the article valuable so I have bookmarked it for future reference. I will catch you soon for more fine points.
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