Nutrition & Care – Feeding & Care For Your Dog

 

Through the concept of iridology (finding health and character information by studying the eyes), you can get an inside scoop of what your dog is going through and what is happening physiologically that contributes to his behaviors.

Once you have a better understanding of your dog’s inner nature, his weaknesses and his personality, you’ll be able to determine the root of the problem and provide him with the proper care needed to help him overcome any health problems or personality disorders. It will then be easier for you to customize caring and training that best supports your dog’s individual needs.

Overly Emotional Dogs

emotional-dogFor emotional body dogs, a healthy, well-balanced meal that includes detoxification, as well as extra support for the digestive system is essential. This is acquired by adding liquid chlorophyll, pure aloe vera juice, and digestive enzymes to the diet.

When training these dogs, special considerations should be taken for their condition. Normal dog training may not work, because of the difficulty for them to process both external and internal stimuli due to the high awareness of the energies all around him.

Nervous, Sensitive Dogs

sensitive-dogFor nervous, sensitive dogs, diet should be an utmost consideration. Low quality processed foods drain the nervous system since these foods do not contain the necessary nutrients to provide optimum health and wellness. Dogs in general, but particularly those with this constitution, should have a diet that contains the right amount of nutrients without any additives or preservatives.

Training is crucial for these dogs. They should be given a job to do in order for them to feel secure. Clear guidelines and firm discipline are required or these dogs will establish dominance. It is important for these canines to learn, early on in life, that you are the leader and they are the follower. Once you have established leadership, however, these dogs respond very well to positive training.

Immune Reactive Dogs

reactive-dogFor immune reactive dogs, a healthy diet is especially important to support and nourish their nervous system. Poor diet runs down the nervous system and creates the feeling of being unsafe and in danger. This unsafe feeling is a big factor in these dogs’ mental and physical state of being.

Training will be difficult until you control the over-stimulation, both internal and external, that is continually occurring.

 

Dog Food – 3 Types Of Standard Commercial Dog Food Sold In Stores

 There are 3 types of commercially prepared dog foods that are available in the market today: Canned foods, Semi-moist foods, and Dry foods.

Canned Foods

This type of food comes in several varieties which ranges in quality as well as price. They consist of about 75% water and is mixed with assorted meat, fish, and cereal products. They are easy to prepare and dogs love them! However, canned foods produce low-energy nutrients, which means that you would need to give your dog a big serving in order to provide him with the required energy he needs.

dog-eatsIf you have a large dog, you would have to double the amount of servings, which makes canned food a bit unpractical and on the pricey side. To solve this problem, consider mixing canned foods  with dried food.  The mixture will provide more energy for your dog and will also add volume to the food, thereby saving you money.

There is another kind of canned food that only contains meat, hence called “all meat canned foods”.  Similar to regular canned food, all meat canned food does not provide your dog with the proper amount of energy that his body needs. In order to get enough energy, you would need to give him large quantities of the food, although this will only produce an unbalanced diet. Therefore, all meat canned foods should also be mixed in with dried foods or even semi-moist food.

Semi-Moist Foods

 This type of food has high concentration and only contains 15 to 30% water content, which provides more energy for your dog in less amount of volume than canned foods. Their ingredients consist of meat, cereals, vegetables, sugar, and fats.  They are easy for your dog to digest and he will surely love the taste. They come in a wide variety, do not need to be refrigerated, and many owners find them to be the most convenient way to feed their dogs.

dog-eattingSemi-moist foods are expensive and is loaded with sugar and corn syrup and therefore, should not be given to dogs with diabetes. In addition, these foods are also loaded with colorings and artificial flavors.  It is best to give your dog this type of food only on an occasional basis rather than his main source of diet.

Dry Foods

 Dry foods contain about 10% water, providing high energy value to your dog. They are the least expensive of all the dog foods, they can be stored in bulk quantities, and they do not need to be refrigerated. This is why most pet owners prefer this to have a food for their dog and considerate it to be the most economical way to feed their pets.

On the other hand, the majority of commercially prepared dried foods contain mostly cereal and is very limited in the amount of protein that the dog requires. Consider mixing dry food with canned foods to give your dog a well-balanced diet.  Another alternative is to choose a brand that contain meat as its main ingredient.