Your Pets Dietary Needs Change as They Age!

Our dogs are living longer than ever before, due to improved veterinary care and increased emotional attention in the home. Long gone are the days when the family dog was primarily chosen and trained as protection for the home. We now consider and treat our beloved dogs as one of our treasured family members. Just as our children’s diet progresses from soft baby food to full plated meals, the same should apply to our dogs. Beneful‘s wide range of products on Wal-Mart takes into account the changing needs of dogs as they age, with specially formulated recipes to assist in maintaining your pet’s health and energy throughout it’s years.
Most veterinarians recommend dry kibble for puppies and look for brands that provide high energy value and good digestibility.  PurinaStore‘s Beneful Healthy Puppy supplies 100% of the nutritional needs and is high in calcium. Also the importance of added DHA means healthy support of brain and vision development. Resist the temptation to feed your puppy table scraps. It begins a habit that will be hard to break later and may cause gastrointestinal problems. As your puppy grows, start to establish a regular feeding schedule as opposed to simply leaving food out for the dog to eat whenever he wants. With your pets increased energy level this is a good time to switch to the Beneful Playful Life with real beef and egg. This high protein recipe also includes blueberries and spinach, two super foods that pack a punch of nutrition.

Don’t neglect your dog’s oral health. A variety of dental treats are available in tasteful flavors with the Healthy Smile Dental Ridges and Healthy Smile Dental Twists. They not only improve your dog’s teeth and gum health, but also fight bad breath. Available in mini, small and large sizes, you can find the perfect flavorful treat while the mechanical action of chewing will reduce your dog’s plaque and tartar build-up. Annual professional teeth exams and cleaning are standard fare for our dogs as well as their owners. See, for more details..

The one thing you never have to worry about supplying too much of for your dog, is fresh drinking water. While puppies and lactating dogs will drink large quantities of water, all dogs whose main diet consists of dry kibble will need an ample supply of water to hydrate and aide in the food’s digestion.


Dogs Will Feel as If Every Day Is Thanksgiving

Wikipedia recently reported on some food company executives who really love their products. During the interview one of them was seen to take a sample of their chicken and exclaim, on eating it, that it “Tastes just like Thanksgiving”. Normally this wouldn’t be cause for any real surprise. After all, most people who work to produce and distribute high quality organic chicken would be expected to love their own product. However, the Daily Herald also provided one extra piece of information that casts it into a whole new light. It all took place in a dog food company. The reporter was noticing a recent trend among dog food companies to produce meals that were at or even above the quality level of what most people had on their plates. This trend marks a change in how most people look at food. For quite some time people were content to have heavily processed and artificially flavored food on their own plate. As such, it’s little surprise that they purchased the same type of thing for the family pet. But more recently, people’s tastes have changed as the health benefits of fresh food has become ever more apparent. And just as originally happened, as the public’s taste in food changes so does what they look for in dog food. People want fresh and high quality food for their pets. While this is a new trend for some dog food companies, others have been providing fresh and nutritious dog foods for quite some time now. One of the most prominant is a company called Purina Beneful. And Beneful has long maintained that the best way to make a dog happy is by giving it high quality dog foods. As such they’ve made a strong point of always using fresh ingredients in their products. In fact, their dog foods are so fresh that it’s usually possible to know what’s in the dog food simply by looking at it. When Beneful makes dog food they do it in the same way people would prepare a meal for themselves. They don’t focus on a single item, but instead create real meals. People want a variety of tastes on their plate when they sit down for a meal.  And in doing so they’ve created a long tradition of great foods that will keep any dog happy and healthy.