Since dry pet food appeared, the dog breeders started arguing about with what is better to feed the four-legged friend. Some argue that the dog must be feed only with natural products, but their opponents argue that there is nothing more rewarding and balanced than dry food.
The first dry feed appeared in the 60s of last century and already in the 70s gained a wide popularity. The manufacturers are proud to advertise their products, and tell that their food is made from meat and cereals, is 100% balanced, contains all the necessary components: proteins, fats, carbohydrates and it is enriched with vitamins and minerals.
And here occurs the first questions: what type and how much meat is containing the food for dogs? Based on the fact that even the sausages for people in many cases do not contain meat at all, or has in its composition the waste of meat production, you can imagine what kind of meat there can be into the dog food.
The second question: let's go back to school program and remember to which species of animals dogs are referred? - Of course to carnivore! Do carnivores feed with grass?
Yes, deciding to transfer the dog on a natural diet, you will have to cook mashes, but you will add into them meat scraps, veins and fats, tasty bone and possibly vegetables, all this will bring benefits to your pet. But even if we take all these natural ingredients to make the dry food, they should be transformed and repeatedly supposed to heat treatment. After all these manipulations, even the best products will lose all their useful qualities. You can argue that there is no problem with it, because the dry food is enriched with vitamins. Unfortunately, most of vitamins are destroyed after a single heat treatment, not to mention the multiple one. And hardly anyone will put in dog food natural vitamins; it’s most likely that the manufacturers, in order to obtain cheaper goods, replace them with cheaper products – synthetic vitamins. Do you know from what is obtained the synthetic vitamin C? No? From the waste oil! Yes - this is a vitamin, and its properties are the same like the natural vitamins; but during the process of its obtaining, heavy metals are formed. What do you think, what those vitamins will bring to your pet: benefit or harm?
Another negative aspect of dry feed is the using in the manufacture process of such components as: pharmaceuticals, synthetic flavorings, artificial colorants and preservatives. The whole world is aware about the harmful consequences of all this synthetic muck for our bodies, and the same effect it has for our pets. Besides, not always the mentioned on the label components of dry feed corresponds to reality.
I have nothing against manufacturers of dry feed; it's really very convenient and profitable, but I continue to feed my dog with natural food, although it is quite troublesome and is much more expensive. Also I buy vitamin and mineral complexes, all sorts of supplements, etc. Thanks to all these my dog, in spite that it is six years, is healthy and full of energy, and we appeal to the vet only for routine immunization.