Dogs require a diet varied in proteins, carbs, fats, minerals, vitamins and plenty of water. How much they need will depend upon their age and activity levels. Aim for a balance and feed in proper amounts.

Types of Food
There are three main types of dog food:
• Canned
• Semi-Moist
• Dry

Whatever type you select make sure that is has 100% nutritional value. Name brands and premium foods offer a better balance and will produce a smaller, firmer stool in your dog.

• Foods to Avoid
• Milk-can cause diarrhea in some pets
• Raw eggs- adding lots of raw eggs can cause a deficiency of the vitamin biotin.
• Raw fish- can cause a deficiency of thiamine
• Table scraps
• Raw Meat
• Small soft bones such as pork or chicken

Snacks and Treats
Treats are a great way to reward your dog for good behavior. Most are high in calories and should be given in moderation.

Most common types:
• Rawhide balls
• Jerky
• Artificial bones that can be stuffed with cheese
• Biscuits
• Dog cookies
• Fruits and vegetables
• Cheese

Avoid chocolate! It can be toxic to your dog

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