Nutrition for your dog is just as important to that of any other family member, if you care about your dog as much as most people do. But canine nutrition is not always as simple as pet food companies make it out to be. You want to make sure that your pet is getting the best dog food that they can. But there are a number of different kinds of dog food to choose from, and making the choice as to what the best is can be difficult. Let's look at the options you have in dog food and what makes them good or bad.
Homemade dog food is popular with people that take the attitude that they want to know exactly what goes into their dogs, and with those that excuse that dogs have lived fine off man's scraps for centuries. Homemade dog food can be made from raw meats, which are popular with some, or can be cooked and mixed with things like brown rice, vegetables, and such. While it does ensure that you do not get as many additives in your dog food, maintaining a balanced and nutrition-rich diet can be just as difficult in dogs as it is in people.
Wet dog food comes in can or pouches nowdays, and consist of food that's been kept moist in some way, giving the dog a juicy meal to eat. The benefit of this sort of dog food is that it's easy to provide nutrition that's been formulated just right for your dog. However, there is the danger of having additives in the food that you would not want there. Also, wet food can be messy, particularly when it comes time to clean the dog bowl or to store what you did not use until the next feeding.