A dog is a dog is a dog, right? Not quite – at least when we’re talking nutrition. While dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes do have similar nutritional needs, there are some subtle but important differences that owners should be aware of. Large dog breeds need a healthy balance of protein, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals in their every day diet.
While many brands offer healthy options for large breeds some do not. Studying the first 5 main ingredients is important; a mix of corn, animal by-products, wheat, animal fat and artificial flavors within the top 5 ingredients will not provide a balance diet to larger dogs. Here is a list of 10 large breed dog foods you should avoid.
1Kal Kan Complete Adult Dog Food
Ingredients: Ground Whole Corn, Meat and Bone Meal, Ground Whole Wheat, Soybean Meal, Wheat Middlings, Poultry By-Product Meal, Animal Fat (Preserved with BHA and Citric Acid, Source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Yeast Culture, Salt, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, dl-Methionine, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement).
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