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What should be included in your dog's diet?

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Whether you buy your dog food or make it yourself, your dog needs a balanced diet to stay healthy. That includes a mix of:

  • Proteins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Water

From: The Facts About Dog Nutrition WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

ASPCA: "Nutrients Your Dog Needs," "Feeding Your Adult Dog," "Feeding Older Dogs."

AVMA: "Raw or Undercooked Animal-Source Protein in Cat and Dog Diets."

Merck Manual for Pet Health: "Providing a Home for a Dog."

VMRCVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital: "Nutrition for the Adult Dog." 

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on June 14, 2018

SOURCES:

ASPCA: "Nutrients Your Dog Needs," "Feeding Your Adult Dog," "Feeding Older Dogs."

AVMA: "Raw or Undercooked Animal-Source Protein in Cat and Dog Diets."

Merck Manual for Pet Health: "Providing a Home for a Dog."

VMRCVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital: "Nutrition for the Adult Dog." 

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on June 14, 2018

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