Does Your Dog Eat McDonald’s or Subway?

Blue BuffaloMany Americans are eating a TON of food, but none of it’s really quality. They choose hamburgers over whole foods and healthier options. Another words, they can eat loads of calories, but be malnourished and unhealthy because they are missing higher quality foods, like good fats and proteins.

Often times, these choices are based on what’s in the wallet. $5.00 goes a long way at Taco Bell compared to the Outback. So they eat crappy, and they typically feel (and look) crappy too.

The same goes for fido. What they eat greatly determines how they look and feel. The problem is, many dog owners are not comparing apples to apples. They look at high-price food and have a difficult time switching over – especially when their dog is eating 8-10 cups of food a day.

Just the same way I can eat a smaller higher quality meal and be satisfied, dog’s don’t need to eat as much of the higher quality food as they do cheaper brands. This means, when you are price comparing, you need to realize you can’t compare them pound to pound.

For instance, Pedigree recommends 150lb dog get 8 cups of food a day, according to this feeding chart on their website. My Marley was wanting a whopping 10 CUPS a day! pedigree dog feeding chart

Blue Buffalo recommends a 150lb dog only eats 5 cups a day. Big difference! Now that he’s getting higher quality food, he’s not near as hungry either.

Blue Buffalo

The moral of the story is when your dog gets higher quality, he doesn’t need quantity. Most of the time, just like humans, they can eat much less – and be a LOT healthier too! 🙂

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About Bonnie Pfiester

Fitness Columnist and Lifestyle Coach, Resident Trainer for Designer Whey, Fitness Advisor for FitStudio, powered by Sears, FitFluential Ambassador and Owner of Max Fitness Club, home of BCx Boot Camp in Vero Beach, Florida.

Posted on July 26, 2013, in Doggie Diet and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hey Bonnie! I recently put my dog on a diet of raw pheasant and not only is her weight & coat perfect, but her long time allergies are gone. She looks and feels great!!!

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