Dog food from nose to tail.
Call it dog treats, dog food, dog food, kibble we don't care. Everything you want to know can be found here. As a dog food brand, we would like to inform you about the different types of kibble and their benefits in a general sense. Dog food has changed a lot over the years, and it is important to be aware of the different options available today. The different types of protein sources also play a big role these days.
There are generally two types of dog food: dry food and wet food. Dry food, also called dog kibble, is the most popular type of kibble. It is easy to store, has a long shelf life and is easy to feed. Dry food helps maintain fluid balance in the body and provides a balanced diet for your dog.
Wet food is available in various forms tubs, sausages and cans and is usually made from meat or insects, vegetables and additional nutrients. It is rich in moisture and is suitable for dogs that have difficulty drinking enough water. It is also a good option for dogs who have difficulty chewing kibble.
History of dog food
Dog food as we know it today originated in the 1960s when the first dog treats were made. Previously, dogs were fed cookies but these were not very appetizing and dogs often did not like to eat them. Also, dogs often ate with the pot. The development of kibble was a big step forward and made feeding dogs much easier. In the following years, dog kibble became more sophisticated and was offered in different types and flavors and now protein sources.
Sustainability in dog food is becoming increasingly important. We have also written a separate information page about sustainable dog food.
Differences between pressed and extruded dog food
We would like to inform you about the differences between pressed and extruded dog food. Both methods have different production and nutritional properties, so it is important to know what you are giving your dog.
Pressed dog food
Pressed dog food is made by mixing ingredients and pressing them together. This preserves the nutrients and makes the food firmer and easier to digest. It is often available in the form of cubes and is ideal for dogs that do not like to eat wet food. The disadvantage of pressed kibble can be that it dries a little faster and loses flavor. In addition, the manufacturing process takes more energy and is more expensive to produce than extruded dog food.
Extruded dog food
Extruded dog food, on the other hand, is made by mixing ingredients together and extruding them through high pressure and temperature. This gives the food a longer shelf life and tastes better to dogs. It is also easier to produce and cheaper than pressed dog food. However, the manufacturing process causes high temperatures that cause some nutrients to be lost. In addition, extruded food is often less firm than pressed dog food and is not as suitable for dogs that have difficulty chewing food.
When looking at nutritional value, both types of kibble are similar, as most of the nutrients are present in both types of food. However, the amount and quality of these nutrients can vary depending on the production method and the quality of the ingredients used.
In short, pressed and extruded dog food both have advantages and disadvantages. It is up to you as the owner to decide which type of food is best for your dog. It is always wise to contact us when in doubt.
Hypoallergenic dog food
Herewith more information about hypoallergenic dog food and its importance for dogs. Hypoallergenic dog food is a type of dog food designed for dogs suffering from food hypersensitivities or allergies.(We will tell you later why every dog should eat hypoallergenic food!) This type of dog food often contains protein and carbohydrates from a single source, so dogs are not exposed to certain substances that can cause allergies.
Symptoms of allergy dog food
Dogs can develop allergies to a number of different things, including certain types of proteins and carbohydrates. This can lead to a variety of symptoms, including itching, rashes, diarrhea and vomiting. If you suspect your dog has an allergy, it is important to switch to a hypoallergenic food from Teds, for example.
Hypoallergenic dog food is made specifically to reduce or prevent these allergies. It often contains a single type of protein and carbohydrate, such as insect and potato, and is free of certain allergens such as soy, grain and dairy products. This type of dog food is also low in saturated fats and contains many healthy fats, which can improve your dog's overall health.
Every dog always hypoallergenic
We believe that every dog should eat hypoallergenic dog food, regardless of whether they suffer from allergies or not. This is because hypoallergenic dog food is a healthier alternative and can improve your dog's overall health. Moreover, it is easier for your dog to digest, which will make him feel better and have more energy.
Just briefly, hypoallergenic dog food is an excellent choice for any dog but especially for dogs suffering from allergies or food hypersensitivities. It also offers many benefits for your dog's overall health, making him feel better and have more energy.
Dog food flavors
Dog food made from chicken does not taste like chicken to your dog. With this section, we would like to inform you about the different types of protein sources in dog food and why insects are the best choice.
Dog food usually contains protein from animal sources, such as chicken, beef, salmon and pork. While these protein sources are effective, they are not always the most sustainable or healthy choice.
Dog food chicken
Chicken and beef are the most common sources of protein in dog food. Chicken is a popular choice because it is low in fat and easily digestible for dogs. Beef is also an option because it contains high levels of protein and essential amino acids.
Dog food with salmon
Salmon is another popular protein source in dog food, and is often recommended for dogs with food hypersensitivities. It contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which improve skin and coat health. Pig is a less common protein source, but is often used in dog food because of its high levels of protein and essential amino acids and low purchase price for the producer.
However, these protein sources have a host of drawbacks, including their contribution to environmental problems. Dog food derived from these sources contributes to overfishing and ocean pollution and animal suffering. In addition, animal protein production is energy- and resource-intensive, leading to greater environmental impact. Added to this is the fact that more than 80% of dog food contains offal that is not fit for human consumption.
That's where insects as a protein source in dog food offer an interesting alternative. Insects are a sustainable source of protein because they can be produced more efficiently and with fewer raw materials than traditional protein sources. Moreover, they contain high levels of protein and amino acids, as well as other nutrients such as fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Chicken, beef, salmon or pork in the kibble
Although chicken, beef, salmon and pork are well-known sources of protein in dog food, they are not always the most sustainable choice. Insects offer an interesting alternative, as they are a more efficient and sustainable source of protein, as well as other important nutrients. If we want to contribute to a more sustainable future and ensure the health of our dogs, it is worth considering hypoallergenic dog food with insect protein as a key ingredient.
In addition, insect proteins are also hypoallergenic, meaning they are less likely to cause allergic reactions in dogs with food hypersensitivities. This is important, as some dogs are sensitive to certain protein sources such as chicken or round and may develop discomfort and even illness after eating them.
Our conclusion, hypoallergenic dog food with insect protein is very much a good choice for dog owners looking for a healthy, sustainable and hypoallergenic option for their pet. It offers a unique combination of nutrients and contributes to a better environment for all of us.
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