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The Right Diet - April 21, 2015 by Jackie

Once your dog reaches a year old, you must change the puppy food to adult gradually. What type of food for adult dogs are there? There are three types: dry, semi-moist or canned. Dry foods are usually the most popular choice and go through a long process. Most companies start with raw materials such as cereals, meat and fat. Then ground to help increase the availability of nutrients and mixing ingredients. The next step is a process called extrusion using an extruder. An extruder is a machine that looks like a screw inside a barrel.

The food is cooked as they pass through the barrel and change the speed of the screw. This is how the dog food is cooked and the end results are a spongy mass. Then it is sent through what is known as a matrix is cut with a knife. The croquettes now enter a new dryer where moisture is removed. The last step is called the shell and the addition liquids or powders on the outside of the pellets. Here is where you add the fat and flavor.

Semi-moist foods are produced almost similar to dry foods, but when passing through the extruder temperature is lower and dry. Semi-moist foods obviously have more moisture and have a greater risk of deterioration, mold and bacteria. To help prevent this, manufacturers developed inhibitors of bacteria and mold and manufacture of special bags moisture proof. Canned foods have been around since the 1800s. Canned (or soft foods for dogs) is food that comes in cans sealed and then sterilized by heat. As well as dry foods and semi-moist, raw ingredients are also used in its manufacture. These add to a blender and cooking. Later, but still hot, move to the packaging machine is placed in vacuum sealed cans and finally sterilized. Now that you know how it is produced food for dogs, be better able to choose better. You may want to stay away from semi-moist food, they have high amounts of salt and sugar. Sugar can contribute to gingivitis, which can lead to tooth loss. The salt, can lead to dehydration in some dogs. If you opt for semi-moist food, you can add a little water to serve them. Be careful not to add too much, because the food tends to swell when wet and can cause swelling in your dog. Try to mix with dry food or canned. In conclusion, he notes that food will your dog feel better. Is your dog a large breed dog? Large breed dogs eat more than smaller breeds and can benefit most dry foods sold in bulk. Canned foods are better for small breeds, but be careful because sometimes the canned food and plaque can build up your dog sick. Either way, your dog will eventually decide what food you like. Find out more about your dog on Thanksgiving and have a good day!

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