My sermon for the day has to do with feeding your dogs premium dog food. I’m a believer in high protein, low or no grain, food. Proof is in the bag!
My oldest mini Australian Shepherd left me at age 16 1/2 and my German Shepherd at 14 1/2 and I attribute it to feeding them high protein, high quality dog food along with a few supplements along the way. Check this link for my local veterinarian’s discussion of pet food http://www.alangusaussies.com/index_files/Page564.htm
Again, I am no veterinarian, but I know what has given me good results with my dogs over the last 25 years. I give my dogs daily fish oil and NuVet Plus http://www.alangusaussies.com/index_files/AvailablePuppies.htm as a supplement to their premium food. I can also share my favorite dog foods if anyone is interested but there is no “one” that is the best, just ingredients that provide a more healthy diet for your pet.
As my two older dogs became geriatric, I began giving them LubriSyn which is a miracle cure for arthitic pain and glucosamine/chondroitin supplements.
Vet bills are very expensive, a sick and unhealthy dog is sad, and the small cost of providing good food will far offset the health issues of feeding “corn chips” to your pets on a daily basis (ie food with corn as the main ingredient).