Dog food Purina

In this article we will talk about the industrial food Purina, we will also talk about how this food should be offered to dogs, and the importance of a balanced diet for dogs.

Dog food Purina

Purina is a brand of industrial dog food. It is an American subsidiary of Nestlé. It produces and markets pet food and treats. Some of its pet food brands include Purina Pro Plan, Purina Dog Chow, Friskies, Beneful and Purina One.

This brand includes food for dogs of specific breeds, small, medium, and large dogs, in addition to dry and pasty foods. These foods can also be specific foods for dogs with:

  • kidney disease;
  • Liver;
  • Cardiac;
  • Allergic;
  • Calorie reduction;
  • others.

These foods are balanced for each different type of dog. And administration is indicated according to what is indicated on the label of each industrial food.

Purina food is a well-regarded brand and is sold in several countries. It is a premium to super premium food being a type of quality food for dogs.

kidney disease

Dogs with kidney disease should be fed foods that reduce the stimulation and kidneys overwork. Thus, industrialized diets for dogs with kidney disease have less protein and phosphorus.

In addition, industrial foods for dogs with kidney problems are rich in EPA and DHA, Omega 3 fatty acids known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help keep the kidney functioning.

Liver

Industrial foods for dogs with liver problems can prevent further damage to liver cells. They are foods produced with less copper content, preventing its accumulation and cell damage to liver cells. In addition to being a food made with vegetable protein, better tolerated by dogs with liver damage.

Heart

Industrial foods for dogs with heart problems have adequate levels of magnesium, sodium and potassium, these supplements can help in the proper functioning of the heart muscles, contributing to a regular beat.

Allergic

Allergies in dogs can occur for a variety of reasons but are usually associated with the consumption of poultry, beef, wheat, and dairy products. Industrial food for allergic dogs is the use of meats such as lamb and rabbit.

In addition, processed foods for allergic dogs contain smaller proteins called hydrolyzed proteins, which go unnoticed by the immune system, preventing the allergic reaction from being triggered.

Calorie reduction

There are special industrial foods for obese dogs. These foods typically have a lower fat and energy content but retain a higher amount of protein and fiber. Supplying the nutritional needs of dogs without extrapolating the caloric gain.

Others

There are other industrial foods for different types of pathologies or even different production and quality. To provide the best type of food for a dog a veterinarian should be consulted.

About the Industrial foods for dogs

Dogs can feed on industrial foods that are manufactured to meet all the dog’s dietary needs when provided in adequate amounts. Each manufacturer has a feed formula and therefore the amounts of food to be offered to dogs also change according to the animal’s weight.

Industrial food can be divided into regular, premium, and super-premium.

  • Regular foods are industrial foods made to supply the basic dogs diet. It is usually made from grains and may contain dyes. Dogs need to eat more food to meet their nutritional needs.
  •  Premium foods are foods that reduce the amount of grain and increase the amount of meat, including vegetables, fruits, and even natural probiotics. They are better foods and tend to always maintain their composition. Dogs tend to need less food when compared to regular food.
  •  Super-premium tends to be the best foods on the market today, in addition to meeting the dog’s nutritional needs, they are foods without artificial flavors and colors and cuts synthetic preservatives. A small amount of food is sufficient to meet the food needs of dogs.

Along with industrial food, snacks can be offered, and foods such as fruits, vegetables and even meats. However, there is no need to add these types of foods. That’s why they should be done periodically to avoid the dog’s diet being unbalanced.

What happens when a dog has an unbalanced diet?

The excess of nutrients and the lack of them can lead to serious problems in dogs. The main symptoms to watch out for are:

  • Obesity;
  • Weakness;
  • Fur loss;
  • Locomotion difficulty;
  • Pain in limbs;
  • Neurological signs.

Animals with excess nutrients can present an imbalance in the homeostasis of the dog’s physiology. Depending on the nutrient, the dog can have skin diseases, kidney disease, heart disease and even neurological signs.

Also, the excess of food can lead to obesity in dogs, which favors the appearance of metabolic diseases that can deteriorate the animal’s health.

Already the absence of some nutrients can lead to weakness, weight loss and even difficulties in bone fractures, resulting in pain, litter, and a lot of discomfort for dogs to get around.

When the dog’s diet is unbalanced, a veterinarian should be urgently sought for dietary corrections, avoiding damage to the animal’s health. That is why you should not feed an animal with homemade diets without first consulting a veterinarian.

Conclusion

Purine industrial food is a food that has several models for dogs. Thus, purine has been gaining market share all over the world, selling industrial food for dogs and cats. A balanced diet of these foods can avoid several problems related to unbalanced diets in dogs. A veterinarian should be consulted for better food adequacy for dogs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): How much to feed a dog?

What are the types of industrial food for dogs?

Industrial food can be divided into regular, premium, and super-premium. And these foods can still be divided into different breeds and sizes, in addition to being classified as:

  • Vegan;
  • Hypoallergenic;
  • Gastrointestinal;
  • Heart;
  • Renal;
  • Liver;
  • Neutered dogs;
  • Moist;
  • Organic;
  • Others.

What foods are toxic for dogs?

Common foods that are highly toxic to dogs are:

  • Grapes and Raisins;
  • Xylitol;
  • Chocolate;
  • Tea;
  • Coffee;
  • Onions;
  • Garlic;
  • Alcohol.

Can you put salt in dog food?

Yes, but salt should be offered to dogs in small amounts. The sodium present in salt is a very important mineral for the proper functioning of the dog’s organism. If in doubt, consult a veterinarian.

References

Araújo, I. C. S., Furtado, A. P., Araújo, G. C. P., & Rocha, C. G. (2018). Effect of the diet of healthy dogs on clinical analysis and behavioral aspects. Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, 70, 689-698. 

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