what you should know about the labels on your pet food

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what you should know about pet food labels

did you know that a popular pet food label myth is that “meat first” on the ingredient list means more and better-quality meat?

it’s a fact, consumers tend to focus on the ingredients in pet food rather than on the nutrient value and digestibility of the food.  this occurs because people can’t understand pet food labels, so they look for anything that relates to human food labels.

what information should you look for?

what pet owners should look at is the nutrient value and whether it meets the daily requirements their pets need and how well those essential nutrients will be absorbed during digestion.

because the ingredient list provides little information on the nutritional value or overall quality of a pet food, look for one of these three statements on the packaging that must answer these important questions:

  • does the diet contain all the essential nutrients that a pet needs?
  • how that was determined?
  • for which age or life stage is the diet appropriate?

clearly, the need to improve and simplify pet food labels is necessary

people want the best for their pets as they are often seen as family members, so to help consumers make better and more informed decisions, data label specialists and ethical dog food companies are creating info graphics that show:

  • how pet food is currently labelled,
  • the terms used in the ingredients list,
  • and the creative marketing used to promote these terms

the must-read article, calls for clearer labeling on pet food, educates and shows the consumer these very helpful info graphics.

for chihuahua owners specifically, the ebook, caring for chihuahuas made easy: breed information, health care and nutrition also provides you with helpful information on pet food labeling.

start now. do the research. educate yourself on the importance of understanding pet food labels.  your pet will thank you for it!

 

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reference:  important-information-you-could-be-misreading-on-the-pet-food-label

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crunchy krak’ems for your chihuahua! only the best all natural dog treats!

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the best all natural dog treats

very rarely does famous chihuahua endorse a nutritional dog treat if they aren’t 100% sure that it’s all natural, the best quality and loved by teaka the famous chihuahua.  So if you’re looking for an all natural wholesome dog treat for your chihuahua to enjoy and you only want to give them the very best, then you must try little l’s crunchy krakem’s!

krak’ems are a freshly baked all-meat brittle that are a crunchy and flavorful alternative to conventional jerky.  they are made from human-grade poultry and meat grown free range and without the use of antibiotics or hormones.  only premium parts of meat are used, so these low calorie treats are high in lean protein, low in fat, and 100% grain/gluten free.  no glycerin, oils, salt, additives or preservatives are used and they are shipped straight from the kitchen to your front door.  your chihuahua will start wagging their tail the very moment the mailman arrives!

we guarantee your chihuahua will love krak’ems, so we’re offering a 15% discount off your purchase.  just use the coupon code ‘TEAKA’ at the checkout.  oh, and did we mention there’s free shipping on orders of 2 or more bags!  “wowsers!”

so what are you waiting for?
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“krak’ems make my mouth water auntie lana!  this smells soooo good i just have to eat it!”

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“yummy, yummy!  these are absolutely delicious!  loving licks all around!  … woof, woof”

you simply can’t go wrong with krak’ems, they will have your chihuahua doing back flips!

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chihuahua nutrition: feed your chihuahua fresh romaine lettuce!

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teaka the famous chihuahua loves romaine lettuce! watch her eat a nutritious romaine lettuce leaf! click the chihuahua video below! crunch, crunch, crunch!

looking for the perfect snack to give your chihuahua? a healthy snack that’s packed with nutrients and is juicy, crispy and crunchy? look no further, feed your chihuahua romaine lettuce!

fresh romaine lettuce is full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fiber. with its extremely low calorie content and high water volume, romaine lettuce is actually a very nutritious food.

romaine lettuce is also an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, manganese, and chromium and is very good source of dietary fiber and 6 vitamins and minerals.

nutrients found in fresh romaine lettuce

take a look at the nutrients found in fresh romaine lettuce!

other than being highly nutritious snack and low in calories, romaine lettuce is also a fast and safe way to hydrate your chihuahua on those hot and dry days or when your chihuahua just isn’t drinking enough water.

when selecting romaine lettuce for your chihuahua, make sure it is crisp, with unwilted leaves that are free of dark or slimy spots. be sure to wash it before giving it to your chihuahua.

the edges of the leaves should also be free of brown or yellow discoloration and they should have compact heads and stem ends that are not brown.

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photo source: whfoods.com – (the world’s healthiest foods – profile romaine lettuce)

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how to read dog food labels

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learn how to read the nutrition label on your chihuahua's food!

learn how to read the nutrition label on your chihuahua's food!

ever look at the label on your dog’s food and you didn’t understand what you were reading? ever wonder if the ingredients listed meet optimal nutritional requirements for your chihuahua?

dog food labels can be full of information, but sometimes we don’t understand what everything means. here are some pointers to help you understand what you are reading when it comes to dog food labels.

  • foods labeled as “completely balanced” or “nutritionally complete” meet nutritional requirements for either adult dogs, or puppies and pregnant or lactating females. these standards are set by the american feed control officials (aafco).
  • the label of a completely balanced food must indicate the group for which it is intended.
  • ingredients on a label are listed in descending order by weight.
  • the different components of a single ingredient are often listed separately (for example, ground corn and corn gluten meal), which changes the order in which these ingredients are listed.
  • nutritionally balanced dog foods always contain some plant products. dogs love meat, but they are actually omnivores. this means they need the nutrients found in both plant and animal food.
  • the nutritional analysis lists minimum crude protein and fat content, as well as maximum fiber and moisture content. the percentages are as fed values, meaning just the food with nothing added to it.
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healthy snacks for chihuahuas

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chihuahua snacks on cantalope

with so much processed food on the market, do you ever wonder what foods are healthy for your chihuahua to snack on? its ok to allow your chihuahua to indulge on occasion, but just be sure to choose healthy treats.

if you are selecting from store-manufactured dog food, make sure you check the package label for the nutritional analysis, ingredient list and recommended serving. some manufactured treats are actually formulated to provide complete nutrition, but this doesn’t mean it should be the staple of your chihuahua’s diet.

as with people, it is best to avoid treats with too much sugar, salt or fat. crunchy treats tend to have less sugar than semi-moist ones, so they are better for your chihuahua’s teeth and waistline. in addition, they provide satisfying chewing exercise which also promotes dental health.

low-cost alternatives to commercial snacks include:

vegetables: cooked, raw or frozen – carrots, broccoli stems, green beans, fresh peppers, peas, lettuce stems

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