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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why own a chihuahua?

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teaka the famous chihuahua

teaka ... the famous chihuahua who inspired this website

why own a chihuahua? there’s a danger you know,
you can’t own just one, for the craving will grow.
there’s no doubt they’re addictive, wherein lies the danger,
while living with lots, you’ll grow poorer and stranger.

one chihuahua’s no trouble and two are so funny,
the third one is easy; the fourth one’s a honey.
the fifth one is delightful; the sixth one’s a breeze,
you find you can live with a household with ease.

so how ’bout another? would you really dare?
they’re really quite easy but oh lord the hair!
with chihuahuas on the sofa and on the bed,
and crates in the kitchen, it’s no bother you said.

they’re really no trouble; their manners are great,
what’s one more chihuahua and just one more crate?
the sofa is hairy; the windows are crusty,
the floor is all footprints, the furniture all dusty.

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