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Eating Right

28 Mar

Nutrition for your dog does not have to be complex.  As a matter of fact, your dog’s nutrition can be thought of in the same terms you approach your own eating plan.  If you are an active person, getting regular, heart pumping exercise, your intake of complex carbohydrates – vegetables, fruit, whole grains – and whole proteins – meat, eggs, rice and bean combinations – needs to be higher than someone who is more sedentary.  In order to keep your body fueled and your energy at a high level, every meal has to offer choices in both of these areas, and your meals should be spaced frequently throughout the day rather than in large portions in one evening meal.  When you take your dog on one of your runs up the closest mountain, he is burning calories in a rapid hurry, and like you, will need the right nutrients to replenish in order to function at his best for the remainder of the day.  A dog that is fueled on less than nutritious food or too few of the right calories will become unfocused, hyper and irritable – just like someone you might know.  If you have a high altitude athlete running at your side every day, stop in at Dogma and ask Craig what his menu suggestions would be.  He and his three Great Danes will be happy to help.

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