Table scraps no more. petMD and Hill’s® Pet Nutrition have partnered to create MyBowl for dogs. Cubby and Ginger were lucky enough to get a firsthand look at this interactive tool designed to put dog nutrition in terms people can understand. (The 4-lb bag of food we received will be donated to Animal Haven Shelter.)
I am sure most of us have seen the human food pyramid showing the proportions of foods in a balanced diet. More recently this pyramid was replaced by ChooseMyPlate. But did you know that Fido’s plate looks much different? The MyBowl tool illustrates the proper proportions of carbohydrates, protein, minerals, vitamins, fats, and oils in a doggy diet. For starters, dogs need less protein than humans do. Who knew?
The interactive MyBowl tool discusses the specific benefits each nutrient delivers. It also helps decode dog food labels including a list of what ingredients we should look for when looking for dog food. Say bye bye to corn, fillers, and artificial colors.
How to find a food that is right for your dog
The folks at Hill’s® Pet Nutrition are recommending their new Science Diet Ideal Balance food. The food contains all natural ingredients formulated in precise amounts to provide the exact balanced nutrition your dog needs.
Read Dr. Jennifer Coates’ weekly blog on the petMD site where she discusses nutrition and answers questions.
Visit the Dog Food Advisor web site to compare many dog foods and read reviews.
Join the PetSmart live Facebook Chat on Wednesday, August 31 from 6:00-6:45 p.m. EST where PetSmart veterinarian, Dr. Robyn Jaynes, will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about scientifically-formulated foods, what they are, and how they might be able to help your pet. You’ll walk away with some great information that can help you choose the food that’s right for your pet’s unique needs!