The controversy surrounding feeding processed food to pet dogs is a very old one. Traditional wisdom tells us that man made food, in the long run, is always going to cause problems. However, those who favor man made food often point out that these arguments are made for human beings.
Well, dogs are complex animals and have complex digestive systems. However, it is certainly true that human beings are far more complex as compared to dogs. Further, it is easy to understand the dietary requirements of a pet dog.
As compared to the sedentary lifestyle that a pet dog enjoys as compared to a wild animal, it certainly is possible to determine the dietary requirements properly. Those in support of processed food also point out that it brings down the expenses that one has to otherwise incur on taking the pet to the vet.
To look at the situation or issue in black and white is not advisable. Rather, one must adopt a nuanced view to compare the pros and cons of the approach. The biggest advantage of processed food is that it offers more bang for buck. Processed food may be expensive as compared to natural food.
However, it is a lot more convenient and smaller quantity provides the same benefits that larger quantities of natural food would offer. The second advantage of processed food is that it is very convenient for those who are busy with their own lives. If you have the woman of the house sitting idle at home as a housewife, taking care of the pet becomes easy.
However, feeding the pet every three hours and making sure that its dietary requirements are met can be a complicated task. Just as kids eat more as compared to adults, the pup will need more nutrition as compared to the adult dog.
To take care of all these issues and to feed the pet properly, especially when you have a very busy lifestyle, can be very difficult. This is where processed food can make a huge difference.
Another advantage of processed food is that you can focus on those nutritional supplements that your pet requires. If your pet is deficient in vitamins and minerals, you can easily add those processed food stuffs that will increase the nutritional intake.
Achieving such a specific nutritional improvement in the pet using natural food can be very difficult. From convenience to cost-processed food offers many advantages that no other solution offers.