Would you eat ONLY plain processed cereal day after day? This is exactly what our dogs are eating when we feed them processed, dry dog food.
When it comes to our dog’s diets, there is a lot of debate and controversy over what’s biologically appropriate and healthy for our pets to consume. It's common knowledge now that certain foods such as onions, garlic, avocado, and grapes are bad for our animal companions; this is well documented and proven. However, there are some gray areas in animal diets, specifically for dogs, where pet parents seem unsure of whether certain foods are healthy or not.
In fact, it would seem that people, in general, don’t know what counts as healthy food for dogs. Even though they have good intentions, they put their animal companions on strange diets like feeding them exclusively processed can foods or specific brands of dry, processed food. Some people only feed their canine companion's dog treats and goodies. (This isn’t a very good idea, it’d be like feeding your dog fast food every day!)
Then there are some pet parents who pursue more natural options like homemade dog food that eliminate ingredients such as grains, wheat, and preservatives and focus on the food groups that make a happy healthy dog. Some even go the extra mile and feed their canines raw, real, nutrient-dense meat-based products.