The days of picking up a bag of whichever dry dog food happens to be on sale is over. These days dog owners want foods that are as good as what they eat. They want it to be nutritious, tasty, and chock full of the ingredients that a dog needs. Proteins, and vegetables are what pet owners crave. Meat byproducts, and grains are on their way out, and this is a good thing. Learning more about healthier eating options lets owners provide better care for their beloved pets. Pets are members of the family, they deserve the best. Specialty foods are also growing in popularity. You can now choose foods to meet an individual dog’s specific needs. For example, Beneful’s Weight Management dog food. Purina Beneful food is made up of ingredients such as chicken, apples, carrots, and green beans. Dogs can eat delicious food,and still maintain their weight. As dogs age and become less active, this is important. There are even foods that mimic human food. Dog lasagna, or stroganoff are two examples. Though, they are made to look, and taste similar to the dishes that the dog’s human family would eat, it’s made up of dog safe ingredients. This makes it preferable to simply feeding pets from the table. Table food can contain harmful ingredients such as raisins, or onions. Open up a tub of Beneful dog food, pour the food on a plate and you’d think that it was a meal prepared for the family. Yet, a quick glance at the ingredient list will show that everything in the tub is suitable for dogs. Refrigerated dog foods are also on the rise. These foods are kept cold until it’s time to feed the dog. These foods are made to be served at optimal freshness, and taste. This means more trips to the pet store, but, for pets who love the taste it’s worth it. The new, healthier lines of pet foods make it easy to feed your pet foods to help him or her thrive. Give them a try and see the difference the right food makes.