Good food is the best investment in your pet’s health and longevity. Food is the building blocks of the body. Good food engenders health, poor food contributes to disease. It’s that simple. The question is, how many of us really know what is a good diet or healthy pet nutrition? For decades we—pet owners and veterinarians, have been taught by the pet food industry that commercial pet foods are the only safe diets. But new evidence shows that the highly processed, high carbohydrate/starch diets considered the panacea of cat and dog nutrition are promoters of disease, when used as the sole diet. While considered complete and balanced by industry standards, they lack the benefits of immune enhancing fresh foods—even the most expensive brands.
What’s this have to do with being rich to own a pet? If we are looking at managing the bottom line, taking control of the ingredients by making all or supplementing our pets’ food offers better foods for less. From home-made recipes to adding fresh veggie stews for dogs or introducing a raw meal or fresh meat treats to your cats, better nutrition can be affordable. It’s all about wiser decisions, understanding your pet’s nutritional requirements and knowing that the most expensive food may not be the best food.
Let us help you wade through the quagmire of pet diets with one of our pet health care coaches. And you just might find yourself splurging on more $4 lattes!