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Why Should I Feed My Pet Natural Food?

Well, no.

Pets can get by on a cheap brand of animal food just like you can also “get by” on cheap, processed, junk food. There can be long-term effects from eating an unhealthy diet over an extended period of time. Just a few of these healthy issues could be obesity, feeling lethargic, diabetes, heart disease, allergies and cancer.

The reasons to consider switching your pet to a healthier food are obvious. The food will not contain any pesticides, chemicals, dyes, cheap fillers or by-products. Eating healthier food will mean a healthier life for your pet and less vet bills for you in the long term.

There are plenty of natural pet food brands available to feed your dog or cat. Look at the first few ingredients of the food. The top three ingredients should be real protein sources such as duck, turkey or chicken. Do not buy any foods that contain by-products, corn or anything that’s vague such as “animal meal”. This could truly be just about any body part of any animal.

Easily digestible oats, barley or other natural whole grains and human-grade turkey, lamb or chicken are also ingredients to look out for, which make a tremendous difference to your pet’s digestive system. Rather than consuming corn or other bulk fillers and chemical additives, your pet will ingest only what it needs for healthy metabolic functioning.

Another option is to make your pet’s food at home. That way you know exactly what your pet is eating. Feeding your pet this way does take more time and more research and you have to make sure the meals are properly balanced. Some dog owners cook for their dogs with recipes that include foods such as beef, chicken, rice and various vegetables. 

Just as the quality of your diet affects the quality of your life, what you feed your pet will have a direct impact on how he or she looks, feels, and acts. By feeding natural, grain-free food you can help ensure your pet lives a long, happy and healthy life. A luxurious, shiny coat, energy to run and play, a healthy weight and a strong immune system can maximize your pet’s life expectancy and quality of life into old age.