Our pets are our most loyal friends. We love them, we care about them, and we want them to grow healthy and happy. That is why we have to provide them with all the nutrients they need to be able to stay with us for a really long time.
Is a healthy diet that important?
The answer is absolutely yes. In every living being, nourishment is the key to have a strong immune system, so we can avoid as many diseases as possible, and enjoy good health and growth.
How should be a dog’s diet?
When we talk about our dogs, we will want to avoid corn in any form, bone flours, sugar, and salt in their dry food. We will look for meats as the first ingredients, like chicken, salmon, or turkey, and run away from unspecified nutrient sources, like “fish meal”, “seeds”, or “fats”.
You have to look for a fiber source among the ingredients, especially fruits and vegetables, so your friend can have good stomach health.
How should be a cat’s diet?
If you are looking for a healthy diet for your cat, you have to avoid sugar. They cannot process it, and it is not good for their health.
Cat food should be composed mostly of meat. Their diet is based almost exclusively on meat, so avoid those brands where cereals and animal by-product meals are in considerable big proportions or in the first places in the list of components. You should look for dry foods where meats like chicken, livers, or whole meals are the main ingredients, followed by some vegetables to give them the fiber they need.
How to find healthy products for your pet?
Make sure to read the composition labels before choosing your pet’s food and choose a dry food that meets the requirements we mentioned before, and if you are going to mix dry food with wet food, do not leave the bowl with the wet food at your pet’s disposal for too many hours, as it tends to produce more germs due to the high water composition.
Foods my pet should not have
- Dairy products
- Onion or garlic
- Macadamia nuts
- Coffee or alcohol
You may think milk is totally allowed for cats and dogs, but the truth is that they cannot drink the same one than we do, as they do not tolerate lactose.
It is important to know that the person that you should trust the most with your pet supplies is your vet. If your buddy has a special condition or needs an extra shot of some nutrient, make sure you follow their instructions.