Nothing we do in our pet’s lifetime has a greater impact than what we feed them. What we (as pet parents) give our pets is what their bodies will use as fuel and building blocks to keep them healthy and running at optimal levels.
Common problems we see that could have been avoided or mitigated through proper nutrition are:
- Organ disease – kidneys, liver, heart
- Skin problems
Things that can make a HUGE difference in the quality and longevity of a pet’s life:
- Feeding dogs and cats as close to a fresh, whole food diet as we can. Give them a variety of foods. Pets do not generally benefit from feeding them one particular type of food for their entire life.
- Feeding pets human food in moderation is normally okay, but be cautious in giving pets table food because a lot of the foods that we as people eat are very high in fat and salt. Sometimes there can also be particular ingredients that may not be good for animals and cause toxicity (foods like onions or chocolate).