Let’s take a look at Evo canned cat food. This is one of the few commercially made pet foods that makes a statement to be low carb.
Lets take a look at fish oil. This supplement is one of the most known and supported supplements by veterinarians and pet owners. I used fish oil for Brukor from puppy till now knowing it was good for him growing up and maintaining. When Clancy was diagnosed with CKD I began putting fish oil into his food. I chose this particular fish oil from the brand TerraMaxPro based on their ingredients list, customer rating, price and amount per bottle.
Ah finally for those who were curious about Clancy’s special diet. To those who don’t know, Clancy is my most expensive pet. My rescue cat who I took in over the winter during 2014. Over the time I have had him he was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Alright enough backstory I am sure what you really wanted was the recipe. Have yourself a read to what I feed my CKD cat and learn what he thrives on!
Lets take a look at Salmon oil. It is a popular supplement not only for dogs but cats also. I looked into Salmon oil when I started making my concoction for Clancy since he was diagnosed with CKD. I chose this particular salmon oil from the brand TerraMaxPro based on their ingredients list, customer rating, price and amount per bottle.
One of the major things new pet owners and life long pet owners need to know is where the pet food stores and pet supplies are located and sold. Online retailers have become a strong competitor to local stores for pet products. Online pet food stores and pet supply vendors often have major discounts or lower prices than their tangible competitors by reducing the price markup. Yet sometimes pet owners should consider buying from places like Amazon or even food companies directly to see the largest price benefits.
There are several dozen different types of treats for our dogs that fall into either bone or “bone” categories. Despite what the product packaging may tell you there are both hidden dangers and hidden benefits to long usage treats. Often cleaner teeth and a healthier mouth is the result. Feeding these long duration treats aids the removal of plaque and tartar. Yet we hear all the time the war between good bones and bad bones. What are the dangers and what are the safe bones for dogs?
Supplements, the word may have different meanings to different people and indicate different opinions especially in pet health. The question may be what is good or what is bad? Shouldn’t pet food have this covered already? What are supplements used for and why should they be used? Is it worth it?
We heard it before that natural is best for our dogs. But lets consider what natural actually means in the scope of dog food and how marketers use the term more for bad than good in relation to pet health. The term natural or organic has no standard definition to govern the pet food companies. Due to the large hype for going natural and wanting better ingredients kibble companies have gone out of their way to build a marketing scheme around this idea to profit off the unknowing consumer…
Ever notice the new trend in pet food? Wow look at this brand new protein! High quality meat protein, animal protein.. everyone and their mother’s protein.. it’s the very first ingredient! Which is then followed by a very long list of malarkey to the standards of the Archaic diet. The trend of animal protein being the number one ingredient has people falling into a sense of false hope. Since the new craze not much has changed in pet health. If making animal protein the first ingredient was to actually solve an issue why has there been no change to the amount of skin cases, heart cases, GI cases the list goes on. Nothing has changed in the pet world from these commercially offered foods that have this brand new idea.. except line their pockets…
Food for our pets comes in many forms. Raw which can be either frozen or fresh, home cooked, air dried, canned, semi moist or dry kibble bits. With so many options there may not seem to be a better choice of one over the other or the total opposite in that there are too many choices and the only healthiest is with the least amount of packaging and ingredients. With so many factors there is a lot to consider when buying pet food from money and time to effort and willingness to research. This decision is up to each person individually, how they feed their pet and what they can afford.
Alright so I talked about protein so lets talk about one of the other major macronutrients. Oh no not the dreaded ‘F’ word! Yes the fear inspiring dreaded fat. By looking at the definition and understanding the actual role of fat in the body we can all rest easy knowing fat for pets and people is good. What makes it good is by choosing the best sources and controlling the amount. By understanding that each animal is an individual we can tune in to what is too much or too little in their diet by how they respond. We know dogs and cats are carnivores and need animal fats in their diet. But don’t forgo coconut oil just because it is plant based! A little tropical fat can do a lot of good for our pets too.
When looking at what to feed our pets we should be looking back at the roots.. the primal food. Wolves hunt down their prey and eat the organs, the fat, the bulk muscle and chewed on bones for the marrow while taking down tiny bits for the minerals within the bone itself. Nature’s tooth brush for carnivores all for keeping a cleaner mouth. The basics of what a dog should eat falls into this primal term, so lets take a closer look at these components…