Whole foods, canned or kibble. How do you properly feed your companion animal? Well, to start with you have to get educated. How do you properly care for your companion animal without knowing how to do it? Start with a highly recommended book from our "Books and Videos" section like Scared Poopless or Natural Dog Care. This will help give you a basic understanding and go a long way towards pointing you in the right direction.
Here, at The Pet Health and Nutrition Center we focus on whole foods. We carry only the very best diets Experts in holistic health such as holistic veterinarians and nutritionists recognize that the natural antioxidant compounds found in whole foods like carotenoids, phytochemicals and polyphenols as well as the cofactors, coenzymes, enzymes, micronutrients and trace minerals can not be duplicated by pet food formulators in a facility. Our recommendations in order of preference are:
#1 - raw foods
#2 - dehydrated raw food
#3 - a premium, meat based diet in a can or jar
#4 - a premium kibble diet that is low in grain and high in quality meat protein sources
Try not to be manipulated by fear mongering and outdated misconceptions propagated by the large pet food companies. Propaganda such as - "your animal must be fed a fortified, complete and balanced food at each meal". Because this generally means a processed kibble food loaded with synthetic vitamins. Another example of the intentionally misleading propaganda by these large companies is that crunchy kibble is required to maintain clean teeth. Quite the opposite is true in fact. The real cause of dental problems in certain mammals is grain based, starchy carbohydrates which stick to teeth becoming calcified and food for germs. Mmm, I wonder what is in those GRAIN based kibbles? This is especially true in mammals that evolved to eat meat, rather than plants, such as canines, felines and ferrets. These same animals on a natural diet have a much lower incidence of dental issues. Remember the one about never changing your animal's food or severe digestive upset will result? I wonder who that benefited? Not your companion that's for sure. And now we know it is best to rotate protein sources and foods for optimal health. In the end you will have to decide how to best feed your animal companion. But please, do not be mistaken, good nutrition has everything to do with vital health and disease prevention. And please realize the difference between thriving and surviving, there is a huge distinction. We can all do better, and we feel the answer is real, whole foods. We provide some top quality special diets made by dedicated and knowledgeable companies from around the country. Enjoy!
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