What You Should Know About Pet Nutrition
It’s no secret, dogs and cats have different nutritional requirements than humans. Many pet owners wonder about the best nutrition for their pet, especially as the animal ages. Pets are subject to most of the same age-related diseases as humans, and their nutritional needs can be just as important a factor in helping them remain happy, healthy pets.
Raw diets are becoming more and more popular as an alternative to other pet foods. When it comes down to it, raw diets are just another way for owners to ensure their pets are receiving proper nutrition and care. A raw diet should be considered when it comes to pet nutrition. However, this doesn’t mean solely meat. It’s important to incorporate fresh fruits and veggies into your pet’s meals or as treats.
The benefits of a raw diet are numerous for your dog:
- Raw diets are incredibly easy to digest compared to dry food or canned food. This makes them easier on your pet’s stomach and digestive system in general.
- Fresh veggies and fruits can help keep your pet’s teeth clean because they’re chewing on crunchy things, such as carrots, which have a hard surface that help scrub away plaque buildup.
- Regulate metabolism and keep your dog at a healthy weight with raw diets so they’re not overeating or eating too quickly which can lead to weight gain over time (if not corrected).
- Heavy on then nutrition, raw food contains all of the nutrients that your pet needs to thrive on a daily basis without any added fillers like grains and carbohydrates found in dry kibble or canned formulas. When feeding your dog or cat a raw diet you’ll notice them have shiny coats and bright eyes.
For many pet owners, the idea of using dietary supplements in their pets is still a foreign concept. However, there are many benefits to incorporating them into your routine. The main goal of incorporating supplements into your pet’s routine is to promote healthy joints, tissues, and ligaments, while minimizing inflammation.
Dietary supplements can be used for everything from helping with joint pain and stiffness to improving digestion. These products can help improve quality of life for your furry friend.
For example, arthritis is one of the most common reasons that veterinarians recommend nutritional supplements for their patients. Many dogs and cats are prone to joint pain as they age due to their breed or lifestyle activities (such as jumping up on furniture). Supplements can help reduce inflammation within joints and prevent further damage from occurring.
A high-quality EPA/DHA fish oil product is a good place to start when it comes to supplementation for your dog or cat. One advantage of pets taking fish oil is their body weight is usually much less than that of humans, so they require small doses, making your products last several months.
We also recommend CBD products for anxious animals. Similar to fish oil, pets need only a small dose of CBD oil to have an effect. CBD is safe for pets and generally tolerated very well. Consider this supplement as part of your dog or cat’s health regimen if he or she is particularly anxious. It can also be used for car rides, trips to the vet, etc.
Improve quality of life for your pet
Different pets have different nutritional needs, and cat owners have certain pet nutrition requirements that their dog owners don’t. But despite these differences, there are many basic nutritional principles that are common to all pets. It’s important to keep those in mind when you’re picking out the food for your dog or cat (or any other animal, for that matter). It doesn’t take a lot of money or effort to give your pet a healthy diet; it just takes some basic knowledge of what’s best for your furry friend.