Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Dog With Diabetes

I received a call today from a lady asking if our food would be good for a dog with diabetes. I went on to explain to her that our food would be beneficial because of its naturally low sugar content and high animal protein content. Compared to some of the grain free diets that use tapioca or sweet potato, Nature’s Logic is as low or lower in sugars. Dry kibble has to have some kind of starch binder to hold the kibble together. We chose Millet because it is gluten free, full of complex B vitamins, hypo-allergenic, is a good source of fiber and is lower in sugar than tapioca or potato used in grain free diets.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Whole Food Nutrition for Pets vs. Today’s Synthetically Supplemented Pet Foods

For eons, humans and animals have fared pretty well getting all their needed nutrients from food as Nature intended. These necessary nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals. These, as well as thousands of other natural co-factors, have been identified as part of the composition of the natural foods we eat daily. Many health organizations, including the U.S. Cancer Institute and the United Kingdom Health Department, recommend that humans get their nutrients from a varied diet of good food and not from synthetic vitamins and minerals produced in chemical plants. We should offer the same for pets, too.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Nutro Recall

On May 21, 2009, Nutro Products announced a voluntary recall of some of their dry cat food sku’s. It was found that some batches were over-supplemented with zinc and under supplemented with potassium. Their recall notice stated this was a formulation mistake by their synthetic vitamin mineral premix supplier.