As we set our own new year’s resolutions, there is a good chance that eating better is among them. What about your dog or cat? Pets rely on us for their care and wellbeing, so January is a good time to think about their health, too. Improving your pet’s nutrition with a better food will lead to noticeable results for your pet’s health this year.
Premium Food Helps Your Pet Maintain a Healthy Weight
There are considerable health risks to overweight pets. Obesity can and does result in several diseases, including diabetes or insulin resistance, joint problems/osteoarthritis, respiratory disorders, high blood pressure and heart disease, kidney and liver problems, and cancer. Keeping your dog or cat at a healthy weight is important to his longevity.
It’s not just how much, but also what you feed your pet that impacts his weight. Some pet foods have more nutrients than others. Nutrient-dense foods pack more protein, vitamins and minerals into fewer calories. You’ll feed less to satisfy your pet’s nutrient requirements if you select a high-protein, low-carbohydrate food with high-quality animal proteins.
High-Quality Food Helps Your Pet Feel More Comfortable
Digestive issues are uncomfortable for pets. While there may be many causes, gastrointestinal problems are often a result of poorly digested food. Selecting a species-appropriate diet of highly-digestible nutrients helps. Also, a food with natural digestive enzymes and probiotics can help pets fully utilize and get the most nutrition from their food, while also leading to a more comfortable tummy.
Another cause of discomfort for your pet is food allergies, which often present as itchy skin or eyes, nasal discharge, and coughing or sneezing. The most common allergens for pets include corn, wheat, soy, and gluten. Select a pet food without these ingredients and you may notice your pet feel relief from uncomfortable food allergies.
A Good Diet Helps Prevent Pet Health Issues
Feeding your dog or cat a premium pet food can also help prevent future health problems. For example, heart disease in pets is more common that we might think, and that it can be present in seemingly healthy dogs, according to veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker. To protect your dog's heart health, Dr. Becker recommends feeding a high-quality, species-appropriate food, with optimal protein and healthy fat. (1)
Other pet food ingredients can have preventative health benefits, too. Fruits and vegetables supply your pet with essential vitamins and minerals, as well as phytonutrients and anti-oxidants. The natural antioxidants in fruits and vegetables will help keep the body working at its best, for a strong defense against disease. Fruits and vegetables are protective to health as they’re helpful at reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and some cancers.(2) When selecting a pet food, check the ingredients to see that it contains foods like cranberry, avocados, apples, blueberries, apricots, broccoli, spinach, carrots, artichokes, and pumpkin.
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