You are what you eat…does this hold true for pets too?

With commercially grown wheat, corn, and soy, there is an abundance of food products that have these ingredients as the main source of fillers. While wheat, corn, and soy are not entirely “bad” they seem to be the go all when mass producing food. So how does this impact your pet? Most of the common pet foods you see lining the shelves of your local pet stores or grocery stores have fillers. These fillers are in abundance and are generally by-products of soy, wheat and corn. This provides carb intake however it is with little nutritional value. Where does your pet get proper balance in nutritional value? This comes from replacing “bad” carbs with complex carbs found in sweet potatoes, peas, barley, rice, and potatoes; that’s just a few! Foods that are not highly processed enable your pet to have the healthiest possible choice in a dry food diet. Just like you, your pet requires a well-balanced, minimally processed, high quality food to obtain the best possible nutritional value. Pets who are provided such diets tend to maintain healthier weights, skin and coats. A perk for pet parents, less mess to clean up in the yard because your pet is utilizing the food rather than expelling most of it. That’s right, food high in by-product fillers are not nutrient dense therefore your pet expels it frequently.  If the body can’t use it to fuel itself then it must go somewhere. Many of these foods are high in caloric intake contributing to obesity in pets. When a pet becomes obese it impacts their overall health and well-being. It can increase the risk of joint pain, trouble breathing, poor hygiene, heart disease, diabetes, and forms of cancer. Help your pet stay healthy with a grain-free diet.

Stop by Fluffs of Luv store today and pick up your bag of grain-free food

By Arianne Ortiz

 Fluffs of Luv Pet Store

315 Main Street, Suite 1

Pineville, NC 28134