You Are What You Eat
The age old adage “you are what you eat” is five-seven times more applicable to your pets. Why? Because pets age five-seven times faster than we do. Chronic illnesses and disease seem to come on suddenly, when in fact they develop slowly, below the surface. A lot of them are caused by feeding pets low quality or inappropriate food. Think about it, if you eat poor quality, unhealthy fast food every single day of your life, for all your meals, your health will start deteriorating. Spending more upfront, for better pet food, will not just minimize your vet bills; doing so will reward you with a happy and healthy pet that can live substantially longer than if you don’t.!
This is an especially important adage that needs to be taken cognisence of and applied by all people who have chosen to add a pet to their family.
There is no reason why our animals should not get the best possible meals that are not only healthy for them, but are also as close to what their natural diet would be if we had not domesticated them.
Sadly, many of the pet foods that are available from most supermarkets and even veterinary practices are not as healthy or species specific as they tout themselves to be and due to this, your animals are not getting the most nutritionally balanced and healthy diet that you would expect.
One of the main reasons for this is the over-whelming presence of grain and unsuitable carbohydrates that make up the bulk of dry and wet pet foods. Research conducted has proven that moving your pet to a grain free or at least a healthy carbohydrate based pet food where animal proteins are the first ingredient in the make up of the food, are better suited to providing your pet with the best nutrition possible.
Grain free and holistic pet foods are fast becoming more prevalent in the market place as more people become aware of the health benefits of feeding grain free and holsitic foods to their pets. Not only does your pet benefit due to a healthier lifestyle and increased life span, but so does the owner in terms of reduced vets bills.
The Grubby Paws site is inclined to be a resource for people wanting to investigate the various methods of feeding that are more suitable to your pets health and longevity and we hope that you find it informative and helpful in your quest to find the best diet for your furry family members.