The Importance of a Natural Diet for Your Pet
by Darleen Rudnick, B.S.W., M.H.N.
Certified Holistic Nutritionist
A high-quality diet is the most crucial ingredient to your pet's health.
Your pet is important to you and you hope your pet will be a member of your family for a long time. But are you sure that you are meeting your pet's unique needs? Selecting the right diet is up to you and For Pet Health is here to help.
Many foods on the market are produced to appeal to the public using fancy packaging and clever advertising, but this is for sales purposes only, not for your pet's optimum health. Quality control of ingredients is not always maintained, and many foods contain a high percentage of artificial flavorings, preservatives, and sugars, where the protein is of low quality and difficult to digest.
Research has shown that a low-quality diet -- meaning a diet loaded with chemicals, fillers, stabilizers, coloring agents, and by-products -- can lead to allergies, seizures, nervousness, hypertension, diabetes, weight problems, yeast infections, cancer and many other common ailments.
Dogs and cats sometimes strip wallpaper off the walls in a desperate attempt to get some of the minerals and trace elements that are lacking in today's pet foods. If your dog eats his own feces, he may not be a "bad dog"; he may simply be trying to obtain some nutrients missing from his so-called "nutritionally complete" commercial dog food. You will save money purchasing these low-quality foods, but years down the road you will make up for it with a sick pet and costly veterinarian bills.
Fortunately, there are natural pet food manufacturers that use high quality meats, grains, vegetables, fruits, and natural preservatives. Natural foods contain wholesome ingredients your pet's body organs and structures are best equipped to utilize. When your pet takes in the right foods, these foods will set up healthy biochemical reactions; when your pet takes in the wrong foods, they will set up destructive biochemical reactions in the body. It is that simple. Healthy foods -- meaning fresh meat, vegetables, grains, and fruits -- set up a healthy immune system that fights off bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
Feed your pet a natural diet, and you will immediately see results -- a shiny coat, glossy eyes, little body and mouth odor, less fleas, less shedding, and lastly, less visits to the veterinarian.
For Pet Health will help you choose the correct diet for your pet. We have done and continue to do extensive research on pet food companies and their products. We can help you find the right diet for your unique pet, and answer questions on other pet related problems. If you have questions regarding a natural diet, we urge you to contact For Pet Health today!