Why is Good Pet Nutrition Important?
Like humans, pets are what they eat. Feeding your pet table scraps and frequent treats can lead towards obesity and health problems. A complete and balanced diet is what’s required, but unlike us, pets won’t be able to eat a variety of foods to do this. Commercially manufactured pet foods have been designed to include all the necessary vitamins and minerals they need for optimal growth and nutrition.
Feeding your cat or dog a high-quality pet food helps to:
- Prevent inflammatory bowel conditions
- Build stronger muscles & better body tone
- Reduce risk of health conditions including infections & cancer
- Improve their immunity levels
- Give them a shinier coat
- Build stronger bones
- Make a happier & healthier pet
With plenty of options when it comes to cat and dog food, choosing the right one can be tricky. Firstly, if you’re not sure about which one is right for your pet, we can help. Secondly, while it is tempting, don’t base your decision on the price of the food. There is more to it than just the cost.
Cheaper low-quality pet food is often made with sugar and artificial flavours to make pets want to eat it. Ingredients which are hard to digest such as chicken beaks, goat hair, soya bean or cereal are often used to bulk the food up. Not only are these poorly digested by our pets, they also provide no nutritional benefit and are simply passed out in larger stools.
High quality pet nutrition contains easily digestible ingredients such as meat and none of the nasty flavours, by products or fillers used in cheaper pet foods. This means you can feed your pet less as their bodies can digest more of these protein rich foods. As a great benefit, their stools are smaller and less smelly too!
We stock a wide range of premium high-quality pet foods instore. Pop in and have a chat with us about which one is right for your cat or dog and will give them the best quality life possible.