Healthy Pets for Healthy Owners
They are always there when we need them and they love us unconditionally. I feel that the next step in health is making sure that our pets are filled with nutritious foods such as we ourselves put into our bodies. We love them like our children and best friends, so why not nourish them with the best possible ingredients possible.
As is true for us, certain food types can be detrimental to our pets' health. Anything containing an excess of sugar or salt or excessive spices may cause digestive problems, if not much worse. Grapes and raisins, for example, are toxic to dogs and should not be fed at all. Chocolate, onions and garlic can also be damaging to dogs if consumed in large doses.
Although dietary intolerances can be formed to almost any food, there are certain foods that are much more likely to cause problems and should therefore be avoided:
- Milk and dairy products
- Wheat products
- Soya products
- Overly processed foods
- Foods with any artificial ingredients
I know that my dog loves anything to do with coconut. I worked this out when I was using coconut oil on my skin and she started licking it off me every time I moisturised. So I started putting it in her food. Every time I open the tub now, she hears and comes running! After feeding it to her for a month, her coat has become very soft and shiny.
There are some amazing natural organic foods out there for pets. My Jack Russel Lottie's two favourites are Lily's Kitchen
dried food and The Honest Pet Food Company
. I love it that Lily's kitchen has all the festive flavours and treats as well. Perfect for spoiling the pooch at Christmas!
are a great healthy treats brand. They even have vegetarian ice cream for dogs! Ummm, can I try it?!
I know how great it feels to have amazing food in my system. I want my pet to feel the same, and live for as long as possible, so I want to feed her the best possible natural food on the market. She is a very spoilt puppy!