"Food! My favourite topic to discuss!"
What does nutrition mean?You know how there are numbers on each edible product that say, for instance 135 cal. Well, that cal is not only for people but pets too. A quick throwback to middle school biology class: calories are units of energy and it refers to the amount of energy that we receive through drinking and eating and also how much we use through physical activity. Calorie needs are different for each and every human being but on average, we need 2700 calories per day. Our pets eat and drink as well and I don’t think I need to present in details how physically active they are. So, we as pet owners are obliged to take care of their nutrition needs. The food packaging is pretty, the advertisements are cool or your pet liked that food before - those are not enough reasons to pick a certain food. Ann Martin found out that some pet foods had no nutritional value in it, just chemicals, colorings, and by-products.
What’s the problem with current food?I’ll give you a straight-forward answer - the problem is the lack of information among pet owners. The chemical components in dog and cat food can reach the unacceptable amount and since a lot of owners don’t know about this issue, they keep buying nourishments without checking the label. Some pet owners even turned to homemade food to keep their beloved pets safe and healthy. Is this even the right solution? In response to this query I have to say it depends. Nutrition is not just about food but also about the pet itself. Dogs require different amount of carbohydrates, fats, proteins and so on than cats. The size, age and breed of your four-legged companion matter too. Vet Organics created a solutional for the nutritional content problem: EcoEats natural, organic, nutritious dog food.
You should be sure that the food contains enough portion of protein.
Getting started with nutritionFirst things first, determine the properties of your cat or dog. This may sound a little odd but it’s quite okay if you don’t exactly know the weight of your little fellow. Go to the vet and do a complete checkout to make sure you’re on the right track. Remember that vets will give you the best recommendations. However, here are some general ones that will definitely not hurt your pet. Your pet’s meals also should contain fat and oils. Cats are what the fancy name is “obligate carnivores” meaning they need to have protein in meat and they food has to contain at least 50% proteins. If you’re a cat owner, pay close attention to this part. To satisfy at least some half of your cat’s nutrition related needs follow Marla J. McGeorge’s advice, who by the way is quite famous veterinarian. According to her, there is no other better source than animal meat for cats to receive proteins. Along with proteins, the food needs to contain sufficient amount of minerals, fat and oils. Just a small side note, the last two affect the overall taste of the food. Minerals will positively impact the strength of bones, teeth and the development of cells and tissues. So what? Well, … look at the label and watch out for the mentioned nutrients. On the flip side, you should also search any chemicals and colorings that the food contains. The entire information is written on the labels. Unlike cats, for dogs protein needs to make up around 18% of their diet. And again unlike cats, dogs are fine with vegetables but of course, they would not mind some fish and meat. You could make your dog a vegetarian but in that case you absolutely have to follow Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) compliant diet.
"Please don't feed me with these by-products anymore!"
You should feed your dog at regular intervals
Don't overdo with treats because they are also food and are very high in calories.
Pay attention to hydration of your pet.
EcoEats is nutritonally sound. It's delicious, according to the experts - our dogs. And it's organic. If you want to find a way to avoid the confusion, consider giving EcoEats a try. We know your pooch will love it.