We adore our pets, and knowing that the current news about pet nutrition reviews has left many concerned and confounded, we should try to figure out how to select the best food for our beloved pets. In this article we will discuss the best food options for pets, what and how much to feed them.
With the current pet nutrition reviews, a lot of pet owners are worried about the content, quality, and regulation of pet nourishments. A lot of them are thinking about natural or organic pet nourishments, or even homemade food for their four-legged mates.
There are two books about pet nourishment: “Food Pets Die for: Shocking Facts about Pet Food” and “Protect Your Pet: More Shocking Facts”, both by Ann N. Martin. These books are covering especially the issues with ordinary nutrition and how to find other options.
After over 15 years of research and work with federal organizations, veterinarians, pet nourishment organizations and animal rights groups, Martin found out an irritating reality of ordinary pet food that included chemicals, colorings and by-products, and almost no nutritional value in some foods.
There are numerous alternatives concerning your pet food. Brand name, generic, canned, and dry: the options are overpowering and unending. Vet Organics has designed a fix for the nutritional content problem and the confusion about brand names, canned food, and dry food. EcoEats natural, organic, nutritious dog food is now available.
First of all, you should be sure that the food contains enough portion of protein. The protein content for dogs should be 20 to 30 percent. Chicken, lamb, and salmon are foods rich with protein. Other pets may require more portion of protein. For example, cats need at least 50 percent of protein in their food.
Your pet’s meals also should contain fat and oils. These nutrients are also good for taste improvement and digestion. Minerals are also an important part of your pet’s food. They are good for strong bones and teeth and for development of cells and tissue.
Cereals, rice, and pasta are good sources of carbohydrate, an important nutrient for providing energy for your pet. Add fibrous food to the meal of your pet, which will help to improve the smooth bowel movement of the pet. Foods which are high in corn are not recommended because they are not very nutritious and are allergens to some pets as well.
Also, you should avoid food that contains by-products. Those by-products are usually used to keep prices down. But they are not only unhealthy and cause health issues for your pet but are also not as filling as good quality products, so your pet would naturally want to eat more.
Another important feature to remember is to make food the same way every time if you prefer to give your pet homemade food, which means making consistent portions. Also, you should be careful to keep the same brand, formula, flavors and calorie counts.
You should feed your dog at regular intervals. Feeding your pet twice a day on scheduled timings is also important. If you prepare homemade food you need to use a proper measuring tool. In case of pet food it is much easier: if you follow all the directions you will not overfeed your pet.
Of course, all pet owners love to cherish their pets but you should not overdo with treats because they are also food and are very high in calories. An overweight pet can have a lot of health issues including cancer and joint problems. But if your pet is jogging along with you each morning you should increase the amount of food, but this is only in case of regular exercises. Another factor you should consider is age-related changes. As your pet gets older you should decrease the amount of food as the metabolism of your pet slows down. Or you can switch on senior pet food which contains less fat.
It is very important to pay attention to hydration of your pet. If you choose dry food you should mix it with canned foods, as they contain very little moisture.
While choosing pet food you should be careful to select the one without dyers and preservatives.
In any case, you should consult with your veterinarian about the nutrition of your pet, because each animal is different and may require a little more care and attention.