There are a lot of pet food choices these days. What should I be feeding my pet?
There’s certainly a lot of hype surrounding different types of pet food, but not all the new foods are what they are cracked up to be. Depending on your pet, cats, dogs, and others have specific needs based on their bodies. Talk to a veterinarian to know which food your pet needs in order to live a healthy life.
Can I feed my pet human food?
Veterinarians warn against a diet based in human food, often leaning more towards prepared pet foods (kibble) for reasons of safety, and of course cost. A good rule of thumb would be to consider human food as “treats” and not a staple food source for your pet. Treats being 15% or less than their daily consumption of food.
As your pet’s owner, you may find that your dog likes to eat certain items that don’t disrupt their digestive cycle, like peas or a slice of roast beef from your sandwich. Cats often like to eat raspberries, blueberries, canteloupe and zuchinni. All good for snack time.
Your cat or dog are still officially considered carnivores (meat eaters) so grains like oats, soy, millet, rice and wheat are inflammatory foods for your pet. Also some foods ARE TOXIC to feed to dogs and cats such as grapes, raisins, macadamia nuts and onions. Want to learn if chocolate is poisonous, or what houseplants to avoid? Click here to learn more.