Real Pets Eat Real Food

Why your pet food should should also be whole food.

By Amanda Kimble Evans

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the importance of feeding your dog real foodWhen it comes to feeding the family pets, the closer to the animals’ natural diet the food is, the healthier and happier they will be. But not everyone has the time to research, develop, and prepare home-cooked meals for Fido and Fluffy. The next-best thing is to find a brand of pet food that is created with whole foods.

Why whole foods? The same reason doctors recommend whole foods for good human nutrition applies to your pets, too. A poor diet full of fast food or highly processed food products leads to poor health. It is better to eat an apple than a slice of apple cake or a grilled chicken breast rather than a chicken nugget.

The same goes for dogs and cats. Highly processed dog and cat foods provide the bare minimum when it comes to nutrition while loading the family pet up with fillers. Imagine trying to survive on a bag of chips and a vitamin every day. It is not surprising that our domestic pets suffer from a rising incidence of obesity, diabetes, and cancers.

Whole-food pet products supply natural pet nutrition by simply providing real food. The beneficial nutrients, micronutrients, phytochemicals, and antioxidants in whole foods can provide a stronger immune system, reduce the risk of cancer, and lower cholesterol. Choosing a pet food rich in real, whole foods is one of the best ways to ensure optimum health for the four-legged members of the family.

Learn More: Why Your Dog Should "Eat the Rainbow"

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