Pets Need to Eat Healthy, Too!
Do you have dogs and/or cats? If so, do you question the quality of the food they are eating?
Lately, many patients have reached out to ask what we feed our cute, loveable little Frenchies, Titan and Capri.
I am glad to share, especially, all the foods that we have used in the past.
Currently, we are feeding them dry food from https://acana.com
Acana provides Biologically Appropriate foods, that are meat-rich to mirror the evolutionary diet.
“The gray wolf is the ancestor of all domestic dogs. The Eastern wildcat is the ancestor of all domestic cats. And while years of breeding has produced hundreds of ‘different looking wolves and wildcats’, the internal workings of dogs and cats remain unchanged.
The eating anatomy of modern dogs and cats is the same as their wild cousins, so it’s no surprise that their food requirements remain consistent.
THE BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™ CONCEPT IS SIMPLE: MIRROR THE QUANTITY, FRESHNESS AND VARIETY OF MEATS THAT NATURE EVOLVED DOGS AND CATS TO EAT.
ACANA’s richly nourishing meat inclusions mirror your pet’s evolutionary diet, excluding high-glycemic carbohydrates, vegetable proteins, synthetic additives and anything else Mother Nature didn’t intend your dog or cat to eat.” – states Acana’s website.
- High animal-based protein
- Locally sourced
- We haven’t found one yet
Nulo Wet Food
Titan is the pickiest of eaters we have ever seen. Not only does he get fed Acana dry food, but he gets http://nulo.com/ wet food as well, to “entice” him to eat his dry. Half of the time, he licks the wet food off the dry kibble, and spits out the kibble!
- High animal-based protein
- Low carhoydrate and low glycemic ingredients
- BC30 Probiotics
- Titan gets a bit gassy (but, this is also the breed) on wet food
What We Have Fed In The Past…
We have tried everything you could probably think of.
We started with the raw food. That worked well, but finding a quality, reliable, and reasonably priced company was tough. Then we switched to..
Just Food for Dogs
Then we went with a company called Just Food for Dogs, in Orange County, CA (when we lived there), www.justfoodfordogs.com While we loved the concept of feeding “whole food”, the price was a little much for us (we were spending almost $400 a month on dog food, and our Frenchies are not that large). The one good bonus, they delivered to our front door!!!
- Whole Foods
- Great quality
- Delivery service
- You must remember to thaw out the food
- Make sure you order before you are out
The Honest Kitchen
Then we switched to https://www.thehonestkitchen.com/ . This was great, as they do carry a grain free version of the meats. Yes, our animals eat grain free as well! Our little ones loved this food, as it is warm when fed. It does get a bit messy, if your furry loved ones are bulldogs!!!
Then all of a sudden, our little boy, Titan, just stopped eating his food. He acted like it was bad (not that is a bad quality) and refused to eat. So, that is when we switched his food, along with Capri’s.
- Grain-free versions
- Easy to prepare
- Digests well
- Considered human grade
- Can be a bit messy
- Takes a couple minutes to “hydrate”
Besides their dog food, we also steam broccoli and give them a little bit with each meal. Why broccoli? They freaking love it! It blows our minds that they enjoy broccoli as much as they do.
Last, but not least, probiotics. Yes, Nula does have probiotics, along with Acana, but we do give them probiotics that we take ourselves, from Apex Energetics.
I hope that helps some of you!