Pets Need To Eat Healthy, Too!

Pets Need To Eat Healthy, Too!
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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.

 

Acana

 

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.

 

Pros:

  • Grain-free
  • High animal-based protein
  • Locally sourced

Cons:

  • 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!

 

Pros:

  • Grain-free
  • High animal-based protein
  • Low carhoydrate and low glycemic ingredients
  • BC30 Probiotics

Cons:

  • 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!!!

 

Pros:

  • Whole Foods
  • Great quality
  • Grain-free
  • Delivery service

Cons:

  • Pricey
  • 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.

 

Pros:

  • Grain-free versions
  • Easy to prepare
  • Digests well
  • Considered human grade

Cons:

  • Can be a bit messy
  • Takes a couple minutes to “hydrate”
  • Pricey

 

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!

 

 

2thoughts onPets Need To Eat Healthy, Too!

  1. Debra Norris on

    They ate too cute. Look at him! How crazy are we for our furry children.

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