The Difference Fresh Pet Food Can Make in the Health of a Pet
- 10 April 2017
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- Pet Wants
If you’re a pet parent, you want to know that your pet is happy and healthy on a daily basis. Spending time with your pet and ensuring it gets plenty of exercise are two important pieces of this puzzle. But another very important piece that often gets overlooked is nutrition. When pets don’t get the right mix of nutrients from their pet food on a consistent basis, it takes a toll on their overall health and wellbeing. Whether that toll is mental, physical, or both, inadequate nutrition makes it hard for a pet to feel its best.
Since Pet Wants was founded to create fresh pet food with the optimal mix of nutrients for cat and dog health, we want to highlight exactly how fresh food can help your furry companion flourish:
- Sustained Energy
Even though getting amped up on caffeine or sugar can give you a boost, you later have to suffer through a crash. A better approach is to eat fresh and well-rounded foods that provide natural energy. This is also true for pets. By opting for food that’s made from high quality, nutrient rich ingredients, you can help your pet have all the energy it needs to feel great all day long.
- Healthy Coat and Skin
Your pet’s skin and coat can often be a reflection of their overall health. Dry, itchy skin and dry fur is often a sign that your pet isn’t getting all of the nutrients they need, as the skin is usually the last organ to benefit from nutrients absorbed from food. If there aren’t any nutrients left over after servicing the heart, kidneys, lungs, etc, your pet’s skin and coat suffer. The longer a pet food sits on a shelf, the more nutrition it loses. So when you buy fresh food that is no more than 30-60 days old, you can rest assured that it will contain ample amounts of vitamins and minerals that will support coat and skin health, as well as the rest of your pet’s health.
- Optimal Weight
Obesity has become a very serious problem for both cats and dog. One big reason for this is that many pet foods on the market are full of fillers like corn, wheat, and soy that are high in calories but low in real nutritional value. However, when you feed your pets with a food that is made with fresh, high-quality ingredients you know your pet is getting the nutrition they need without the extra calories from fillers.
- Potential Relief from Allergies
Pets that scratch or chew on themselves all the time may be doing so because of an allergy. Of all the different causes of allergies in pets, food is actually one of the most common. Many pets simply don’t react well to the various type of filler and/or low quality ingredients found in bags of many big brand pet foods on store shelves. Eliminating those ingredients by choosing fresh pet food can reduce or even eliminate these types of allergies.
- Improved Digestion
Your pet’s digestive system will find it much easier to break down fresh, wholesome ingredients as opposed to the overly processed lower quality ingredients found in most pet kibble. These additives, fillers, and by-products take much longer to digest which can cause irritation to the stomach or intestines resulting in vomiting or loose stool. On the other hand, fresh, natural ingredients more closely mimic a pet’s natural diet and will contain good sources of fiber to keep the digestive system healthy and functioning properly.
Sustained energy, a healthy coat and skin, optimal weight, potential relief from allergies, and improved digestion are all benefits your pet can enjoy when you choose fresh Pet Wants food!
For more information on pet nutrition or to try one of our formulas, please contact Pet Wants On the Avenue at: (502) 627-0026.