Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Hi and welcome everyone!
This is Sharda with another newsletter about healthy dog foods!
Pet foods that are poor in quality typically contain a number of filler ingredients, rather than the actual nutrients, vitamins and minerals that your dog needs to be healthy.
A wide variety of issues can result from poor quality pet food, including heart problems, obesity, behavior issues, lack of energy and markedly reduced life span.
Scary thought isn’t it?
A close friend of mine had two dogs that both died very young, around age 8.
Both had lived a life largely on tinned pet food and fatty table scraps and I have no doubt that their poor diet contributed to the dog’s shortened life span.
One of the reasons for these issues is the fact that POOR quality pet food provides bulk but not necessarily nutrition.
This creates a void of the nutrients that they do need to maintain their healthy.
On a human scale, this could be the equivalent of eating junk food or fast food every single day.
Humans that subsist on a diet of junk food or fast food are frequently overweight, suffer from heart problems, diabetes and experience mood swings.The same can be said of a dog that does not receive adequate dog nutrition through their pet food.
I know, it’s not rocket science is it?
HEALTHY PET FOODS RECALLS
The recent pet food recalls have shocked most pet owners. Some pet owners suffered the devastation of the loss of a beloved pet due to elements contained in pet foods that proved to be fatal to their dogs.
It should certainly seem as though a pet owner should be able to trust the name brands they find on their pet store shelves, but as we have seen, that is not always the case.
Even some of the most expensive brands pet “healthy” pet foods that are frequently advertised with vigor were found to be completely unsafe and were eventually pulled off the shelves.
This would certainly seem to indicate that price cannot always be a good gauge of quality, and particularly of quality control.
While many pet owners trusted the brands they frequently fed their pets, assured that the pet foods they were giving their pet owners would not shorten their lives, they soon found out the hard way that the commercial pet food industry was rife with problems.
One of the biggest problems with many of these healthy pet foods is the fact that ingredients are often imported from other countries; countries where there are no regulations regarding the manufacturing of quality pet food.
As a result, it should really not be surprising that so many pet food brands became contaminated and resulted in the death of several animals.
It is still unknown exactly how many dogs may have unnecessarily died as a result of pet food contamination.
One thing is certain: even one death was too many. This is why vigilance should always be practiced when choosing healthy pet foods for your dog.
Pet foods that are always advertised or those that are popular aren’t always the best choice.
Reading the pet food labels as well as consulting with your vet is always the best practice when dealing with your dog’s nutrition.
I hope that today’s healthy pet foods newsletter can help you to be aware and vigilant of what goes through your dog’s mouth.
Thanks for listening!
All the best and take care