Pet Parents Are Switching to a Grain-Free Diet
Pet parents are voting with their dollars, and are buying only pet food without corn, rice, wheat or soy. After switching from grain-based diet to a grain-free diet, pets (cats, dogs and horses) are getting healthier!
Here is a list of symptoms pets have from eating a grain-based diet:
Itchy skin allergies
Irritable bowel syndrome
Inflammatory bowel disease
Your Pet May Be Sensitive to Its Food
Being sensitive or intolerant to food is more common than having a food allergy. Your pet may only be sensitive to the grains that he/she is eating. Actually, having a food allergy is rare in pets.
How did this sensitivity to food happen? Pet food manufacturers added grains as a filler to decrease their costs. Adding fillers does save pet manufacturers money, but it causes digestive problems in your pet!
100 years ago, pets only got table scraps. No one really cared then what their pets ate. Today, pet parents care more about their pets and about their pets’ health. Since more grain-free pet food is being purchased, pet food manufacturers needed to pay attention to this new demand. As a result, there are more grain-free recipes for pets than ever before. Be careful though. There are still high quality grain-free pet food and low quality grain-free pet food.
Test Your Pet’s Food
Dr. Jean Dodd has invented a NutriScan test. Since this test is a salivary test, it can be done at home or at your vet’s office. This test does not test for food allergies; it only tests for food sensitivities. (Check with your pet insurance company to find out if this diagnostic test is covered.) The test is $298. Click on the link to request the NutriScan test. http://bit.ly/2lVP3TL
Obesity Problem among Pets
If your pet is overweight, replacing the grain with protein will make your pet less hungry. Laura Duclos, PhD, Director of Research & Development, Nature’s Variety recommends rotational feeding. This means changing the protein in the food so that your pet isn’t eating the same food every day.
How to Get the Perfect Dog Food
Rick Ketcham is retired, and is doing what he loves to do. Rick Ketcham is a doggie chef who will cook homemade dog food, and deliver it personally to your front door. Your dogs will love his homemade food. Check out his website ocDoggieDinners
Grain-free pet food is the trend, but not all grain-free diets are the same. Pet food manufacturers continue to find short cuts to decrease their costs. For instance, and this is shocking, pet food manufacturers add meat that is obtained from a vet, and I’m describing euthanized pets. If your dog is acting lazy, it could be from eating anesthesia. Here is the link to back up this claim. http://bit.ly/2kzGnSI In addition, GMO (genetically modified organisms) also could be added to the pet food in order to decrease the cost to the pet food manufacturer. GMO foods is still a mystery. No one really knows how your pet (or even you) will react to a genetically modified organism. Blue Freedom stands out as a high quality grain-free diet. http://bit.ly/2lw8Yb1