As the saying goes, you are what you eat. The same goes for our pets, which is why I’ve dedicated an entire chapter of my upcoming book to making nutrition the Cornerstone of Your Approach to Your Dog’s Health.
We really — literally — are what we eat, because whatever is eaten becomes part of the body at a cellular level. This isn’t about picking the best kibble, although learning to read food labels on your dog food — labels that as seen in this article are designed to deceive — may have you rethinking kibble entirely.
A proper, balanced diet for Fido is prepared with a variety of whole food. Feed the best you can afford to your pup to provide the fuel necessary to live — well — for many many years to come.
Here are a few guidelines:
- Feed wholesome foods to fuel the body with good nutrition.
- Feed foods that are locally grown as they will be appropriate to balance with the climate.
- Feed organic and/or grass fed meats when possible.
- Avoid processed foods. (P.S. This includes Kibble…. )