Feb 16 2016

Why you shouldn’t feed your pet a Supermarket diet

Although it may seem like a quick, convenient option to rely on cheap, mass appealing pet food at your supermarket, it is also a lot less healthy and nutritious, and may cause serious and expensive health problems for your pet in the long run.

Feeding your cat or dog a bad quality diet is likely to lead to poor health, bad teeth and preventable illness.

The truth is that dogs and cats can survive on just about anything we feed them. But will they thrive? Research shows that feeding a premium diet will help your pet live 30% longer, increase their quality of life AND save you money in the long run by improving their overall health.

It may sound like a huge generalization, but for the most part supermarket foods are not that great for our pets. Simply buying a brand that is endorsed by your favourite celebrity does not guarantee its quality either!

A diet full of indigestible cheap fillers ends up mostly coming out the other end. That means more poo and flatulence, and less vital nutrients being absorbed by your pet’s body.

Pet nutrition has come a long way over the last ten years. Unfortunately, as a result, the collection of different brands, foods and feeding practices can be a little overwhelming. So what should you look out for when choosing what to feed your furry family member?

Good quality pet food should…

have meat as the first ingredient
include none (or very little) cheap fillers
use good quality ingredients
be based on sound nutritional research
be made by a reputable company

Thinking about swapping to a premium pet food? Some of the brands recommended by our vets include The Hills diets, MCRC diets, and PVD diet food collections. Feel free to book a consult or drop in today to discuss with your vet the best diet option for you and your pet.

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