After knowing everything that your pet does for you, and just knowing how much love and joy they bring to your life, don’t you want to make sure you keep them their happiest and healthiest best furry selves?
As humans, the more minimally processed something is, the healthier it is for us and the better our body knows how to use it as nourishment. The same goes for pets. In an ideal world we would be making all of our food from scratch AND all of our pet’s food as well. This, however, is no ideal world! Luckily, you don’t have to work too hard to surprise your pet with a tasty, healthy treat. According to Modern Dog Magazine, dogs love to snack on sardines, which are not only full of omegas, but they can also be kept in a bag in the freezer and fed to them whole. Talk about easy, quick, and healthy!
As far as healthy dog food goes, the same rules apply — if you don’t know what the ingredients are, neither does your dog’s body! Aim to avoid these ingredients: corn and wheat gluten; meat byproducts; grain byproducts; meat and grain meals; BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole); BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene); Ethoxyquin; Food Dyes (Blue 2, Red 40, Yellow 5 and 6, 4-MIE); PG (Propylene Glycol); and rendered fat. None of these sounds very good for human food either, and it is a good rule of thumb to not feed your pet something with ingredients you would not eat or cannot pronounce!
For a truly delicious, healthy treat for your dog, check out this month’s recipe. Alfie tested them to be sure they were ready for the newsletter… cheers to our employee of the month!