Pet Health. Finding proper pet nutrition is more difficult than most think. For those of us who love our pet just as much as children, their nutrition is vital to live a long healthy life. Our nutritional tips apply to the ingredients found in most food for dogs, cats, rabbits and even horses. Time to take a second look at the ingredient label to reference what your pet is really consuming.
Most pet products are often filled with by-products, preservatives, additives and fillers. RADO Nutrition has extensively researched the ingredients in your pet’s food as well as the top nutrients your pet needs.
Supplements your pet needs:
- Probiotic – Just as thewholedog.org mentions, for your pet to have a healthy life and body, they need large amounts of good bacteria. Probiotics provide and promote good bacteria in the body (for humans and animals). Our pets are constantly consuming pollutants, fertilizers, pesticides, and more. Therefore, the good bacteria from a probiotic, will help counteract the bad and harmful bacteria created from these chemicals and other physical, medical and stress related changes your pet might encounter. Providing our pets with probiotic will allow for our animals to be better equipped to fight off any unhealthy bacteria or organisms.
- DHA and Omega-3’s – Before our pet’s were domesticated, animals were able to obtain high levels of omega-3’s in their own diet. These omega-3’s typically were consumed in reptiles, bone marrow, fish and organ meats. Just like humans, when we are able to properly consume the nutrition necessary for our bodies, we need to supplement. When pet food is processed, again much like human food, they lose massive amounts of the omega-3’s necessary for the animals. As PetNutritionInfo recommends supplementing with one to two table spoons of fish oil. You can also substitute their food of fresh, wild salmon two – three times a week. Adding DHA from omega-3’s to your pet’s diet will help with:
- Skin and Hair
- Eyes (specifically retina support)
- Inflammation of Joints
- Behavior and mental focus
Now let’s take a closer look at the most common pet food ingredients.
- By-Products – “This could be either chicken, lamb, beef, fish, turkey and so on. “By product” are the internal remains of an animal, not including the muscle meat. Often times, this will include diseased tissues, organs and tumors,” Kelly Preston of iheartdogs.com.
- Corn Syrup/Corn – Corn syrup is often used to help make the pet food sweeter. These levels can typically be high in the food, leading to cancer, weight gain, diabetes, and hyperactivity. Corn, is one of the most GMO foods on the market, which is one of the many reasons RADO Nutrition recommends avoiding Corn on the RADO Nutrition Detox and in general.
- Preservatives – BHA, BHT and Ethoxyquin are three very toxic chemical preservatives. BHT is a carcinogen and has been proven to cause kidney and liver damage in rats. Ethoxyquin is used as a preservative but its most common used as a pesticide. Meaning, the food you are giving your pet has pesticides directly in the food. BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) is a cancer causing agent. BHA has directly been proven to cause tumors in lab animals.
- Soybeans – Soybeans are another food that RADO Nutrition recommends their human clients to stay away from. Soy is another GMO food and in our pets causes gas and indigestion.
- Fillers – Fillers are typically wheat and corn. Our carnivorous animals should not be consuming wheat as this grain can be difficult for the body to digest.
- Meat and Bone – Researchers have found that in this combination there is usually very little meat. Bone meat can be sourced from any animal and does not need to be disclosed to the consumer. The bone source maybe changed at any time.
Pet health is very important to RADO Nutrition just as it is to you. Next time you purchase your pet food, check the ingredient label. If you have further questions, please feel free to email [email protected].