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A Guide To Choosing Food For Your Pet

A Guide To Choosing Food For Your Pet 0

Keeping your pet healthy should always be a pejorative for any pet owner, from having them exercise to giving them plenty of love. So it’s only logical that food is also a huge consideration to have, as only the best foods will keep your pet energized, healthy, and happy. There are several factors to keep in mind when choosing healthy pet food.

What Not to Choose

Some people unknowingly buy unhealthy pet food. The most harmful types are highly processed. They're often packed with fillers and unnecessary ingredients. This makes production cheaper for the companies that sell them. The food is cheaper as well. However, this comes at the cost of your pet's health. Stay away from unregulated byproducts such as hooves, hair, floor sweepings, and manure. In general, the fewer ingredients listed on the label. There are dozens of ways that humans can eat healthy, but what you think is good for us is not the same for pets. As you might be tempted to share some healthy eats you might have, it’s probably not a good idea if you haven’t researched it. Always be sure to check what foods your pet can and can’t have according to your vet.


Healthy pet foods usually have a label that says complete and balanced. This is a regulated statement that cannot be used lightly, but that is nonetheless somewhat abused.

Grain-free food is quite popular, and definitely something to consider if they have certain allergies, but contrary to popular belief, whole grains are not necessarily bad for your pet. But however you feel on grains, always make sure to check the ingredients so that they don’t add a bunch of non-nutritive fillers. Again, smaller ingredient lists are better, so check if there are a bunch of different types of corns listed because that tends to be common. Additionally, be wary of some of the whole meat options because they tend to be more water infused than you think. If you’re looking to feed your pets some fresh (but not quite raw) meat, just be sure to check with your vet, as it also might not be the best thing to do for them.

Importance of Choosing Tasty Pet Food

Choosing an enjoyable food for your fur baby is extremely important. If your pet doesn't like their food, they may not eat it. There are several reasons they may not like a particular food. It might make them feel sick and tired. You may have just switched their food, and they might not be used to it. When switching pet food, make sure to slowly incorporate the new food into their diet. Changing pet food abruptly can make your pet sick. Either way, making sure they love their food is vital. Picking nutritious food they enjoy will leave them happy, satisfied, and healthy.

Buying pet food can be a challenge. Your furry friend deserves the best. Choosing the right pet food will help them live long and healthy lives, so make sure to check the label. Ingredients are key, so get to know them and stay away from unregulated byproducts. Your pet will thank you, one way or another (we’re thinking benevolent licks).

Common Households Threats Endangering Your Pet's Health

Common Households Threats Endangering Your Pet's Health 0

Whether you have dogs, cats, reptiles, or other animal babies, taking care of them and ensuring their safety is of vital importance. No matter if it is in your home, or you finally decided to have a pet friendly office, it is vital that you keep them safe.

Pest Control

If you have bugs or rodents infesting your home, you may have employed some pest control methods to eliminate them from your property. However, these methods could be fatal for your beloved pets. Researching methods that are safe for pets, and will keep them safe is vital. When you're hiring a company to take charge of pest control, you should let them know that you need methods that are safe for the animals living in your house.

Cleaning Supplies

Many common cleaning products are linked to allergies and other health threats. Using cleaning products that are animal-friendly can help to eliminate this problem. Still, though, you should make sure that your pets aren't getting near the cleaning products. For example, even if the cleaning materials are deemed safe for households with animals, this label doesn't mean that your pets should lick the substance or get it on their skin.

Garbage Cans

You might think that the only issue a garbage can could cause is a mess if the dogs or cats knock it over. However, think about all of the items that you throw out. After a chicken dinner, the garbage can likely have bones in it, which could become a choking hazard if your pets get into the food. To store your waste safely, you should keep the can in a locked cabinet, and do everything you can to pet proof your trash.

Drawers And Cabinets

If you have cats that like to climb on the counters, they might open up the drawers. A curious cat inside of a drawer might seem amusing to you, but you should consider what you keep in the drawers. If your cat gets into a drawer with sharp, or gets themselves stuck in a cabinet it could be a headache, or worse.


Some pets will chew on any items that are out in the open. Virtually all buildings have wires in them, but you need to make sure that your pets cannot get to these wires. A storage unit or a baby gate can keep pets away from the cables, which can present dangers associated with both choking and electrocution. Do your best to ensure your pets stay safe around electricity.

While you don't want to start feeling terrified every time that you leave your home, you need to take steps to make your house healthier for your pets. Doing so can provide you with peace of mind.