Navigating the pet food jungle can be a challenge for even the most seasoned pet owner. There is an incredible range of dry, canned, and fresh food available, and finding the perfect food for your pet can be difficult. How can you make sure your animal companion gets everything they need?
Choose the right food for your pet
Proper nutrition is essential to the health of your dog or cat so that he or she gets all the nutrients. A good place to start is to ask your breeder or an expert what is right for your animal. But since we cannot judge taste, there is no guarantee that your pet will like the food you give it. No matter what the “experts” say. Therefore, it makes sense to try different types and types of food to see which food is most suitable for your pet.
Therefore, we will not just list a few brands, but give you a few tips on how to choose the right pet food.
Find the right food
Choosing cat food
Since the cat is a prey animal whose diet is based on proteins and fats, it hardly needs carbohydrates. Some cats also like to eat a variety of foods with different flavors. Whether your cat prefers dry or wet food is a matter of taste, the advantage of canned food is that it also contains liquid.
Never give your cat vegetarian food or dog food. Among other things, these types of food do not contain any amino acids, which are essential for your cat. In the worst case, too little taurine can lead to blindness or heart disease.
Cats are generally bad at drinking enough. So make sure there is always enough fresh water, especially if your cat eats a lot of dry food. Cats are lactose intolerant, so try not to give your cat cow’s milk, which often leads to diarrhea.
Many cats like to eat throughout the day, while others need small portions to avoid eating too much at once. It is important that your cat never goes hungry, as rapid weight loss can damage the cat’s liver.
Select dog food
Your dog’s diet depends on age, size, breed, weight, and activity level. These factors are also decisive for which feed is best suited. In addition, allergies must be taken into account.
The right amount of whole food contains all the nutrients, such as proteins, fats, minerals, and vitamins, that your dog needs. Whole food is available as dry food, fresh food, and canned food – try which of these suits your animal companion best.
Whatever food you choose, feeding at specific times is better than leaving the food out all day. While cats can eat whenever they feel like it, many dogs always eat what is served to them. Therefore, you need to be careful with the amount and adjust it based on your dog’s weight and activity level.