Scottsdale Dog Lives Longer by Eating HealthierBy
Scottsdale Dog Owner Knows Pet Nutrition Effects Life Span
I have the pleasure of caring for a beautiful black lab in Scottsdale, AZ, whose owner is very particular about her diet. Each week she prepared for her dog, a large supply of fresh oven roasted turkey, rice, and veggies. This Scottsdale dog owner knows that her pet’s nutrition leads to a longer, healthier life. However, many of us don’t have the time or budget to prepare home-made meals for our pets, although we really do care about their nutrition. I’d like to offer some sound advice about healthier pet food alternatives, to promote longevity.
Holistic vet, Dr. Jane Bicks knows that dogs are capable of living 25 to 30 years, but the average life span is 13 to 14 years, mostly due to poor diet. She offers sound advice about the do’s and don’ts of dog food.
Beware of Conventional Dog Foods (Canned and Dry) Containing:
- large amounts of sodium
- chemical preservatives
- artificial colors
- high carbohydrate ratio leading to obesity
- mite infestations in pellets leading to disease
- find alternative pet foods (canned or dry) which offer low sodium, no by-products or chemical preservatives, low carbohydrates, and high protein
- read the pet food labels, and find pet foods with real meat as the first ingredient
- to avoid mites, keep the area where you feed your dog clean and dry, store your pet food in a dry, cool place, and don’t keep food sitting in the bowl on warm, humid days
My client in Scottsdale would say, “Your pets will feel happier, healthier, and live longer if you feed them nutritional food,” and she would be right!
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