Pet Nutrition

Choose the right food for your pet.

| September 24, 2012

  • Pet Food
    Choosing nutritious food for you pet helps ensure a long, healthy life.
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  • Pet Food

When it comes to caring for your pet, you do everything you can to ensure they stay happy and healthy. And while there are a variety of pet foods on the market boasting recipes made using wholesome ingredients, if pets aren’t digesting that food correctly, they may as well be eating the inexpensive fillers you’ve been trying to avoid.

In fact, many pet owners don’t know their dogs and cats have sensitive stomachs, which may make it hard for them to properly digest their current food, and could lead to a host of problems.

“Pets need consistency, they need to eat the same food every day to avoid digestive upset,” explains Dr. Al Townshed, staff veterinarian with Holistic Select natural pet food, “If pets can’t absorb the nutrients in the food they eat, it can lead to malnutrition, lethargy, frequent vomiting and worse.”

The good news is that there are pet foods on the market that offer well-balanced, easily digestible nutrients. With this in mind, Dr. Townshend shares these tips for choosing the right food for your pet:



Check the LabelLook for natural, wholesome ingredients and avoid fillers. Remember, while proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals all play an important role in the health benefits of your pet’s diet, there are other ingredients to consider to help ensure your pet is properly absorbing these key nutrients.

ProbioticsYour pet’s digestive tract requires a careful balancing act of bacteria. Probiotics – or good bacteria – help keep your pet’s immune system healthy. Cat and dog foods like Holistic Select natural pet food contain live probiotics that are added to the food after it has been cooked and cooled. This process assures maximum survival of the probiotics, so your pet reaps the full benefits of his food.






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