Beyond a species appropriate diet
Diet is the backbone of a healthy pet, and a species appropriate diet is the first step to ensuring that your pets are getting the nutrition they need. However, just because dogs are all the same species, doesn’t mean that every dog will thrive on the same diet. To truly give you pet the nutrition they need, you have to design your pet’s diet based on the individual pet, not on the species or the breed.
Feed each pet according to internal anatomy
When we’re talking about a species appropriate diet we’re asking pet parents not to try to force human style nutrition onto their pets. For example, you may feel great on your vegan diet, but your cat won’t. And, speaking of human diets, we all know that how our body reacts to various foods isn’t going to be the same as every other person, even though we are all the same species. It’s the same for your pets. It’s important to feed your pet a diet of appropriate ingredients that make up the perfect bowl of food based on their internal anatomy.
Pet hair analysis
To understand what your pet needs to grow strong and healthy you can get a pet hair analysis. A hair tissue mineral analysis will give you information about your pet’s metabolic rate, energy levels, sugar and carbohydrate tolerance, stage of stress, immune system and glandular activity. From there, you can build the perfect diet that gives your pet all the vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids they require to be their best.
The most important consideration of any prevention program or health regimen is nutrition. When you feed your pet a healthy diet that is meat based, minimally processed, low carbohydrate, moisture rich, and fresh, you are giving them the ammunition they need to fight disease. Healthier animals, while not immune, are less susceptible to parasites, viruses, bacteria, etc.