“What is the best diet for my pet?”
A common question, but not always an easy answer. There is no one-diet-fits-all, but a premium-quality diet that is balanced and complete is the best place to start.
What is a premium diet?
Premium quality diets are formulated by veterinarians and contain top-quality ingredients as well as all the essential nutrients required for a healthy pet. Their ingredients are consistent batch-to-batch and they are highly digestible, meaning your pet will get the optimal nutrition from each mouthful they take. A premium diet also means less waste for you to pick up (less poo!), as well as excellent value for money.
We can give you the best advice for the specific type of premium diet for your pet based on their age, weight, breed and medical history.
Why does my pet require a prescription diet?
For some pets, we may recommend a prescription food to help manage certain medical conditions, such as urinary disease, dental disease, arthritis or obesity. The benefits of these diets can be crucial in altering the outcome of these diseases and can even help prevent progression of the disease process.
What about grain-free diets?
It is often thought that grain-free diets are ‘more natural’, carbohydrate-free and less likely to cause allergies – however, none of it is true! No scientific evidence currently proves that grain-free diets are better for our pets. There is also growing evidence that there may be a link between grain-free diets and a rare cardiac disease in dogs called dilated cardiomyopathy. We recommend you avoid feeding your pet a grain-free diet until there has been more research done into this possible link.
When it comes to a healthy life for your pet, a premium quality diet is a great place to start. You should always ask Pet Doctors for more information about your pet’s diet – we are always here to help.