This pet nutrition post was made possible through a partnership with Purina.
Allie here again. I sure am making up for lost time so many posts from me in the last few weeks. Can you believe that the holidays are almost here? I can’t. One of my best memories of my Grampie is of him sneaking me turkey under the table at Thanksgiving and Christmas. This memory brings me to the reason for this post, do you know much about pet nutrition and what is the best food for your pet? My mommy and I participated in a YouTube live event with Purina and Dr. Evan Antin, a vet at Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital about pet nutrition and we wanted to share with you some of the things we learned.
First, I want to tell you as I know you already know that is important to look at the ingredients in your furbabies food. If the first ingredient isn’t a protein product then put it back on the shelf because folks that isn’t what you want to feed your pet. And we hear all this stuff about grains not being good for your furbabies, Dr. Antin, said that grains are a great source of carbs that they offer additional nutrients such as fiber and vitamins. And that animal by-products are important as well because that is where a lot of the protein comes into play.
One of the bloggers asked a question about how to feed pets who are on different diets. I totally knew the answer to that one, because my sister Maddie must do this with MyMy and HeHe.
You see MyMy got a put on a diet because he has put on a little bit of weight, so he had to go on a diet. But the problem was that Maddie would feed both together. Yea big problem, MyMy is a master thief. He once stole some French fries out of a Sonic bag. So now she must feed them in separate rooms and she doesn’t let MyMy out until HeHe is finished. Which is what the vet suggested the blogger do.
Also, another thing I want to add is that did you know raw vegetables are good for your pets? I never knew that. I can’t wait to try a carrot. Dr. Antin said that raw carrots are great for dogs as not only did they help fill us open but chopping on them helps get the plaque from our teeth. How cool is that?
I could talk all day about pet nutrition but my mom is telling me it is time for dinner so I gotta go. But if you want more information about pet nutrition you can visit Purina and find out more for yourself.
Until Next Time