You know that in order to function properly, you need proper nutrition. Well, the same rules apply for your beloved pet. A healthy diet for your pet is something that can help increase their longevity and minimize illness.
There are four main types of pet food that can be substituted for standard products found at your local pet store:
- Organic (grown on land free of chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides)
- Natural (grown without additives or preservatives)
- Holistic (an integrated approach to the combination of body and mind)
While all types are good and healthy, gluten, a form of protein found in wheat, is thought to be a root cause for certain dysfunctions or diseases from which dogs can suffer. These problems range from Celiac disease and eosinophilic gastroenteritis, to diabetes and chronic itching.
Although gluten-free food isn’t mandatory for all pets, it can be a preventative measure for the companion you love so dearly.
Where to Find It
A wonderful source for finding gluten-free dog food is The Honest Kitchen (www.thehonestkitchen.com). Not only do they have over 900 resellers across the U.S. and Canada, but they also have a great online store.
You can choose from a variety of dehydrated dry food choices for your dog or cat, as well as treats and supplements.
For dogs, the gluten-free brands available are Force, Embark, Preference and Thrive. All are gluten-free and made with natural ingredients to cater to dogs with sensitivities.
For your sassy cat, try gluten-free Prowl.
With The Honest Kitchen, you can be sure your products are hormone-free, nutritious and suitable for the stages your pet goes through.
How It Works
Dehydrated food requires water. After mixing, this powder turns the food into an oatmeal-like substance. Leftovers should either be thrown away or refrigerated for next-day usage.
Longevity and Cost
The Honest Kitchen products, depending on the package size, can make anywhere from 3oz of food to approximately 175lbs of food.
At the grocery store, you are probably well aware that the healthier you go, the more expensive it is. The same goes for pet food. However, you get what you pay for. Prices at The Honest Kitchen range from $3 to $300 depending on the line of product and amount purchased.
Is Gluten-Free the Only Alternative?
No. The Honest Kitchen also offers an organic version of dog food called Verve, which comes in dehydrated form as well, giving something for every pet’s needs.
By Shelley Redd