May 03 2020

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Have you been wondering about the best kind of food to feed your beloved dog or cat? You're certainly not alone! 

The truth is, every animal’s dietary needs are different. That's why it's key to learn some general information about pet nutrition to help you make healthy choices for your four-legged family member.

We know a lot goes into deciding what to put in your furry friend’s food bowl, so we want to make it easier for you. That's why we’ve outlined some of the most important things for you to consider when it comes to feeding your companion.

What To Do -- And What NOT To Do

For starters, there are some common mistakes that you should avoid, like overfeeding your pet, giving your pet store-bought food full of filler ingredients, and underestimating the importance of a balanced diet. All these factors can potentially lead to health issues down the road.

Can My Dog Eat …?  What Human Foods Dogs Should Not Eat

Next, it’s important to know which kinds of wholesome foods and supplements you can give your pet. A dietary boost can help get your pal into tip-top shape, depending on his or her nutrition needs.

You also have to decide whether to feed your dog or cat a kibble-based, wet food, cooked, or raw diet, depending on his or her health, as well as your budget and lifestyle. Yes, there’s lots to consider!

By far, one of the simplest and smartest ways to make sure your companion’s nutritional needs are being met is to consult with an animal or veterinary nutritionist. These professionals know about animal health and nutrition and can help you create a diet plan that caters to your companion’s specific needs.

That said, it’s just as important to choose the right animal nutritionist for you and your pet. For instance, this person should be well-educated (with the proper credentials), accommodating of your budget and lifestyle, and most importantly, should genuinely care about the well-being of your beloved pal.

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At The End Of The Day, It's Up To You!

Our pets’ overall health begins with proper nutrition, just like with us humans. But there is one big difference: our furry friends depend on us to make food decisions for them!

From preparing their meals to making sure their emotional and physical needs are met, it's up to us to keep them as happy and healthy as possible -- and to help them when they're not feeling their best.

How Much Should I Feed My Dog? What is the Best Type of Dog Food?

You don’t have to be an expert to be a wonderful pet parent. However, you do have to have a little background knowledge about how to care for your companion -- and that includes getting expert help from veterinarians and nutritionists.

But while their help is crucial, at the end of the day, the decisions you make for four-legged friend are ultimately up to you. So, listen to the advice of trusted professionals, do some research, and use your best judgment. Remember: no one knows your pet quite as well as you!

For a comprehensive guide to pet nutrition visit Homeo Animal's article THE ULTIMATE PET NUTRITION GUIDE : FINDING THE BEST FOOD FOR YOUR PET

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