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Best and Worst Foods for Cats and Dogs

Last updated 6 years ago

You should always be careful about the types of foods you give to your pets, as some food and drink may cause health problems. If your dog or cat has special dietary requirements, you should make sure that staff at the pet resort where they will be staying are fully informed about these prior to your pet’s stay.

In this video from Healthy Pets, Veterinary Dr Karen Becker offers recommendations and tips for the best and worst foods to feed cats and dogs. Some pet owners feed their animal’s lower quality food out of financial necessity, but this can cause long term health or nutrition problems if your pet is not getting everything it needs. It’s also important to recognise that not all food is good for your pet’s health – like food for humans, pet food can either heal or harm.

Finding a species-appropriate food option for your cat or dog is usually the best way to ensure they are getting the right vitamins and nutrients. You should also make sure your pet gets sufficient moisture in their food, particularly cats which do not consume large quantities of water like dogs. Feeding cat’s dry food only is not recommended, as this can lead to problems with dehydration and associated illnesses in the future.

Nutritional balance is another important aspect of pet food to keep in check, and is something you can consult a veterinarian about if you are unsure.

If you’re looking for reliable and flexible catteries or dog boarding kennels in Brisbane, contact Samford Pet Resort on (07) 3188 0934.

 

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