What kind of food are you feeding your pet?

Before I got my puppy Manah, I did tons of research on the healthiest kinds of dog food 

I could find, and was surprised to find out that some of the popular brands of food I thought were good, were actually really bad. In 2009, I lost my dog Uzza Grey to cancer and this made me question what was really in dog food. Does natural really mean natural? Boy, was I surprised! I also found out along the way that the food I was feeding Uzza had arsenic and lead in it... Needless to say, I was very upset.

From all the research I have done, and the pet nutrition classes I took from Katie K9, my opinion certainly changed. I believe the products listed below are some of the WORST kinds of food you could be feeding your pet.

Unhealthy Food Choices

Alpo • Beneful • Diamond • Eukanuba • Hill's Science Diet  

Iams • Kibbles 'n' Bits • Pedigree • Purina • Royal Canin 

A+ Flint River Ranch gives a good description of what's really in low quality pet food.
It'll shock you! I know it did me... Here are some of the ingredients better known as fillers: corn (GMO), soy (GMO), feathers, weeds, straw, corn cobs and meat-by-products. The list goes on.

Here is a list of some high quality food, and you'll be surprised at the cost, there's not much difference, if any. Also, you don't have to feed your pet as much food because there is more nutrition and no filler ingredients. If you can, feed an all raw diet. You won’t believe the results!

Healthy Food Choices for Dogs

Raw Bistro made in MNWoody's Pet Food Deli MN Stella & Chewy’s
Sojos MN • Fromm WI • Instinct •
 MerrickTimberwolf • Nutrisource

You can rate your pet's food at Dog Food Analysis. Scientists give detailed reviews about the ingredients in your dog's food. Some of it may surprise you.

Are you feeding your cat dry food? Think again!

Did you know that cats were once desert animals and derived their water through their prey?

Cats are chronically dehydrated if they are only fed dry food. Cats are carnivores
​and were never meant to eat high-carbohydrate diets. Dry diets are too high in carbohydrates.
Veterinary Partner has a lot of information on what to feed you cat
and it all comes back to canned food. Yes, canned food is best!

Healthy Food Choices for Cats

Honest Kitchen • Stella & Chewy's • Steve's Real Food 
WellnessSolid GoldMerrickInstinctBefore Grains  
California NaturalPureVita Stewed Dinners

I go to Chuck and Don's Pet Food Outlet located at 3246 West Lake Street in the Calhoun Village Shopping Center near Lake Calhoun and it's conveniently located across the street from Whole Foods. Ask about Chuck and Bucks rebate program where you can save money. They also have food for cats and other pets. 

​Woody's Pet Food Deli on 50th and Xerxes, is also an excellent place to buy your pet's food. 

​Remember to gradually change your pet's food over a two week period by adding a little more of the new food every couple of days, and less of the old food. You'll have a much healthier and happier dog in the long run and you'll save on vet bills! And being an animal lover like myself, I know you want what's best for your pet. 

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