Lucy Postins, founder of The Honest Kitchen and companion animal nutritionist, has always been fascinated by the concept of food as medicine. Her passion is clear in their newly released ebook, Feed Your Way to a Healthy Pet.
The book takes a look the ways your pet’s food impacts their overall health. Offering insights from a holistic point of view with a touch of Eastern medicine, the tips provided are both helpful and practical.
Ty gets ear infections so this information did not surprise us: a diet high in sugar can contribute to his condition. What we didn’t know was that a blend of apple cider vinegar and water is a great homemade remedy to flush an infected ear!
We also pick up some interesting tidbits on the boys’ dental health and found the discussion of pet food allergies enlightening. Did you know that cooked beef may trigger a dog’s allergies when raw beef will not?
The last four pages of the book are particularly helpful. It’s a chart of pet food ingredients which lays out the “good, bad, and ugly” things to look for in the following categories: meat, fish & oils, other proteins, vegetables & fruits, preservatives, grains, vitamins & minerals, other, and processing. Given the overwhelming amount of pet food information that is out there, this cheat sheet would come in really handy for anyone taking a look at what their pet is eating.
Disclosure: The Honest Kitchen is a sponsor of GoPetFriendly, much to the droolight of Ty and Buster.
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