Feeding your beloved pet can be a daunting task. There are so many brands available and
options. Wet, dry or both?
For cats, they are basically carnivores. Wheat, corn, rice or any type of carbohydrate is
not a good idea for them. These ingredients can lead to obesity and diabetes. There are
some foods on the market that list these as the primary ingredients. These are the ones to
steer clear from for the health of your feline. Some of the better foods on the market for
kitties are Wellness, Orijen, Fromm’s, and EVO are just a few brands that come to mind.
There are a lot of other specialty products that are protein rich. If you have a chubby kitty
friend you probably want to keep with a very protein rich diet. One of the veterinarians I
worked with called it the “CATKINS” diet!
Dogs are omnivores, but a quality diet is still essential. One that has fewer fillers is
always best. There is also the debate between wet and dry diets for your canine friend.
For Aulf and Verdell, my two Brussels Griffons, I tend to feed both wet food (Merrick
96% Tripe – Grain Free) and for their dry I use Orijen. I like these two products as
Verdell is a bit on the chubby side so I try to keep a protein rich diet and supplement with
fresh uncooked veggies.
My friend Janet who also has two Brussels loves Dr. Harvey’s, which is a grain free,
premixed assortment of veggies and herbs. You simply use hot water and add your own
protein. Janet herself is on an organic diet so her two pups usually get some very nice
proteins including fish, chicken and eggs.