Feeding Your Pet

Dogs:

Dogs have genetically evolved from carnivores and carrion eaters to adapt to our way of eating. Otherwise normal, healthy dogs can do well on good quality commercially available foods. My recommendations are for almost anything made by Purina Pet Foods; by Mars Pet Foods or Eukanuba

Purina’s multilevel products include Purina Dog Chows, ONE and ProPlan in addition to Alpo and other brands: All balanced for the life place indicated on the labels.

Mars Pet Foods includes Pedigree, Royal Canin and Nutro products.

Both Purina and Mars do continuous testing of normal dogs fed their diets for their entire life to determine if their diets at all stages are beneficial and not harmful.

There are other brands that meet the nutritional standards of Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) either by meeting a utrient profile or by passing a feeding trial and their packages are clearly marked.

Cats:

Cats are more primitive creatures and have high protein requirements required from meat. Again, the same manufactures produce good quality foods for cats under the Purina, Whiskas and Iams labels.

Personally, our personal dogs, all large breeds, lived into their late teens and early twenty’s eating Purina Dog Chow or Pedigree and our personal cats lived into their late teens and early twenty’s eating Purina Cat Chow or Whiskas.