We’ve seen a rise in diabetes and cancer in pets in recent years, and often a problematic diet is the cause. Low-quality kibbles that are high in carbohydrates can cause major health complications as a pet ages. Dogs and cats don’t need carbohydrates in their diet, and convert protein into energy instead. Carbohydrates spike blood sugar and can strain digestion.

Cats, who are obligate carnivores, derive all necessary nutrients from meat, and cannot digest grains or vegetables efficiently. Dogs are somewhat more capable with digesting carbohydrates, but still need a majority of protein in their diets. 

Cancer can develop from many causes, including environment, genetics, and if/when your pet has been spayed or neutered. For reducing the risk of cancer and other health concerns, a proper diet can help. Feed your pet fresh, whole food that’s minimally processed and has rigorous safety standards. We recommend raw foods, including Vital Essentials, Primal, Stella & Chewy’s, and Mary’s, or lightly cooked whole food like My Perfect Pet or The Honest Kitchen. According to The Veterinary Cancer Society, cancer is the leading cause of death in 47% of dogs, especially dogs over age ten, and a leading cause of death in 32% of cats.

Prevention is the best medicine!
Stop by the store today for a recommendation of how to help your pet have a long, healthy life!