Many people are changing their diets to healthier ones, whether it be to lose weight, feel better physically, or help with a disease. Why shouldn’t we do the same for our dog?
The truth is, buying commercial dog food that says “Full of Nutrients” on the label is not enough to support your dog’s overall health. Many of these foods actually become stripped of their nutrients in the preserving process, which is why it’s a better option to choose organic, natural food for your dog.
If you’re considering switching your dog’s commercial food to a healthier organic option, keep reading along to learn 5 of the benefits of feeding your dog natural food.
Strengthens Immune System
Since natural dog foods contain higher levels of nutrients, it actually makes it easier for the dog to digest. When the food digests easier it makes the nutrients easier to absorb as well, which leads to a stronger immune system.
Just the same as humans, if we were to eat fast-food everyday our immune systems would end up getting weaker and weaker. Bodies need the correct amount of nutrients to keep the immune system nice and strong!
Doesn’t Use By-Products
Many (if not all) commercial dog food companies use unhealthy by-products in their food to act as fillers. A couple of these fillers are ground corn and corn gluten, which can cause damage to your dog. It is important to look at the ingredient list on your dog’s food, just as you do your own.
The best ingredients to look for in your dog’s food are things like fish, eggs, or chicken – foods that contain high levels of protein.
Increases Life Span
There’s no doubt that eating healthier foods that are high in nutrients will lead to a longer life, for anyone. Dog’s already live too short of lives to most of us pet parents, why not switch their food to a healthier option and get to spend more time with them?
Increase in Energy Level
If your dog appears to have low-energy all the time, even as an adult, this can be a sign of low nutrients. When a dog has low-energy and sits or lays around all day, they usually end up gaining an unhealthy amount of weight. This can lead to a downward spiral of many other health issues.
Making a simple change such as the food you feed your dog, you can help them increase their energy levels and get to a healthy and maintainable weight!
Healthy Skin and Coat
Another thing to keep an eye on is if your pet itches themselves often, appears to have a dull coat, or licks their paws frequently. Many dog’s skin and coat problems stem from the food they eat. Healthy skin and shining coats come from the nutrients your dog absorbs into their body, if their food is stripped of these nutrients, your dog will more than likely have some skin irritation and a dull coat of fur.
Switching to a highly nutritious dog food will help your pet get the nutrients they need in order to have a healthy, shiny coat of fur and hydrated skin.
If you have been considering switching your dog’s commercial food to an organic and natural one, these benefits should have helped you to understand just how big a part your dog’s food plays in their overall health.
After switching your dog to natural food, you should notice their energy levels rising, their skin & coat being itch-free and shiny, their weight maintaining at a healthy level, and so many more benefits. Your dog will forever thank you for choosing a healthier food option over their dry kibble!