5 Facts About Prescription Pet Food

Helping pet parents make informed decisions about what goes in their pet's bowl is high on our list of priorities! 🤩

Today we want to share some pet food facts with you about prescription foods. If your furry family is eating a prescription diet, there's a few things you'll want to know! 🏥

🐾 Prescription diets are designed to be easily digestible 

🐾 Pets should not be on a prescription food for more than three months

🐾 There is no medicine in prescription foods

🐾 Most contain minimal animal protein which carnivores require for optimal health

🐾 Most have a high percentage of grains, making them a high carb diet

👇 The following list is an example of ingredients in a prescription diet up to the salt.

🧂Salt is 1% of the bag, with some exceptions, which means everything after salt is less than 1%.

👉 Remember, ingredients are listed in order of size, from most to least.

🆘🆘🆘 Ingredient Panel Example 🆘🆘🆘

📝 Brewers rice, chicken fat, corn, corn gluten meal, natural flavors, dried plain beet pulp, wheat gluten, fish oil, powdered cellulose, vegetable oil, potassium chloride, salt...😳

⬆️ Where's the meat? 🥩

⬆️ Brewers rice is used for pet food and dairy feed exclusively, since it is not fit for human consumption 😬

⬆️ Powdered cellulose is made by cooking raw plant fiber - usually wood, which is essentially sawdust

⬆️ The remaining ingredients are mostly plant proteins, which are not sufficient for providing the necessary amino acids required for optimal nutrition

✅ Flip those bags over! Make sure you know what's in your pet's bowl. Nutrition is critical in making and keeping our pets healthy!

🍔 You couldn't live on fast food and expect to feel your best, your furry family can't either! Your pet requires quality nutrition to thrive! 🥩🥦

We are always happy to help you understand what's in your pet's food and answer questions about how to make their meals the best they can be! Pop by or give us a call to discuss your pet's nutrition! 🐶🐱

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