Are Carbs A Good Source Of Energy For Dogs And Cats?
Let's talk about carbs baby! Let's talk about what to eat! Let's talk about all the good things and the bad things that will be....let's talk about carbs! Let's talk about carbs!
Well after that musical intro, if the famous Salt-N-Pepa 90's hit isn't running through your head all day, we may have to assess your musical taste! Or you may be too young and we will introduce you to the very catchy tune! For those who will be singing along with us all day...you're welcome for that little piece of ear candy!
Ok...let's talk about carbs, seriously, we're going to talk about carbs now! You've heard us talk about reducing or eliminating carbs in our furry guys' diets! If we're feeding a dry diet, starch is required to hold the food in the little pellet shape, starch turns to carbs, carbs turn to sugar and sugar feeds disease! The more we can reduce or eliminate carbs from our carnivorous little floofs diets the better their diet becomes!
The big pet food manufacturers will try to convince you that carbs are an excellent source of energy! Now hold on to your socks...they're not wrong! Carbs are an excellent source of energy, but the question we must follow up with is...are they a suitable source of energy for a carnivore?
The answer changes very quickly! Excellent source of energy...yes. Suitable source of energy...not even a little bit! Who wants to get energy from the very thing (sugar) that will feed disease in your body? No one! Our floofs obtain their energy from the fat in their food and a little from the protein. That's the way Mother Nature intended it to be!
So, if anyone is pushing a high-carb diet on you or trying to convince you the high-carbs in the food provide an excellent source of energy, you make sure to ask them if those same carbs are a suitable source of energy for a carnivore! You already know the answer!