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Nutrition Recommendations

Feeding cats is much different than feeding dogs. Cats bodies can not metabolize carbohydrates therefore dry food often leads to obesity and increases the risk of Diabetes.

Learn more about how to feed cats properly:

Feeding dogs is easy but choosing a food can be daunting. There are literally hundreds of choices on the market. Typically, we recommend the Purina Pro Plan line of diets. However, there are multiple good options. To learn more about how to choose a good dog food:

Ingredient lists on a pet food label can be very confusing and sometimes misleading and most of the time the label gives you no real information as to the overall quality of the food.

To learn more about selecting pet food for your cat or dog:

We discourage the feeding of grain free diets to your dogs as the research is showing a potential link between these diets and the development of non-hereditary cardiomyopathy (DCM). In addition, the research does not show any nutritional advantage or physiological benefits to feeding your dog diets that are grain free. To learn more about the research:

Home cooking and preparing your pets meals is possible but doing it with a sound nutritional plan is optimal. Pets require a diet that is balanced in protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. These requirements are different for cats and dogs. To learn more about getting the right recipe for your cat or dog: