We know the importance of eating whole foods—filling our plates with minimally processed produce, proteins, and grains. But what about our pets? We treat them like family, but do we feed them like family? Most pet foods include meat meals—like ‘chicken meal’ or ‘fish meal’—that are high-heat processed remnants from slaughterhouses and fish processing factories that we humans aren’t allowed to eat.
Whole meat is up to 30% more digestible than meals. Digestibility is important because cats and dogs have among the shortest digestive tracts of all mammals, so the easier food is to digest, the better. The more digestible it is, the more bioavailable the nutrients are, meaning your pet can use more of the nutrients in the food.
If you look closely at ingredients, you’ll find pet food companies that share your values—with whole foods your pet will love.
Karen Scholl, Halo, Purely for Pets®, [email protected]