Does prescription pet food really work? or is it all a hype?
I've heard that prescription pet food will help manage some health issues. I also heard that prescription pet food can be used long term, but then again, I heard it can be used only for a short time.
Then I heard that prescription pet food is really no different than some store brand pet foods. Lastly, I've heard some folks step away from the all brands of manufactured pet food and feed their pet all natural homemade ingredients..... Good ol' fashion home cookin.
The controversy about Prescription Pet food versus manufactured pet food remain undetermined when it comes to which brand is the best for your dog. It's very confusing to us consumers.
From my own experience, my cat was diagnosed with pancreatitis, and my veterinarian recommended putting her on a prescription diet. I followed the instructions until the cost was pressing really hard on my wallet.
I started seeking out other food brands that had similar ingredients to the prescription food that she was prescribed. After a diligent search, I was fortunate to find a pet food brand that had similar ingredients with close percentage counts in both crude protein, crude fat, and moisture.
I was hopeful that it would work for my cat, and that she wouldn't have any trouble with the food that I wanted to try.
I tried it, and it was a success! She loved the flavor and ate it well. This food did not hurt her digestive system and she did not have any further complications. Its been a few years now, and she's still eating the same brand of cat food, and doing fine.
In my opinion, do plenty of research, check out different pet food brands, and compare ingredients. Or, if you are absolutely done with the whole pet food manufacturing ordeal, research natural homemade alternatives.
I've heard some pet owners give their pets a raw natural diet, and some pet owners will give them a cooked meal starting with the basic bland diet that veterinarians usually recommend, like no spice boiled chicken and rice, or cooked no spice beef and rice.
When you decide to choose what kind of diet you will be giving your pet, make sure to follow the dietary recommendations that your veterinarian will make according to the nutritional needs of your pet based on size, age, level of activity and breed.
I know you will make the best choice to keep your fur kid healthy.
Thank you for reading!
Cinnamon - Founder/CEO
Tiny Paws Fresno