Is Natural Enough?
October 02, 2013 • Health & Wellness
We all want to best for our FIDO but natural ingredients alone do not guarantee optimum nutrition. Precisely balanced nutrients does, and is the key to good health. Our friends at Hill’s shared their Ideal Balance® line of pet foods with us (and we love their 100% balanced nutrition guaranteed or your money back promise!) Learn more below and make sure to Check out the video below, which features Hill’s Pet Nutritionist Kathy Gross, who chooses to feed Hill’s Ideal Balance to her own pets!
When feeding FIDO natural foods, we first look at the ingredients. While ingredients are important, it’s what is IN the ingredients that matters. Ingredients are chicken, vegetables, fruits, etc. Nutrients are what your pet’s body absorbs from those ingredients. And as ingredient quality increases, so does a pet's ability to absorb and use the nutrients from those ingredients. No single ingredient makes a food better or worse. Too much of one nutrient (like protein) or too little of another (like phosphorus) can be harmful to a pet’s health. A pet food is a sum of its parts.
So, the goal is to make a pet food with quality ingredients that deliver nutrients like protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals balanced in the right proportions to provide optimal nutrition for your FIDO!
The interesting thing about this whole topic is the idea that feeding your pet what they would eat in the wild is better for them. FIDO needs protein in their diet to meet their requirements for essential amino acids. FIDO’s energy requirements can also be equally met by carbohydrates. Using carbohydrates rather than protein to meet energy requirements has the benefit of controlling the level of minerals or other nutrients to avoid excessive levels that are not optimal for a pet’s health.
So a diet with a balance of proteins, carbohydrates, and vitamins and minerals from a variety of sources is ideal, and the. question is: “Are there any natural dog or cat foods out there that have the ingredients you want PLUS the nutrients in the right balance?” Well, there may be others, but the new Hill’s® Ideal Balance® line of pet foods can definitely offer this for your FIDO!
For more information visit the Ideal Balance website and be sure to take advantage of their TRY ME FREE rebate!
Author has been compensated for completion of this article. Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.
New Hill's Ideal Balance Dog Food: Natural Ingredients Perfectly Balanced
Introducing Hill's® Ideal Balance,™ a new dog food made with the right natural ingredients in the right proportions to help your dog be as healthy as he can be.