We are well aware of the benefits of a wholefood diet for ourselves and our children, but what about our furry companions? In partnership with Lyka Pet Food, Dr Nicole Rous, a veterinarian from Melbourne's Mont Albert, spoke about the advantages of feeding our dogs a fresh food diet to help them thrive.
Dogs, like humans, require a balanced and nutritious diet for optimal health. Commercial pet foods, such as kibble, often contain high levels of carbohydrates as a cheap filler. However, dogs in the wild would predominantly consume meat. Dr Rous explains that a fresh food diet, including raw or lightly cooked meat, can provide our pets with the essential nutrients they need to live their best lives.
If your dog is experiencing anxiety, allergies, or obesity, it may be an indication that their current diet is not meeting their nutritional needs. A fresh food diet consisting of 70% muscle meat, 10% organ meat, 10% bone, and 10% vegetables can help address these issues and improve their overall well-being.
Transitioning your dog to a fresh food diet doesn't have to be overwhelming. Dr Rous recommends starting gradually by adding elements like sardines, eggs, or Greek yoghurt to their kibble. Pre-made fresh food options, such as Lyka, make the switch even more convenient, providing meals designed by Board-Certified Veterinary Nutritionists that use locally and sustainably sourced ingredients.
Read more about the benefits of a fresh food diet for dogs in the original article by Emily Taliangis on Broadsheet, and consider making the change to help your furry friend thrive.
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