In Part 2 of our series, No Thanks! Rover Would Rather: Subtract the Sodium, we’ll look at salt. As we reviewed in our Sodium Awareness blog last week, we create diets to help limit or reduce the amount of sodium your dog consumes. All living creatures need salt to live, but salt to excess can be detrimental to the health of your dog. In some cases, excess sodium can lead to heart or kidney disease. Those are the two most common medical conditions we encounter.
In a recent study, Natural News researched the top pet food brands and they found that 69% of all pet foods add salt to their food. Salt is added to:
Cover up diseased or rancid proteins.
Encourage pets to drink more water. (A fresh, raw diet contains a lot of water that keeps your pet naturally hydrated).
I’m again blown away by the “business like” approach to our pets’ food. Our family members are eating what they produce and it doesn’t seem like there is much compassion to the ingredient selection. Well that’s not how we do “business” at Your Pet Chef.
The sample recipe we included in our photo meets the daily recommended sodium intake for a 30 lb. dog which is 100 mg. Here are the details:
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s entry – No Thanks – Rover would Rather: Wolf down Whole Foods. If you would like us to make meals for your dog, click here. Thanks so much!