Our review of the 2018 Food Trends at Your Pet Chef continues. Today’s entry discusses Foods with Preventative Benefits. This is one of the founding beliefs at Your Pet Chef. Food can heal – Food can prevent. We use carefully selected ingredients to help dogs suffering from a host of issues and those same ingredients can also help prevent occurrences of said issue in the future.
We take our recipe creation and food very seriously. Our ingredient selection is done to create “Correct Nutrition”. We all hear about “complete” nutrition – what good is that if it contains ingredients that do not help your dog or perhaps even harm your dog? “Correct Nutrition” takes the time to learn about the specific needs of your dog and then creates complete recipes and meals that nourish and meet those needs.
Here are additional details on the meal programs we currently offer (or soon will) to help prevent the most common health issues your dog may be suffering from:
Allergies – By far, the most common condition plaguing our pups. Many of the large food manufacturers have included ingredients in their mass produced foods that are not easy for your dog’s system to digest and may cause distress. Many of the ingredients are also included to “take up space or volume” as they are inexpensive but offer no substantive nutritional value for your dog. We’re seeing many dogs showing sensitivities to these ingredients:
Chicken – Found in many mass produced foods, we believe it’s now become over used. Also of concern – hidden sources of chicken. While the label may show chicken towards the top of the ingredient list, it may be hidden as “by products or meal” further down – so you may think you’re feeding your pup a “chicken free” diet when in fact, you are not. We do not use any by products or meal in our foods – only restaurant quality proteins, vegetables, and fruits. If your pup has allergic to chicken, there will not be ANY chicken in the food he receives from Your Pet Chef – guaranteed!!
Sweet Potatoes – Many people are using sweet potatoes for homemade treats and snacks in addition to what is found in many commercial food brands. Sweet potato do have healing properties as they contain many vitamins and critical minerals, but if over used, they can become a nuisance to your dog’s digestive system.
Peas – Peas come in many forms in commercially prepared dog foods and include flours, meals, etc. Peas, like sweet potatoes, do contain lots of great nutritional benefits, but when overused, those benefits are eroded.
Arthritis – As our dog’s age, their joints may become achy – just like people. Using some natural supplements and ingredients, we enhance our recipes with fish, turmeric, and ginger (all inflammation reducing ingredients) to help our senior dogs feel better. We have several clients that have seen a noticeable improvement in their pup’s movement in just a week or two. Contact us here to learn more about this meal program.
Over-weight – Hey, it happens to the best of us. I get it. We try to have your pup eat his way to his best self. Our meal programs gather the information needed to create recipes that will fill up your pup with “Correct Nutrition” but without added calories. Contact us here to learn more about this meal program.
These meal programs will be released in the coming months:
Seizures – we are finalizing this meal program to help those pups that may suffer from this frightening condition.
Urine crystals or oxalate stones – We currently make this meal program for several dogs and will be releasing it soon. The results to date have been fantastic – reduced rate to elimination of additional stones, great checkups on XXXX levels, and overall improvement of coat due to decreased stress on system.
Picky eater – While we do not have any picky eaters in our house at the moment, we’ve found that as our dog’s age, they become a bit more selective. We’ve been working with several “selective” pups over the past year and have a meal program that has keep them interested and nourished.
Liver condition – Working with a few dogs suffering from this condition, we’ve been able to help them maintain their weight, reduce diarrhea or stomach upset, and including ingredients that help the liver function more easily.
Are there any conditions you would like us to include with our meal program? We’d love to hear your input! Please let us know here.
Thanks for reading this blog post and stay tuned for tomorrow’s entry – Part 3: 2018 Food Trends at Your Pet Chef – DIY Pet Food. If you’d like to get your pup on our production schedule, start here:
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