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Pet Food Guide

Updated on July 15, 2011

A healthy diet will provide your furry friends with a long and enjoyable life.

Happy pets
Happy pets
No weight issues
No weight issues
Less vet visits
Less vet visits
No more teeth brushing
No more teeth brushing
Your pet will love you for the right pet food
Your pet will love you for the right pet food

Pet Food - Organic Pet Food For The Continued Health Of Your Pet

If you have been listening to the news during the last few years, you have learned that in spite of the cost, what you feed your pet may not be safe. A large number of pets have become sick and some have even died because of tainted pet food.

We've even learned that many of the skin and intestinal allergies, we thought our pets were suffering from are actually the additives in their food making them sick. Anymore, those of us who love our pets like members of our own family are having a hard time knowing what food is safe to give them. We don't want to put them at risk when we feed them, but we certainly are not going to let any of our family members starve.

Organic pet food is one of the best and easiest ways to ensure that what you are feeding your pet is healthy for them and safe to give them, and if you don't want to buy any, you can even make your own. There are things you need to remember when you decide to switch to organic pet food, however.

You need to make the transfer from your current pet food to the new one gradual. A sudden change in food can cause all sorts of stomach trouble for your pet, so it is always best to take your time when making a switch. Once you have chosen your new organic pet food, be it store bought or home made, mix it in with whatever you are feeding your pet now. You can start with a blend that is 50% of the old food and 50% of the new, then increase the amount of the new pet food slowly over time.

There are many places to buy organic pet food: pet stores, veterinarian offices and even online. It can also be cheaper to purchase your organic pet food directly from the source, just check the websites. However, don't purchase a large amount of the new food until you are certain that your pet will like it and be able to tolerate it. If they aren't going to eat it, the cost of your pet food isn't really going to matter very much. See if it is possible to get a sample of the food you want to try. If you can't, get the smallest bag you can. You're going to find the small bags a little more expensive, but if your pet refuses to eat it, you aren't saving any money by purchasing the biggest bag they have to offer.

Probably the best way to do it would be to make your own pet food. You aren't going to be wasting nearly as much money if you cook something that your pet does not like. It just requires patience as you find the perfect balance of what your pet loves and what is good for them nutritionally, and then you can make large batches to freeze for later use. If you want to protect your pet from gastrointestinal and skin disorders, learn everything you can about the commercial pet food that is available.

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