Commercial pet foods are distinctly lacking in the correct nutrients for cats and dogs and do not meet basic dietary needs. Ten years ago, in 1995, the British Journal of Small Animal Practice published a paper contending that processed pet food suppresses the immune system and leads to liver, kidney, heart and other diseases.
Listed below are suppliers of natural, often organic food for your cat, all of which have an excellent nutritional profile suitable, and are made with a belief that our pets deserve food of a high quality.
|A natural holistic approach to health and nutrition |
Burns Pet Nutrition offer the Holistic Approach to health and nutrition developed over the past eleven years by John Burns BVMS Lic.Ac. MRCVS. Adverse reactions to ingredients in the diet may well be one of the commonest yet least recognised causes of ill-health in pets and humans. In theory, any dietary ingredient can cause an intolerance. Understanding this link between diet and health led John Burns to develop a range of natural complete foods based upon a home made recipe.
Address: Ferry Road, Kidwelly, SA17 5EJ
Dogs and cats would in a natural state eat raw meat including the bones and gut contents which would include grasses and herbs; they would also scavenge fruit and vegetables. Such a natural diet would ensure optimum health and avoid the extensive dental disease our pets suffer; in the region of 50% of cats and dogs need veterinary treatment for dental disease by the age of 8. Feeding the right food with the correct nutrients ensures that your pet will have healthy teeth and gums.
Commercial pet foods are made up largely of cooked cereal grains which are difficult to digest. Most pet foods have grains as their top ingredients, but nature designed cats and dogs to be primarily meat eaters. More worryingly, pet foods contain a vast array of chemicals, soya, animal bi-products, genetically modified ingredients, and perhaps the saddest indictment of the pet food industry is that condemned meat is routinely included in pet food.
A chemical called Pentobarbital used to euthanase animals can be found in many major pet foods, many holistic veterinarians feel that daily ingestion of pentobarbital is detrimental to the long term health of our pets.
Seventh Wave Supplements have been the UK's 100% natural and additive free brand of health supplements for ten years. They are passionate about helping people feel better naturally. www.seventhwaveuk.com