The Best and Worst Foods for Your Pet

Published on Nov 1, 2015

Dr. Karen Becker, a proactive and integrative wellness veterinarian, shares her updated list of best-to-worst types of pet food. When deciding what to feed your pets, remember these tips from Dr. Becker.

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You Can Supplement Your Pet’s Diet With Fresh Foods as Snacks

Depending on where your pet’s food falls on the continuum, with fresh foods being the best and highly processed dry foods the worst, you’ll want to step up to higher quality choices as your budget allows. Keep in mind, however, that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing.

If you can afford to feed one or two fresh meals a week, there will be health benefits! Every time you replace a dead food with a fresh food, you are improving your pet’s health. Feeding one fresh meal a day (and one entirely processed meal) provides substantial health benefits to your pets.

If you want to add more fresh food to your dog’s diet but aren’t ready to commit to a completely fresh food diet, or can’t afford one, a good option is to choose fresh food snacks. Blueberries, broccoli, chia seeds in coconut oil, bits of fresh meats, raw pumpkin seeds, and even fermented vegetables and kefir may super healthy snacks for dogs.

For even more variety, try out these banana basil towers.