At Home With Lorraine Kelly 2017 - 281
YOUR PETS ARE
WHAT THEY EAT
ts not ust hu ans that suffer ro
eating too uch unk ood. Many et
oods don t contain enough ua ity
eat and are bu ked out with ers
ike bone ea grains which aren t
good or cats and so e dogs are
into erant to and ani a derivatives
those undesirab e ow- ua ity
e overs ro the eat industry .
Many oods a so contain arti cia
reservatives and co ourings. ver
ti e this kind o diet can affect
your ets we being and vita ity.
enrietta Morrison ounder o
i y s itchen i yskitchen.co.uk
akers o ro er ood or ets says
Many eo e nd switching their et
to a hea thier diet eads to a dra atic
a in the nu ber o tri s to the vet.
ore natura diet with a high eat
content es ecia y or cats and ewer
additives can ead to better digestion
resher breath a hea thier weight
shinier coat stronger i
une syste .
e take a ook at the rob e s our
readers ets are dea ing with and
how diet cou d be affecting the
'MY DOG HAS
ITCHY, FLAKY SKIN'
oth dogs and cats can strugg e
with dry skin itching dandruff and
infla ed cracked skin. his can be
caused by arasites such as fleas or
ites a ergies to grasses dust ites
flea bites or certain oods a edica
condition such as hy erthyroidis or
overgroo ing due to stress. owever
skin rob e s are o en caused or
ade worse by a oor diet.
ne o the ost i ortant
re uire ents or hea thy
itch- ree skin is a diet
rich in high- ua ity
ingredients and acked
with essentia atty acids
A 'COMPLETE' CAT
ex ains enrietta. n
FOOD FOR ALL THE
CATS CAN BE
SO FIND A FOOD
articu ar o ega- and atty acids
ound in sh oi s and flax oi as we as
borage oi sa ower oi and vita in E
he to kee skin hea thy. n y own
dog i y changing her to our natura
ood was the on y thing that c eared
u her itchy skin condition.
'MY CAT IS
ust ike hu ans our ets have an
idea hea thy weight says enrietta.
eing overweight can cause serious
rob e s inc uding heart disease
diabetes oint rob e s arthritis
and i ited obi ity.
eight gain can be caused by a
edica issue such as an underactive
thyroid so get your et checked out by
a vet but as with hu ans the cause
is usua y too uch ood and too itt e
exercise. ith dogs you can increase
their activity with ots o ong wa ks
but its not so easy with cats! More
re uent and energetic ayti es with
toys they can chase around can he
to get the
or both cats and dogs diet is crucia
or he ing the ose the excess at
and aintain a hea thy weight.
ho eso e ba anced reci es
ade with resh y re ared eat
wi he says enrietta. void atty
or nutritiona y use ess ers and
harder-to-digest eat ea .
der cats with oint rob e s nd
it harder to exercise and burn ca ories
so a diet rich in o ega oi s to su ort
their oints is i ortant.
Never starve your et its not good
or the to ose weight too uick y.
ook or ean hea thy eats such as
duck and turkey. our vet can advise
you and onitor their rogress.
'MY DOG HAS
rob e s such as diarrhoea excess
wind and consti ation can be caused
by in ections co itis
wor s and
other rob e s so ake sure your vet
ru es out any edica issues. owever
diet a so ays an i ortant ro e in
your ets digestive hea th.
Every dog owner is in tune with
their oochs digest hea th because
they re the one who has to dea
with the end resu t! says enrietta.
resh natura ingredients are ore
easi y digestib e than over- rocessed
stuff u o eat ea or ani a
derivatives . hoose ood ade ro
resh y re ared eat and vegetab es.
or cats a high- rotein high eat
diet is i ortant without any grains.
o e dogs a so strugg e with grains
so ook or grain- ree reci es. >
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