I have found that simple changes to the commercial diet may make all the difference is the world! A lab with chronic ear problems, a German Shepherd with chronic diarrhea, or a bulldog with skin issues may get better when fed a hypoallergenic diet( the best is salmon/potato)
However the best diet can be ruined by biscuits, treats, and chews that cause SO many problems!
Adding healthy oils to the diet can help the skin and coat! (olive, fish, coconut, canola)
Feeding sardines, herring, and eggs several times a week makes the body and coat happy!
Feeding baby carrots instead of biscuits and canned food instead of dry can help pets lose weight!
Feed raw meaty bones or raw chicken wings or thighs for healthier teeth and joints!
That’s what I talk about in “Dog Dish Diet” Ingredients, allergies, and easy home cooking. This info has saved clients and readers hundreds and thousands of dollars in vet bills!
Many clients like the idea of cooking wholesome healthy ingredients, so I also wrote about easy, economical slow cooking dog and cat food in “Feed Your Pet to Avoid the Vet”
Many vets believe that changing to a prescription diet will cure health problems. Some believe food allergies and intolerance of ingredients are not the cause of many medical problems. I used to believe that way until learning about how simple changes to the commercial diet, adding healthy oils, avoiding allergenic treats and chews may such a big difference! Some day vets will be taught in school how to harness the power of nutrition!( people doctors too!)
Many clients come in to thank me every week for saving them money and giving them a healthier pet!