Pet Food Therapy & Nutrition
Healing your pet from the inside out with food therapy.
There are many options when it comes to feeding your pet. Commercial pet food has taken over; however, the industry did not exist until the 1900s. Before then, cats and dogs ate a varied diet consisting of table scraps and butcher meats. Most commercial pet food today is highly processed and does not resemble anything close to real food. Most of us are trying to eliminate processed foods in our diets, so it is time to consider how the food we feed our pets impacts their health.
Dr. Neely North will guide you in improving your pet’s diet and providing them with balanced, fresh foods.
Three Categories of Food Therapy
Health Promotion & Prevention
To directly treat clinical conditions, such as skin problems, autoimmune diseases, and immunodeficiency.
To complement primary treatments (acupuncture, herbs, or Western Medicine) for various diseases.
Creating a healthy diet for your pet doesn’t have to be overwhelming.
An easy way to get started is to change just one meal daily to a healthy, fresh-cooked meal. Cats tend to prefer meats. However, dogs enjoy a variety of fresh foods. Rice, oats, beans, potatoes, vegetables, and meats are good dietary sources for dogs. You can also practice healthy eating for your pet by simply feeding them less commercial food at each meal instead of mixing the commercial food with your healthy leftovers. Finally, you can feed your pet a completely whole-food diet by creating the meals yourself or purchasing them already prepared in-store. Switching to a fresh food diet can help resolve health concerns like digestive issues, skin problems, and ear infections.