Healthy Food is a Good Thing – Why Wait?
I would like to share another quote from a veterinarian, regarding healthy homemade dog diets. This is from Dr. Gary Richter, DVM, whose book I just purchased:
“Preparing food at home means you are in control of the quality and freshness of ingredients and the food can be custom-tailored to your pet’s needs.”
I LOVE to hear vets talk this way, instead of discouraging pet parents from feeding fresh, whole diets.
Wisely, Dr. Richter also reinforces that care should be taken to ensure proper nutrition. It’s not healthy to feed just chicken and rice, for example.
Fortunately, with just a little practice and education, dog caregivers can construct highly nutritious diets.
And why wait? Too often, I hear dog parents say they want to improve diet because their dog has some kind of health problem. But why wait until then? Health is a lifelong journey, and one of the foundations is a good diet.
So … does your vet think like Dr. Richter? If so, you are fortunate. If you know a vet, feel free to contact me as I am building collaborative efforts with veterinarians. I would like to connect with your vet to empower, encourage, and make better diets a feasible option for everyone.
Sarah Whitman, MS
Founder, Dog Food Coach
About Dog Food Coach
I’ve been studying human and animal nutrition since 1996. My work, or mission, on behalf of animals began long before then, and over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working with a number of nonprofit animal protection organizations.
Around 2008, I founded DogFoodCoach.com after I started removing commercial dog food from my dog’s diet, and began replacing it with real, homemade, simple food for my own soulmate dog, Cori. Once I got rolling, I never looked back. I believe the best pet food is not “pet food” at all. It’s real, whole food you can buy at your own grocery store or online. Contact me for assistance.