The Importance Of Maintaining A Pet’s Diet For Health And Medical Reasons

Like humans, pets require a diet that is balanced, with the right combination of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and minerals for their bodies to function properly. During the different stages of life, such as when they are pregnant or ageing, animals require a different diet to ensure that they are getting adequate nutrition. At Durack Pet Motel we use premium Advance dry food as well as fresh meat, cooked chicken and rice rolls, or cooked meat and vegetable rolls, to ensure that our guests have a healthy diet during their stay.

Prevention of Disease

Most of the companies that manufacture food for pets, put a lot of research into the ingredients. This is to ensure that the food delivers a balance of all the essential vitamins and minerals needed for that particular pet, at that time. Maintaining a healthy immune system and metabolism with adequate vitamins and minerals will prevent pets from getting sick, or experiencing disease.s animal, whether it be a human or a pet, is protein. Without adequate protein the body cannot build, hair, muscles, skin, organs and other tissues. Family pets are usually very active and, as such, they need protein for maintaining muscle tone, which helps them to have the energy to do the many activities that pets find enjoyable.

Elimination and Digestion

They say that for humans, all disease starts in the digestive system, and the same goes for pets. Carbohydrates provide fibre, which is essential for optimal digestion and elimination of waste from the body, so ensuring that your pet gets enough is an important part of owning a pet. Ensuring that a pet eats carbohydrates that work for its specific digestive system means choosing foods that are prepared specially for your pet’s needs.

Skin and Coat Health

Similar to humans, when the skin and hair are not healthy and shiny, it can point to issues with diet, or other emotional factors that need to be regulated. Most pets have a lot of hair that covers their skin, so the hair is where the health is shown easily. If a pet has healthy skin it will produce shiny, healthy looking hair, with a nice sheen. Omega 3 and 6 oils are essential nutrients for healthy hair and skin, as these oils prevent itching and irritation. Ensuring that your pet has adequate amounts of these in its diet is important.