The Best and Worst Foods for Your Pet

healthypets.mercola.com An integrative wellness veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker discusses her best-to-worst recommendations for diets for dogs and cats and explains how to improve the quality of the food you feed your own pet.

25 Responses to The Best and Worst Foods for Your Pet

  1. anna1968leyte says:

    I would have prefered for her to rate the store/vet brands of food as they are whats usually used and readily available.

  2. siekiersk says:

    Cats get most of there water from the food they eat. They don’t have a drive to drink water like we do when where thirsty. cats come from the Desert where there is little water and some cats are just stubborn.

  3. Lily THERESA says:

    Recommendations for where to find home-made balanced raw diet recipes…?

  4. jualkyn says:

    i don’t understand why cats would be dehydrated when they are drinking water? I guess the water bowl is not enough? I heard some cats hardly drink any water at all…but I don’t get why they wouldn’t drink it if they are THAT dehydrated. Wouldn’t their bodies feel it? I feel bad now since ive only been feeding my cat dry food bcause i heard the canned treats were bad for them…

  5. eridegro says:

    Where is the balance when my dog eats only the meat and leaves the vegetables allone? When in dryfood each granule contains the same composition, my dog can not be selective… Seems like dryfood is more in balance then.

  6. dwbkmj says:

    so not true.

  7. OutdoorGirl95 says:

    No kibble digests at a different rate then raw so they need to be fed seperately. This may very well cause bloat in your dog. What kind of Raw beef are you feeding anyways? Please no ground beef, aka pink slime.

  8. JessicaElizaTaylor says:

    science diet sucks!

  9. vampire5003 says:

    That’s a myth, human grade raw turkey is completely fine.

  10. CTFXC21 says:

    never ever give a dog turkey its bad for them

  11. dihydrotestosterone says:

    Hi Dr !! Do you have a book or link for balanced home made pet food recipes ?

    thanks a lot!!

  12. prcrazy12345 says:

    im at #6 and #7, cant do better than that 🙁

  13. Andrea121366 says:

    This sounds great….but where do i get a trusted recipe for a balanced raw diet?

  14. MsChorong says:

    Hello I strongly recommened two things that can help boost your doggie’s health. #1. I Give your dog multi-vitamin. #2. Go out and have a daily quick walk for about 15-20 minutes. ( This strongly works: Take your dog to the beach and take a nice walk at most once a week. In my experience, My dog was suffering from depression and once took my doggie a walk to the beach and her depression got alot better.

  15. th3c00l says:

    I just started buying raw beef for my dogs Is it ok to mix the raw with kibble (blue buffalo) and 1 egg?

  16. ziomararamirez says:

    hello Dr. Becker I have a dog that has a skin condition his hair falls and skin looks real dry I took him to his vet and he gave him some antibiotics and vitamins cause he said he had a fungus in his skin and low immune system can you help me so i could get my dog in good health please

  17. ziomararamirez says:

    hello Dr. Becker I have a dog that has a skin condition his hair falls and skin looks real dry I took him to his vet and he gave him some antibiotics and vitamins cause he said he had a fungus in his skin and low immune system can you help me so i could get my dog in good health please

  18. idaviruma says:

    7) Again, similar to number 6, lower quality “premium” foods like iams, science diet.
    8) Vet foods, usually crap, science diet, prescription foods, purina, etc.
    9)Same as above
    10) Beneful, Ol roy, kibbles and bits, etc (nasty shit)
    11)Same as above
    12) Moist and meaty
    13) what she said

  19. idaviruma says:

    continued:
    5) Technically theres no such thing as human grade dry food since most contain some form of rendered meal (with exception of some carb heavy brands like halo), but just because it has meat meals, doesent make it low grade. Meals should be named, such as chicken meal, lamb meal, etc. ex. Blue Buffalo, Taste of the wild, Healthwise, canidae, acana, etc.
    6) Not sure what she means by this one, maybe super premium in comparison to grocey store brands, something like purina.

  20. idaviruma says:

    Here are some of the examples she had in mind:
    1) PMR or BARF style raw diet
    2) Premade raw- bravo, blue ridge beef, stella and chewy, natures variety, etc
    3)Homecooked- either home made, or premade mixes like honest kitchen
    4) I think by this one she means canned food without byproducts or glutens, a high quality, grain free canned food, ex, Wellness, Innova, Blue Buffalo, etc

  21. SealABag says:

    Pets need fresh food too! Banana Seals for pet keep your pets food fresh right in the bag it comes in! Check it out on the web at: SaveTheBananaSeal

  22. beaucerdog says:

    Sure.

  23. realistromeo says:

    CAN I FEED MY CAT BUNNY HEARTS?

    I FEEL THEY NEED THE EXTRA RAW POWER ONLY NATURE PROVIDES!

    MAYBE CHICKEN BLOOD ON TAP!

  24. Mawfeah says:

    2 people have malnourished pets =(

  25. nesterhaus says:

    Your so very awesome-OMG your video content, truths and your ability to speak as you do is great-thanks for showing us how to properly BEST care for our tiny loved ones!

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