Above all, your furkid’s health comes first. You scrutinize your pet food’s labels or even prepare your cat or dog’s meal yourself. But have you considered adding superfoods to his meal? Here’s what you need to know about superfoods and how they can benefit your furkid’s health.
What makes superfoods so special?
Superfoods are foods that are known for being nutritionally dense and can provide many health benefits. Usually, these kinds of food contain much more than the usual vitamins and minerals. They provide additional nutrients like antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats, polyphenols, and phytonutrients.
Most foods under this category are identified to have very high levels of antioxidants. The role of antioxidants in your (and your furkid’s) body is to neutralize and fight free radicals which damage healthy cells and enzymes.
Popular pet-friendly superfoods
If you search online, you’ll see a long list of superfoods that are good for us humans. However, not all of them are safe and friendly to your pets’ tummy.
Some of the pet-friendly superfoods that your furkid can safely enjoy are fruits like apples, mangoes, papaya, and blueberries which are known as the king of antioxidants. Salmon, which is high in the heart-loving fatty acid Omega-3, can be a great protein alternative for both cats and dogs.
Herbs are also excellent sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Basil, rosemary, peppermint, oregano, and thyme are high in antioxidants and have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. These herbs can also help boost the immune system and give your furkid a healthier gut.
Superfoods in your furkid’s meal
Even though superfoods are nutrient-dense, we need to remember that they aren’t a cure-all, magic foods. Giving your furkids one or two of these foods along with a poor diet or a low-quality pet food won’t make any difference in their health. Always check the labels and ingredients list before buying pet food. You may also ask your veterinary nutritionist about the proper diet for your furkid.
Wishbone Pet Foods is a complete and well-balanced gourmet pet food made in New Zealand. Wishbone’s recipes use high quality and highly digestible meats enriched with nutrient-dense superfoods like fruits (blueberries, cranberries, papaya, mango), herbs (basil, rosemary, peppermint), and flaxseed.
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