Have you ever noticed how much cats tend to vomit after they eat? You can say what you want, but it is highly doubtful that all of that vomiting has everything to do with hairballs; some maybe, but not all.
Besides, it is frightening to hear that cats are getting leukemia, other cancers, having heart problems, thyroid problems, and a barrage of other health issues. When the professionals stopped and took a look at the situation, it was scary what they were discovering.
According to the Pet Food Institute, over 100 years ago the beginnings of what would become the pet food industry began. The whole thing began with a commercially prepared dog biscuit in 1860. By the 1930s, the market had diversified to canning horse meat for pets. Finally by the 1950s, the expansion into dry commercial pet foods was introduced. Currently, the commercial pet food industry has grown into a $21 billion per annum industry! Although there have been advancements along the way, our pets are not proving that they are healthier as a result.
“One would think that we have created an industry that cares for and nourishes our pets,” explains Will Post, President of Hound & Gatos Pet Food Corporation. “The reality, however, is that most of what people are purchasing isn’t healthy at all and can actually lead to health problems.”
According to the Animal Health Institute, nearly $7 billion is being spent annually on products to treat and prevent disease in the nation’s pets. Every year, more and more pets across the United States are racking up extensive vet bills.
One way to help keep pets healthy is by feeding them a high-quality diet. The problem is, most of the pet food shelves at the grocery store are filled with anything but healthy ingredients. A high-quality pet food should contain all meat, and avoid many of the fillers and by-products contained in most commercial pet foods. This helps pets to eat a diet that is more along the lines of what they would naturally eat in the wild. Ingredients to avoid include soy, generic animal livers, wheat, corn, and coloring agents, to name a few. If avoided, pets will potentially stay healthier.
Avoiding potentially harmful ingredients can help pets live a healthier life, avoid allergies and sensitivities, maintain proper weight, avoid urinary tract problems and diabetes, and help to avoid dental problems. Cats (as well as dogs) thrive on a pure meat-based diet, such as the product line offered by Hound & Gatos Pet Food Corporation.
“The pet food industry has been evolving for over 100 years,” added Post. “We have come to the realization now that the ingredients matter a lot. Feeding pets healthy, high-quality foods is the first line of defense in helping to care for their health. Everyone needs to become a pet-food label reader in order to protect their pets.”
Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation cares about your cat and wants your pet to stay healthy. Thus they offer a line of cat (and dog) foods that are 100 percent animal protein, meat-based, and avoid ingredients that pets should not have, including by-products, fillers, and plant protein. Their pet food is sold around the U.S. and in 160 stores across Canada. Their product line includes such flavors as salmon, rabbit, beef, lamb, and trout. They also offer exotic flavors, such as kangaroo, deer, and duck. To learn more about Hound & Gatos, including where to buy products, visit their site at www.houndgatos.com.