March is national nutrition month, and while it is to be for people, this is a good time to look at your pet's nutrition too.
With the variety of pet food products on the market today, it can be difficult to choose what to feed your pet. The first step is to always ask your veterinarian. Animals have different nutritional needs based on activity, breed and so forth.
Kittens and puppies benefit frombaby foods to help them grow and develop properly. These should be fed for the first year.
As your pet matures, check the labels and consider a formula for that specific time of their life.
If you have an indoor cat, there are formulas to provide them to help with the "natural grass nibbling" that they do. Maybe your cat has hair balls, or has become a "fat cat." There are pet foods designed to assist you and your pet.
Health problems can also require special diets. Allergies, digestive issues, age, achy joints, and urinary issues can be addressed and made easier by diet. Some of these foods are only available from your vet.
If you do need to change your dog or cat's diet, do it gradually. Mix it with the old food for a period of a week or two. Otherwise their could be digestive upsets resulting in vomiting or elimination.
Looking for ways to eat healthy for you and your pet will help reduce stress and doctor visits.