According to the Humane Society, Americans own 78.2 million dogs and 86.4 million cats. That’s a lot of loving pets. Nothing compares to the special things in life like the unconditional love and loyalty of your pet. Since you want your pet to live a long and healthy life, why not choose the best food for him or her by selecting Hill’s® Ideal Balance™.
We discussed in my last article Hill’s® Ideal Balance – Ingredients and Sourcing about the role that ingredients play in striving for a balanced diet. We found that Hill’s® Ideal BalanceTMis guaranteed to be a natural pet food that provides perfectly balanced nutrition.
Hill’s® Ideal BalanceTM- Balanced Nutrition
Years ago, when my husband was in the service, I used to bake cookies as treats for the troops to take with them whenever they went to summer camp, or on long excursions. I made an assortment of cookies; however, peanut butter was my husband’s favorite, so I usually made several dozen cookies. This routine occurred yearly and sometimes more frequently. However, because of that experience, I cannot stand the smell of peanut butter to this day. To coin a phrase “to much of a good thing” is not good for us. It’s true. If we eat one specific food constantly, we will begin to develop health problems as our bodies rely on carbohydrates, fat and proteins with various vitamins and minerals to allow our systems to function properly. It’s the exact same scenario for our pets. As a valued member of your family, our pets need balance in their daily diets and the activities they participate in.
In addition to a balanced diet, exercise is paramount to the physical health and well being of our pets. The act of walking your pet helps to lubricate their joints, preserves flexibility, maintains muscle mass, and keeps the circulation flowing through the joints and muscles. The simple act of petting your pet reduces their stress level, as well as builds a bond of security too. Yes, we need balance in our lives if we want to live a long and healthy life and so do our pets. Hill’s® Ideal Balance™ is just the right food for your four legged friend as it provides the balance you are looking for.
In my article: Hill’s® Ideal BalanceTM– Is Natural Enough? of several weeks ago, we discussed how dogs and cats need protein in their diets to meet the requirements for essential amino acids. Once those requirements are met, our pet excretes the additional protein that they need for energy. However, a dog or cat can also fulfill their energy requirements through carbohydrates. It is essential that your pet’s metabolism is balanced. If your pet does not eat a lot of carbohydrates and more protein, some of the protein has to be used for glucose production for energy. Since your pet’s food is more than likely the sole source of your pet’s nutrition, the ingredient ratios, when done correctly make a diet complete and balanced.
Nutrient excess can lead to certain health conditions. When the nutrients are incorrectly balanced, they may lead to serious conditions. Excess Vitamin D, for example, can lead to high blood calcium levels. Excess sodium and protein can lead to other complications, as well. No less important, nutrient deficiency can lead to certain health conditions, as well. Good nutrition isn’t just about the ingredients; it is about the right balance of nutrients, as balanced nutrition is the key to good health for your pet. Consequently, as the ingredient quality increases, so does a pet’s ability to absorb and use the nutrients for optimum health. However, natural ingredients do not guarantee optimum nutrition, precisely balanced nutrients do. So, you get the picture of exactly how important a balanced diet is for your pet.
For your adult canine, there is:
- Hill's® Ideal Balance™ Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe; and
- Hill’s® Ideal Balance™ Grain-Free Natural Chicken & Potato Recipe.
For your adult felines, there is:
- Hill’s® Ideal Balance™ Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe; and
- Hill’s® Ideal Balance™ Grain Free Natural Chicken & Potato Recipe Adult cat food.
As your pets age, their nutritional needs change as well. Research the Hill’s website for all the varieties of foods that they offer, including where you can purchase them. You can even try their product for free with the rebate offer listed there. “Friend” Hill’s on their Facebook page and drop by their You Tube page, as well. Hill’s would love to hear from you.
Put a bounce in your pet’s step with a balanced diet from Hill’s® Ideal BalanceTM today. And, stay tuned for the next article, when we will discuss Treats.
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