The New Holistic Way for Dogs & Cats: The Stress-Health Connection
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Stress Buster Diet Suggestions

The ratio of meat to vegetable

This may vary with the circumstances—the pet’s preference, underlying medical problems or availability and quality of products. The generality of 50:50 for dogs and 75:25 for cats is an approximation based on volume. The ratio will be influenced by the density and type of meat and vegetables used. The protein source for dogs can be various poultry, fish, lamb, rabbit and pork. We have found beef to be a common enough allergen to discourage its use. Cats tend to prefer poultry, fish, and perhaps rabbit.

Balanced Supplements

A balanced multiple vitamin mineral mix (natural source if possible) is a good idea and the addition of omega-3 found in fish for cats or flax oil for dogs is appropriate. Adding the appropriate type of enzyme CoQ10 is especially recommended for senior pets and those with heart conditions.

The picky eater who won’t eat fruit or veggies

Try adding chlorophyll and/or powdered greens. Include kelp to help palatability.

Grains for dogs and cats

Grains have been advocated for constipation. But normally, they have a very limited value other than fiber content. Grains pose an antigen risk that prompts us to discourage its use. Sources of fiber to alleviate constipation can be pumpkin, beans, ground flax and psyllium.