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Many of the commercial dog food brands have ventured into the "prescription diet" dog food category. These diets are often vet-recommended, which leads people to assume that these are the best types of dog food on the market.
But the truth is, "prescription" dog food is just as processed as typical commercial dog food.
If you feed your dog processed commercial foods, you can expect the same results as a human eating nothing but processed foods: obesity, diabetes, cancer and more.
Rather than being full of whole, nutritious ingredients, processed prescription dog foods include corn, chicken by-product meal, and cellulose (i.e. sawdust) among their ingredients. Does this sound like something you would feed your dog?
Quality whole foods and proper nutrition will give your pet a more fulfilling life than any pharmaceutical.
Our therapeutic diets use food to help alleviate certain ailments and can be custom-tailored for your dog’s condition. Diseases like cancer, kidney issues, obesity, diabetes, pancreatitis, and liver issues vary in severity and the diet should be adjusted accordingly.
Just as conventional medical treatments are tailored to the patient (canine or human), diet should be customized as well. For example, kidney disease comes in many stages and the stage of the disease determines the type of diet. Obesity is often a result of feeding a species-inappropriate commercial diet to a dog rather than a whole foods diet. If a dog is suffering from pancreatitis, we can add papaya, which contains natural digestive enzymes, along with using a low-fat protein to help take the stress off the pancreas and allow it to heal.
At Rick's Dog Deli, we combine simple, whole, fresh foods that provide excellent health benefits to your best friend. We generally recommend our breed-specific Signature diets for most dogs, but sometimes we need to work around an ingredient intolerance. Rick’s Dog Deli offers custom orders designed to satisfy your dog’s nutritional needs while avoiding any ingredients that may trigger allergies or GI upset.
Arranging for a custom diet is easy. Please contact us through this website or by giving us a call at 321-972-2052. After a short evaluation, we can give you a recommendation which can help you determine which diet will work best for your best friend.