Knowledge Fueled By Nature
With a statement like that, it's no wonder that Vetdiet creates recipes for dogs and cats with the latest veterinary and nutrition research and whole, minimally processed ingredients.
Going Deep into Heart Health
Every Vetdiet recipe includes a specialized Heart Health blend created by Vetdiet. This specific blend includes taurine, methionine, lysine and L-carnitine. Why this combination?
- Taurine is an amino acid found in meat. It can be created by dogs from the dietary amino acids methionine and cysteine. It's added to Vetdiet's recipes to promote healthy heart function.
- Methionine is an essential amino acid that's key in the production of taurine. So, it is also added to promote a healthy heart.
- Lysine is a limiting amino acid. By providing adequate amounts, protein synthesis is no longer limited, making all protein within the diet available.
- L-Carnitine is needed for normal heart function and is added to promote a healthy heart.
In short, every dry kibble needs something to hold it together, usually carbohydrates. Vetdiet uses minimally processed whole grains since they're a good source of vitamins, dietary fiber, resistant starch, macrominerals and numerous phytochemicals.
Let's Talk Fiber
Healthy whole grains are a good source of dietary fiber. Dietary fiber plays an key role in your pet's digestion, immune function and gut microbiota profile. So, all things that keep a gut healthy and regular.
Oats and barley, two whole grains used in many Vetdiet® formulas, are also good sources of β-glucan. This is a water-soluble fiber known for its plasma lipid- and glycemic-lowering effects in humans and animal models. This means these grains are potentially beneficial in controlling or preventing obesity, diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia.
Whole grains also provide energy for longer and in steadier doses, known as a glycemic lowering effect. So, your pet stays full longer and has sustained energy throughout the day. This also helps avoid the dreaded boosts of energy and subsequent crashes after. But this isn't us promising that your pet won't get the zoomies.
Choosing Your Blend
You know your pet is unique and their food should be a perfect fit. Talk with any of our knowledgeable team members at our stores or shop online for dogs and cats for your ideal Vetdiet option.