Thursday, April 15, 2021

Too Many Carbohydrates Can Cause Problems For A Dog Or Cat's Health


Why are too many carbohydrates a problem for pets? Carbohydrates convert to sugar and can lead to yeast, diabetes and even cancer. While protein and fats are slow to be digested, the sugar from carbohydrates are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, spiking (and then dropping) insulin-making pets hungry faster. Most notably, too many carbohydrates can affect immunity and worsen autoimmune disorders.  Cats are carnivores and thrive on a high protein diet. Many cat owners whose kitties have autoimmune disorders (such as stomatitis) are feeding their cats dry food not realizing that the carbohydrates in the food may be worsening their cat's condition---the carbohydrates convert to sugar feeding the bacteria in the mouth. Carbohydrates and cat health is an important issue to consider when choosing a diet for your cat.  

Is your dog always acting starved? Could be that your dog is eating a kibble diet loaded with carbohydrates. Consider a raw frozen diet or mixing in a higher protein canned food and reducing the overall carbohydrates. Visit for more pet nutrition tips!