Nutrigenomics:  Creating Healthier Pets Through Proper Nutrition

Nutrigenomics:  Creating Healthier Pets Through Proper Nutrition

Every living thing requires food for survival, but science shows us that each animal, humans, dogs, cats, and others, is unique in what those food requirements are.  Every animal’s individualism stems from the fact that each organism is comprised of his or her individual genome.  A genome is all of the genes in an animal’s body, which contains their DNA.  Our genes make us unique, from having green eyes when your sibling has brown eyes, to determining what breed your dog is.  However, when it comes to the field of genetics, scientists are discovering that genes can react to the foods that are consumed, and have extremely beneficial health results.  This field of science is referred to as nutrigenomics.  Nutrigenomics is the scientific study of the interaction of nutrition and genes, particularly in relation to the prevention and treatment of disease for maximum health.  Basically, nutrigenomics is how diet effects gene expression and which foods can best prevent illness and disease.  Nutrigenomics is changing how everyday people feed their beloved pets.

At Fetching Foods pet meals are created using the nutrigenomics functional foods approach.  The American Dietetic Association describes functional foods as “whole, fortified, enriched or enhanced foods which have a potentially beneficial effect on health when consumed as part of a varied diet on a regular basis at effective levels.”  These foods often contain certain botanicals, amino acids, vitamins, and other nutrients that send signals that trigger healthy gene expression, or health benefits.  However, to ensure the highest quality of food possible, functional foods should be organic, humanely raised, and not have been genetically modified.  Perfect examples of functional foods are whole fruits, cruciferous vegetables, as well as oils, eggs, muscle meats, organ meats, and fish.  All of these, and other functional foods, are part of the ingredient list at Fetching Foods, because of the immense health benefits that they can provide to dogs and cats. 

When an animal consumes a diet based around functional foods, the health benefits beyond just eating well are immense.  These foods have been almost universally proven to help, prevent, manage, and reverse a variety of chronic illnesses.  Functional foods, when made a regular part of your pet’s diet, can help to protect again cancer, prevent diabetes, reduce inflammation, promote bone strength and growth, provide extra energy, help digestion, aid with joint and heart function, and many other wonderful health benefits.  At Fetching Foods, those health benefits play a significant role in why our ultra-premium pet meals are created.  Pet health is extremely important to us, as pets are simply furry family members and should be given the best possible level of care, including their diet.

By hand selecting foods that are designed by nature to bring out the best possible health effect and reduce the amount of illness, Fetching Foods uses proven scientific findings to create pet meals for optimal pet health. 

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