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The Lowdown On Food Toppers For Dogs

Wouldn’t your dog appreciate a food topper?

While dogs only have about 1700 taste buds (compared to humans’ 9000), it doesn’t mean that their kibble doesn’t become bland after years of consumption. Think about it, could you eat wheat bread two times a day, every day, for the rest of your life? That’s why some dogs can benefit from food toppers.  Not only do they boost palatability, but can provide added nutrients and a little variety to your pet’s diet.

Food toppers are great for picky pets, or  animals whose appetites are lacking due to surgery or stress. Food toppers are also perfect for prompting pets to eat when switching foods. Even for pets that aren’t picky, a food topper makes for a nice treat and a little variety.

Make sure you’re buying a quality food topper so you aren’t bogging down your pet’s regular nutrition with unnecessary fats and/or low grade ingredients. Our Flavor Enhancer is made from 100% beef or chicken liver to provide delicious flavor plus added protein and fiber. It can be sprinkled right on the food or mixed with water to make a delicious gravy that can also soften food for older pets.  We’ve also had many people write in to tell us that they use our Raw Naturals freeze dried food as a topper too!

Whichever product you choose, be sure to follow the feeding instructions. We also recommend you discuss the addition with your vet to ensure they’re not getting too much of a specific nutrient.  Finally, monitoring their stool is useful anytime you incorporate something new into your pet’s diet.

Let’s take it to Facebook: Do you opt for a topper for your pet? Why or why not?

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