Since 2014, a non-profit organization called KetoPet has saved dozens of dogs from kill shelters. These dogs were placed there due to terminal cancer diagnoses, and were given only weeks to live. Today, more than half the dogs are still enjoying life — going for long walks and barking excitedly over the arrival of dinner — and many are also now cancer-free.
KETO DIET TRANSFORMS CANINE HEALTH
Inspired by KetoPet’s work, a group of self-described “lifelong nutritional nerds” did the research and found that feeding dogs a ketogenic diet often gives them a new lease on life. As pet parents themselves, they set out to find ketogenic food for their own dogs, but came up with nothing. So they decided to create their own under the banner of Visionary Keto Pet Foods. While they wouldn’t call the keto diet a cure, they witnessed first-hand nothing less than a transformation for many dogs with cancer, as well as other serious health conditions, while also creating good health in dogs that weren’t sick.
CARBS ARE OUT; FAT AND PROTEIN ARE IN
A keto diet is high in protein and fat and low in carbohydrates. Unfortunately, much of today’s dog food is very high in carbs because they’re cheaper than high quality ingredients.
THE BENEFITS OF A KETO DIET
Pet parents feeding their dogs Visionary’s line of foods report softer and shinier coats, rapid relief from allergies, better digestion, and improved skin issues. Poops are more solid and less frequent, and they also report increased energy and endurance, no bloating or gas, and much more. These low-carb diets have additional benefits, such as:
- Lowering your dog’s average blood glucose
- Decreasing his insulin response
- Allowing him to use fat as his primary fuel source
- Improving your dog’s overall health with their anti-inflammatory qualities.
THE INSIDE SCOOP
Visionary’s foods are grain- and gluten-free, and made and sourced in the U.S. The first ingredient in all their foods is 100% real meat. All the company’s recipes have been validated as ketogenic, and contain a macronutrient breakdown of roughly 60% to 70% fat, 30% to 40% protein, and less than 1% carbohydrates as a percentage of their total calories.
SMART, HEALTHY AND CONVENIENT
While people may try feeding their dogs a homemade keto diet, making sure they include the right amounts of protein, fat, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals can be overwhelming — especially when that work has already been done for you at Visionary Pet Keto. You can rest assured your canine patients will receive all the necessary nutrition they need for long, healthy lives, in convenient, time-saving formulations.
It’s also reassuring to know that Visionary gives back to its community by supporting organizations such as KetoPet. Not only are you giving your clients’ beloved dogs a chance at a healthier life, you’re also helping to transform the lives of other pets.
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