I came across this article describing the difference between a Low Carb vs Low Fat Diet, Even though the study related to people, I can’t help but extend it towards our pets. As I mentioned in a previous post, we’re all pretty much related because we are in fact mammals. Our dietary needs are pretty consistent with our cats and dogs with some exceptions. What our diets consist of is a whole other matter. Have you ever walked down the aisles in a grocery store and saw all this prepackaged food and thought about the chemicals used to produce them? Especially, the foods which say low fat or healthy or fiber rich?
Some interesting diet facts for both humans and our pets when reading the article:
- Our bodies can produce carbohydrates
- fat is a more dense energy source than carbohydrates
- we need fat to help protect cells and for other bodily functions
Its pretty amazing knowing much of what the food companies try and sell in stores doesn’t meet our dietary requirements and actually contributes to diseases such as diabetes and even cancers. If this can happen with us, what about our dogs?
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Katherine Porter is a force free, reward based dog behavior advisor and consultant serving clients and their companion dogs worldwide. Her calm and gentle approach in coaching clients in effectively communicating what they want to their dog blends her MSW background into her dog training and behavior practice.
Katherine was a behavior consultant for Heeling Hounds after graduation. She opened Four Paws and You Dog Training LLC when the military relocated her family to Fort Sill, OK in 2015. During this time, she volunteered with Rainbow Bridge Can Wait where she provided post adoption consultations to new pet parents. She also developed and implemented tailored behavior modification plans for highly reactive dogs residing at the shelter. She also provided educational programs to military children through interactive workshops at the Fort Sill School Age Center.
In 2017, Katherine relocated Four Paws and You Dog Training LLC to Germany. She served the Armed Forces communities in Bavaria. She continued coaching and advising her clients in addressing their companion dog’s fearful and reactive behavioral issues. Katherine takes a Do No Harm approach first and foremost in providing behavioral plans. She is committed in serving clients with gentle and modern science approaches in modifying behavioral concerns such as reactivity, aggression, separation anxiety and fear based responses.
Katherine is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She is focused on integrating a holistic and modern approach in addressing her client’s pet companion reactive behavior issues.
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