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Pet Diseases – How Pet Wants Food Can Make a Difference

Pet Diseases – How Pet Wants Food Can Make a Difference
  • 29 November 2016
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The Pet Wants concept was born out of our founder trying to help her pets with health issues that seemed to come out of nowhere and quickly got worse. During this process, it was discovered that the food the pets were eating, which came from a nationally recognized premium brand, did not include the best of ingredients and actually lost most of its nutritional value from sitting way too long in warehouses and then on store shelves.

Pet Wants was created to solve this problem by making all-natural pet food in small batches. This approach ensures pets receive all the nutrients they need from their food on a consistent basis. Because pet health is an issue that’s near and dear to our hearts, we want to take a look at several health issues related to what pets eat and how our approach to making food helps to combat those problems:

Heart Disease

Not only does heart disease continue to be a leading cause of death it humans, but it’s also a significant issue for dogs. This condition often stems from excess sodium. Too much sodium causes blood vessels to retain an excess of water and subsequently increases blood pressure. So if you want to protect your pet, skipping table scraps or traditional bags of foods packed with preservatives in favor of fresh food will help keep sodium intake at a safer level.

Bladder Stones

There are a few different types of bladder stones that pets can develop. But the best prevention for them all tends to be an adequate (not excessive) amount of calcium and phosphorus, which is exactly what dogs and cats will get from our food.


Did you know that over half of all dogs are considered obese? This is also a major issue among cats. The two best ways to combat obesity are consistent exercise and feeding correct portions. Since this is such a prevalent problem, we actually offer nutrient-rich dog food and cat food for pets who don’t need as many calories.


Research has shown that excess dietary fat has been linked to an increased risk of developing pancreatitis. Pet Wants food is specifically designed to provide the amount of fat needed by animals’ bodies without any excess.


While this issue may not seem as pressing as some of the others on this list, it can still be a very real problem. In fact, chronic diarrhea can signal an underlying health problem, which is why you should consult with your vet if you have any concerns. But for pets that simply have occasional bouts of diarrhea, Pet Wants food can be a big help by providing ample fiber and other ingredients like carrots that actually support healthy digestion.

By choosing Pet Wants food for your dog or cat, you can take a significant step in protecting them against health issues like heart disease, bladder stones, obesity, pancreatitis and diarrhea.