Yummy! The Best Exotic Pet Food

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Want to feed your pet something that little bit different to standard pet food? Here is a guide to some of the best exotic pet food.
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Suet pellets

Want to attract more wild birds to your garden this winter? Then you’ll need to feed them. And suet pellets – bite-sized chunks of suet and seeds – are the perfect way to do it. These avian treats come in bird-friendly flavours like insect and cranberry. They’re easy to dish out – simply use them to fill peanut feeders, or place them loose on a tabletop (as long as you don’t have cats, that is).
 
Suet doesn’t just come in pellet form, either. You can also buy suet blocks, which you can place, whole or crumbled, on bird tables or in a suet-ball feeder. Alternatively, you can buy a half coconut shell stuffed with a mixture of suet, cereals and seeds. Either way, robins, blue tits and blackbirds will love you for it. 

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Raw meals

One of the trendiest things you can give your cat or dog these days is a raw diet. Many vets and dog trainers swear by it, saying it improves an animal’s fitness and muscle tone, as well as improving general health and wellbeing.
 
Raw pet food is a mix of human-grade meat and vegetables that’s usually extremely high in protein. For this reason, if you do decide to put your pet on a raw diet, you need to make it a slow transition. Always do it slowly and carefully, over a period of at least a week. There are plenty of companies out there offering raw pet food – brands to look out for include Natural Instinct, Nutriment and Natures: Menu. 

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Hypoallergenic pet food

If your dog or cat is prone to allergies or food intolerances, it can really help to seek out a hypoallergenic pet food. These are made with fewer, more natural ingredients, and can ease the symptoms of skin or digestive conditions. Hypoallergenic pet foods can be hard to find on the high street, so it’s worth scouting online. Keep an eye out for brands like James Wellbeloved or Arden Grange. 

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Ethical food

Some animal lovers opt to give their pets entirely vegan or vegetarian diets. These are carefully formulated to meet the dog’s nutritional needs, while containing no meat at all. For the rare dog with a meat allergy, this can be a real boon. Look for producers that conform to British Vegetarian Society Standards, like Wafcol or Happidog. 

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Organics

Why shouldn’t your pet’s diet be as good as your own? The new breed of pet-food manufacturers, like Lily’s Kitchen, make natural and organic food for dogs and cats that’s as carefully prepared as your own. Lily’s Kitchen is the first company to offer grain- and meal-free foods, which are packed with meat, fruit and vegetables, so your pet can enjoy a delicious, healthy diet.  
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Dental treats

Most dogs suffer with gum disease, which can cause them pain and ultimately affect their health. Ideally you’re supposed to brush your dog’s teeth daily using a specially formulated pet toothpaste. But you can also improve your dog’s dental health by giving them the right type of food. Try food like Royal Canin Dental or Hills Science Plan Oral Care. If you’re looking for a doggy treat, try Pedigree Dentastix. It’s claimed that one of these a day can reduce tartar build up on your dog’s teeth by up to 80%. 
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