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Diet: Important for Your Pet’s Health

By Ollie
April 10, 2020 • 2 min. read
Dog eating fresh food

When it comes to pup parenting, there’s a lot of things out of our hands. Fortunately, one thing we can control is what goes into their bowls every day. Taking the reins on your dog’s diet can mean more than just filling their bellies and can be a form of preventive care for dogs of all ages. Keep reading to learn how providing your pup with a nutritious, well-balanced diet curbs more than just hunger.

Pet Food is a Balancing Act

The key to a balanced diet is finding food for your dog that covers all the bases, providing the right nutrients in the right proportions to deliver the most bang for your pup. Ollie teams up with a veterinary nutritionist to ensure all of our recipes are well-rounded to deliver dogs the nutrients they need at any life stage. No one ingredient is the star of Ollie’s fresh recipes, because no single ingredient holds all the power to keep your dog healthy and thriving. It’s a group effort, but we’ve got it down to both a science and an art. Every scoop of Ollie is made with real meat, fruits, and vegetables — no fillers, byproducts, or preservatives — and carefully formulated to support the unique dietary needs of our pups.

Problem-Solving and Prevention of Common Dog Issues

From itchy skin to poor digestion, a lot of common dog issues can be tied back to diet. Choosing a dog food that uses fresh, whole ingredients can help ensure your pup is getting the most from their meals. Ollie sources high-quality ingredients from U.S. family-owned farms, gently cooking and freezing them at their freshest point. This allows your dog to receive the most nutrients from their food, which can help them combat and prevent a wide range of ailments, including:

  • Stiff joints
  • Bad breath
  • Itchy skin
  • Hair or fur loss
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Low energy
  • Tear stains

While fresh food diets are grounded in science, their effects on dogs of all ages can seem like nothing short of magic. 70% of Ollie customers report seeing noticeable changes in their pups after switching to a fresh diet — some only a couple of weeks into their new diet.

Weighing the Benefits of Fresh Food

The biggest dog health problem is obesity. In the U.S., nearly 60% of pets suffer from obesity or being overweight. This is largely due to poor nutrition and inconsistent feeding regimens. Knowing how many calories your dog should be eating daily is a great start to ensuring you’re not overfeeding (or underfeeding) them and allows for a more stable routine than volume-based servings. Ollie uses your pup’s information — details like age, weight, breed, and activity level — to create personalized meal plan recommendations that make it easy to feed your dog the perfect portion every time.

Routine Leads to Better Health

Staying consistent with your dog’s diet is another way you can prevent unnecessary vet visits. Building a healthy routine and sticking to it can only have positive effects and will help you rule out diet as a cause of any issues that do come up. Taking advantage of home delivery and subscription meal plans for your pup is a simple, convenient way to keep your pup on track. Ollie offers flexible plans to fit into both you and your pup’s schedule.

Content provided by Ollie. The Ollie blog is devoted to helping pet parents lead healthier lives with their pups. If you want to learn more about our fresh, human-grade food, check out for 50% off your starter box!