Lucy Pet for Heart Health
Lucy Pet Formulas for Life™ is formulated with lean proteins; it contains our own P.B.F Prebiotic Balanced Fiber™ for gut health. But what about heart health? Well, the fact is Lucy Pet Foods™ is a Heart Healthy Food for your pet. All of our formulas contain amino acids, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids to support your pet’s heart health. Lucy Pet Formulas for Life™ were designed specifically to help maintain a healthy gut. But it’s the best option for a heart health, too.
What makes Lucy Pet Foods™ so special for Heart Health?
All Lucy Pet Formulas are Taurine Fortified.
At Lucy Pet Foods, we supplement our foods with both taurine and L-carnitine for a heart health. Taurine helps support a healthy heart when dogs are stressed. Lucy Pet™ president and founder, Joey Herrick, led the pet food industry 30 years ago as the first person in the commercial pet food sector to add taurine to dog foods. This decision was based on research from Joey’s nutritionist, Dr. Edith Van Marthens, who was concerned that when some dogs are stressed (and even her own Dobermans who were genetically prone to DCM), they did not have enough taurine for optimal health. Learn more about dogs and taurine here.
But that’s not all. Lucy Pet Formulas for Life™ has many heart healthy ingredients. We use premium lean meats like duck and salmon, and our P.B.F. (Prebiotic Balanced Fiber) offers a balance of superfoods. These include pumpkin, quinoa, sea kelp, chickpeas, carrots, sweet potato and chicory root to help the overall balance of your pet’s health. These superfoods are rich in antioxidants, an important benefit for heart health.
Lucy Pet Food™ and the Importance of Antioxidants
What are the benefits of antioxidants? Antioxidants provide a myriad of benefits to your pet that makes them essential. Many vegetables in our formulas are rich in antioxidants. Here are the many ways antioxidants can improve your pet’s health.
- Improved Cognitive Function – A few studies found that older dogs exposed to antioxidant-rich foods were more successful in learning complex tasks than their counterparts on a controlled meal plan.
- Allergy Resistance – Antioxidants can help dogs that struggle with allergies, as well as coat and skin problems.
- Stronger Immune Response – Thanks to their protective nature against damage caused by free radicals, antioxidants boost the immune system and promote immune system activity.
- Improved Joint Health – Antioxidants reduce joint pain and inflammation.
- Better Eye Health – The anti-inflammatory properties of antioxidants help relieve dry eye and other painful eye conditions.
- Healthier Heart – An antioxidant-rich diet has been shown to reduce C-Reactive Protein (CRP), which is a marker for heart disease in dogs.
These antioxidants not only bolster the immune system but they can also improve thyroid function. This is very important for preventing health problems such as hair loss, dry or irritated skin and indigestion. Read more about them in “The Importance of Antioxidants”.
Does the Formulation of Pet Food Matter? Yes it does!
It’s important to pay close attention to the ingredients used in your dog food. When it comes to protein, there are a few things to watch out for—namely, dog foods with real meat vs. dog foods with meat by-products.
What’s the difference?
As we explained in our Blog Post on “How to Pick the Right Dog Food”, you should start by selecting a pet food that contains the right protein source. But then look for supporting ingredients that provide all the other nutrients your dog needs to be healthy.
In fact, the formula is so important. The main ingredient is of course vital, but the formula surrounding it is also extremely important. It can affect your dog’s heart health in several ways.
To ensure that our pet foods are as healthy as possible, they include our proprietary Prebiotic Balanced Fiber™ blend which supports optimal gut health and digestion.
This blend features superfood ingredients like pumpkin, quinoa and flaxseed. Based on 40 years of research by renowned scientist and animal nutrition expert, Dr. George C. Fahey, it can’t be found anywhere else!
All this makes Lucy Pet’s Formulas for Life™ pet food formulas a great choice for pet owners! They enrich their pet’s diet and bolster their immune system with proteins, vitamins, minerals and complex carbohydrates.
Lucy Pet’s All-Natural Formulas For Life™ Pet Foods for Heart Health
At Lucy Pet Foods, we believe your pet deserves the only very best nutrition. This is why our Formulas for Life™ Dog Food and Formulas for Life™ Cat Food contain premium protein as the first ingredient, and zero meat by-products, fillers or artificial ingredients of any kind.
What’s more, our Formulas for Life™ pet foods also feature a blend of healthy, high-energy complex carbohydrates such as quinoa and pumpkin. It contains 42 nutrients in every single bite, which ensures your pet gets the fuel they need to run, play and live their best pet life.
Lucy Pet’s premium, all-natural pet food formulas feature premium protein as the first ingredient (no meat by-products!) and healthy, complex carbohydrates like pumpkin, potatoes, quinoa and rich in antioxidants.
Our Formulas for Life™ pet foods are perfect for all breeds and life stages, from puppies and kittens to adults and even seniors. Lucy Pet Foods are truly the Formulas for Life. And it’s the best option for a heart health, too!