Just as good nutrition in humans generally results in improved overall health and well-being, dogs and cats likewise benefit from a good balanced diet. Your pet depends on you to provide good nutrition and the proper quantity of food. Nutritional requirements are different for cats and dogs. Requirements can also vary based on different stages of a pets’ life and their current medical condition. Much of what has been learned in the field of human nutrition can also be applied to the field of pet nutrition. For example, we know there are risks associated with high sodium and high fat intake. Nutrition also plays a big part in helping to correct some pet health problems. Premium diets have been developed to help correct obesity and certain skin problems. Rely on your Pet Vet veterinarian to recommend what is best for your pet. Don’t be fooled by advertising and false claims.