Dog food that contains keto protein has long been a popular source of dog food.
But now a new study finds the ketogenic diet is not only better for your dog’s health but can also lower your cholesterol and triglycerides.
The study, which looked at the health and weight of 5,000 dogs, found that dogs who ate more keto-based dog food had lower blood pressure, higher cholesterol, and a lower triglyceride.
The dogs who were fed more lean beef or pork, on the other hand, had higher blood pressure and triglyceride levels, but their overall cholesterol and blood sugar were lower.
The findings suggest that, for those who are trying to cut down on cholesterol, it’s best to go with a diet that contains more protein.
The researchers said it could also help lower the risk of diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.
“While it’s good to reduce cholesterol, for most dogs it’s not as effective as eating less saturated fat, but it’s important to note that dogs are not omnivores,” said lead author Michael Sussman, a professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Texas at Austin.
“Most of us eat a lot of carbohydrates and a lot in general.
If you’re looking for a good, ketogenic dog food for your family, you may want to try one that contains a little less saturated and trans fat, or perhaps a diet containing more fiber, iron, and vitamin B12.”
Dr. Sussmann added that dogs on the keto diet have a higher body mass index (BMI) than those who eat a conventional diet.
And dogs who are overweight or obese have higher triglycerides, which can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.
“You might want to consider taking the ketosis test to ensure that you’re getting the right amount of fat in your diet,” he said.
The researchers said that people who are looking to lose weight, as well as those who don’t want to eat dog food should steer clear of dog foods containing more than a quarter pound of lean beef, pork, or lamb per 100 grams of meat.
“I would suggest going with lean beef,” said Dr. Sossman.
“I think it’s a very good, healthy source of protein.
And if you’re on the low-fat side, I think it’ll be good for you.
If not, go with lean, or pork or chicken.”
Read more about dog health at The Wall Street Journal and CNN Health.