Eating a diet high in ultra-processed foods can lead to long-term negative health consequences such as weight gain, increased risk of chronic diseases (such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers), and dietary imbalances. These foods often contain high amounts of added sugars, unhealthy fats, and salt, and are low in essential nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Over time, a diet based on ultra-processed foods can lead to chronic inflammation, insulin resistance, and an overall decrease in health and well-being. It is recommended to limit consumption of ultra-processed foods and instead prioritize whole, minimally processed foods as part of a balanced diet.
This is concerning humans and all creatures.
So why exclude pets???
The same thing applies to dogs and cats.
Kibble, pet food cans are all ultra processed feeds/diets, including so called "prescription diets"