Two Secrets To Choosing A Safe, Healthy Pet Food

Do you really choose canned food or dry food? What brand? There are so many different brands, all sizes and shapes of pet food to choose from and owners are provided with very little information to base your decisions on (other than advertising) – it can get so confusing! Well, strip your seatbelt depending how much you know of your pet food industry, this could be a bumpy ride! You are about to learn eight secrets – well retained secrets – of feline food. Settle-back, brace yourself, and keep reading.

Beneful says it’s ‘Premium Pet Food for a Completely happy, Healthy Dog’ and provides for about $18. 00 for a 31 lb. tote, Science Diet “promises” ‘precisely balanced nutrition through constant research and the greatest quality food backed with your Vets endorsement’ and offers for around $21. 00 for only a 20 lb bag. Then there are many pet foods that make the identical statements – ‘Premium Dog Food, Maximum Quality’ – that sell for $30. 00 or more for a 20 lb bag. And the same holds true for cat owners… Do you choose Whiskas that says ‘Everything we do is about making cats happy! ‘ or do you choose one of the people high end cat foods that will make the very same promise of a happy, healthy cat but cost 3 times as much?

Right now with the on-going feline food recall pet owners have questions such as ‘Has this food recently been recalled? ‘ or ‘Is this food another one to be recalled? ‘… ‘Is my pet safe? ‘ Wow this is confusing! And scary too! What exactly is a pet owner to do? How about learning a few secrets! Equipped with the ability of a few secrets of pet food, it’s not practically as confusing.

Secret #1…

Most pet foods use detailed words like choice and premium, though couple of them actually use premium or choice ingredients in their food. The ‘secret’ is that per the guidelines of the pet food industry, no pet food can make any says or references on their label or advertising as to the quality or grade of ingredients. You see, the phrase ‘premium’ when it’s related to domestic pet food DOES NOT imply that the ingredients in the food are high grade. With pet foods, high quality does not (can not) describe the food neither can it (can it) identify the standard of the food. That is a marketing term and that is all. Per your pet food industries own rules, “There are no references to ingredient quality or grade” (regulation PF5 d 3). So, words like high quality, or choice, or quality are just marketing or sales terms. They should not be interpreted as conditions describing the quality of the food.

With your looks wouldn’t a pet food label be allowed to tell a possible customer the quality of their ingredients? Does not a pet owner are worthy of to really know what they are buying? This leads me personally to the next magic formula…