Feed them only what they need, nothing they don’t…“Dog and cat owners have a vast array of choices these days when it comes to food for their pets. Despite the claims every pet food company likes to make, it is actually quite straightforward to cut through the hype and check if the food you are feeding is actually what your pet thrives on.”
Check the label. “When it comes to feeding companion animals, always look at the ingredients in the food. So many pets are suffering skin, coat or stomach concerns these days. There are as many different causes of allergies in pets as there are in people and diet is only one of the areas we look at, but what is fed is one thing owners can easily control so this is an area easily improved.”
Check for allergens… “There are 4 common allergens present in a surprising number of pet foods. These are wheat, gluten, beef and dairy. If a dog or cat presents with less than ideal skin or coat condition or with a sensitive stomach, your first move should be to check the ingredient list and ensure the diet is free of these allergens.”
By-products: Another common concern in many foods is how many use by-products. By-products are the heads, feet and entrails of the animal. The top five ingredients on any pet food are the ones there are most of in the food. Presumably the reason by-products appear so far up many ingredients list is to reduce the costs of manufacturing that food. It certainly is not for improving the health of the pet!
Dr Jim Zarowny DVM
Veterinarian and developer of Nutrience Super Premium Petfoods