The various dog food recalls has caused most dog lovers to look closer at what they have been feeding their much loved pets. The vets normally recommend that you give your dog a recognized brand of dog food, and all of their dietary needs will be met. Most dog food labels say they are formulated by veterinarians, and contain all the crucial nutrients for health and well being. We all have discovered this is not true.
The publicity surrounding the pet food recall has let us in on the dirty little secrets of the dog food industry. It is all made in the same place, and the difference in price is due to good marketing. The ingredients are bought in foreign countries, and there is obviously no quality checks for the imported ingredients.
The federal regulations about labeling dog food are a different standard than it is for human food. Pet foods that are labeled as premium, gourmet, or super premium are not required to contain any higher quality ingredients, or have any higher nutritional standards that any other complete product.Read more