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Let me ask you a question. What would you do to keep your family fit and healthy? Let me guess. It won’t be surprising if our answers turn out identical. We will try to avoid processed food. We would love to opt for homemade food. Last but not least, we try to incline towards organic food for better health. But how many of us think about our pet food. I am afraid that not many of us are quite sure about that. If you ask me, you will be surprised that I used to feed my pet according to my choice. I am a sweet-toothed person. So if I am munching a bar of chocolate, I would share a slab of it with my pet. But the careless dietary choice is not suitable for them. The way we can’t take a risk with our health; similarly, they too need special care and attention when it comes to their health.
Why Pet Food is Necessary
Since pets and their health are at the heart of everything, we can’t compromise on their health. Nowadays, we are more inclined towards convenience rather than health. Processed food takes little to no time preparation. Moreover, a commercially available diet is more balanced nutritionally as compared to regular food.
But There is Some Bad News Too
Pet food is not human- grade but feed -grade. Feed-grade quality is far more inferior as compared to human-grade. A feed-grade feed is cooked at high temperatures, thus wrecking the nutrition.
So, What Can We Do to Have The Best for Our Pet
Avoid these ingredients. Corn and wheat gluten, meat and grain meals and by-products, BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole), BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene), Ethoxyquin, Food dyes, PG (Propylene Glycol) and rendered fat. Meeting our pet requirements is our utmost priority. So we should be more careful while choosing an animal feed. After all, potential toxins, as mentioned above, can cause both short and long term effects.