Seven Secrets To Choosing A Safe, Healthy Pet Food

Will you choose canned food or dry food? What brand? There are so many different brands, a large variety of sizes 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, belt 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 held secrets – of proper pet food. Relax, brace yourself, and keep reading. Rose Fanta Search food science

Beneful says it’s ‘Premium Puppy Food for a Content, Healthy Dog’ and offers for approximately $18. 00 for a 31 lb. handbag, Science Diet “promises” ‘precisely balanced nutrition through ongoing research and the maximum quality food supported by your Vets endorsement’ and provides for around $21. 00 for only a 20 lb bag. Then there are lots of 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 claims ‘Everything we do is about making cats happy! ‘ or do you choose one of these high end cat foods which will make the very same promise of a happy, healthy cat but cost 3 times as much?

Right now with the on-going domestic pet 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…

Almost all pet foods use detailed words like choice and premium, though handful 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 quality. With pet foods, high grade does not (can not) describe the food or will it (can it) illustrate the standard of the food. This is a marketing term and that is all. Per your pet food industries own regulations, “There are no references to ingredient quality or grade” (regulation PF5 d 3). So, words like superior, 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 should have to really know what they are buying? This leads me personally to the next top secret…


If I can compare ‘people’ food to pet food for simply a second, we all know there are different features of men and women food. There is White Castle (I’m responsible here, I love the little guys! ) and there is Outback Beef House (another favorite). The two restaurants serve meat and potatoes. At White Fort for under $3. 00 you can get a couple of hamburgers and an order of french fries. While at Outback you can get a meal and baked potato for approximately $16. 00. Both provide beef and potato – yet you already understand that there are huge dietary dissimilarities between a fast food hamburger and a steak… right?

The problem in your pet food industry – is the fact most pet owners don’t think in the same conditions as it pertains to pet food. They may think in conditions there are fast food types of pet foods and there are sit down restaurant more nutritious types of pet foods. In simple fact, in the past a young man tried this very experiment with his own diet – eating only fast food for 30 days. In only one month of eating take out three meals a day, he gained a great deal of weight, stress and cholesterol levels sky-rocketed. Now, imagine your family pet eating this type of food its’ entire life time.