If you have a pet in your house, then you need to buy some canned foods or dry foods for your pet. There are several brands available that provide premium quality per foods and they advertise their products with some nutritious benefits. But, are you sure about the standard of canned foods that you have for your pet? There are some foods that are especially made for dogs. But if you have a cat then you can find some premium quality per food for cats that promises as “healthy and happy pet foods for cat”. So, it is really confusing to choose the best quality pet food and here you can find a guideline to choose the healthiest pet foods.

Tips To Choose The Best Quality Pet Foods:

  • You can find various pet foods that claim premium pet foods. But, ‘premium’ is an advertising word and it does not describe the nutrient value of the food. So, words like, premium, best quality, and healthy choice are just marketing terms and you should not buy such foods only by their marketing tags. In this case, you must read the ingredients of the canned foods and if you find them suitable for your pet then you can go further.
  • If you eat junk food every day for a month then you can find massive changes in your body. You will gain excessive weight and your blood pressure along with cholesterol level will increase suddenly. So this is applicable for your pets also. Pets always like fast or junk foods at restaurants and you can offer them hamburgers with some fries. But, if you replace the junk foods with some steak and vegetables, then you can save their appetite and immune system. So, you need to choose the pet food according to their types, and ignore junk foods for your pets. It is normal that you can offer some fries occasionally to change their mood and taste.  
  • Pet foods must come with the details of nutrient percentage. For example, if you do the chemical analysis of hamburgers then you can find fewer nutrient values than steak, and steak can give better amounts of proteins and carbohydrates to your pets. Similarly, when you purchase pet food from a retail shop, you must check the nutrient percentage of such foods and you can find the details on these canned foods like percentage of proteins, carbohydrates, and fat. According to government guidelines, pet food manufacturers must follow a rule and they must manufacturer the pet foods for adult dogs with 18% proteins and foods for adult cats must contain at least 26% proteins.
  • There are some pet foods that are made of leftovers from human food industry are available in the market. They are made of some euthanized animals like cows, horses, dogs, and cats. Apart from that, manufacturers of such pet foods also mix some dangerous leftovers from human food industry in their pet foods like cow heads, stomachs, and intestines. They collect such animals from veterinarian offices and animal shelters or farms and prepare their pet foods for domestic animals. Even these foods have some grease and unhealthy substances like meat tissues, and they are made with some harmful left-overs from the human food industry. So, if your pet consumes such canned foods over a week then you can find some health problems in your pet.

So always check the ingredients of the pet foods and they must contain some grains, vegetables, and other nutritious elements. Pet foods made with corn, wheat and rice are healthier.

Published by Alyssa Moylan