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The Truth About Dog Food

By Luke Blaise

Most people carry around false beliefs about what the best brand of pet food is and about proper dog nutrition. But you can’t really blame these people, because of the overwhelming marketing messages consumers receive every day.

Here is some shocking information about dog food you should know before purchasing your next bag. After reviewing this information you will be able to see that the brand of dog food that you’re buying is actually not that important.

Premium Brands

Are you sold on the fact that premium dog foods are better for your pet than the store bought brands? Odds are that both products are very similar. Just look at the label and you’ll find that normally the first 4 to 6 ingredients are almost identical. And any ingredients after that are usually in such small amounts, that it would have little effect on the overall nutrition of your dog.

Human Grade Pet Food

Even if the bag of food that you buy claims that it has whole pieces of meat, odds are it is the scraps that are left over from making food for people.

After all, the major pet food manufacturers are actually the leading a human food manufacturers as well. This includes companies like Proctor & Gamble, Mars, and Nestle.

Wellness Claims

Many companies claim that their products will prolong the life of your pet and make them healthier. Well, most of these claims are actually not founded on scientific research. This is because that there is actually no agency in the United States that requires proof of these claims.

Digestible Grains

Also, many people knock cheaper brands because they have a higher proportion of grains in them. But the truth is that dogs can digest grains, if they are cooked well. This goes against the traditional belief that pets do not benefit from eating grains.

Baking at Home

Lastly, despite claims that cooking for your pet is better for them, many people agree that it is more likely that your pet will get the needed nutrients, and in the right proportions when they are fed a commercial pet food.

Now that you know this information, you can feel much better about the brand of dog food that you are purchasing. So the next time you see a pet food commercial on TV, you’ll be able to identify what’s true and what’s not true.

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Blaise, Luke "The Truth About Dog Food." The Truth About Dog Food. 23 Jun. 2010. 30 Dec 2014 <>.

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