Good food? Bad food? Do you know what you are looking for when you shop for a pet food?
Here is a quick list for next time you go to the pet store for your cat or dog.
Note: Most good foods will not be sold in a grocery store or large chain pet store.
Eukunuba Veterinary Diets
Good Life Recipie
Kit N Kaboodle by Purina
Back to Basics
Innovative Veterinary Diets
Newman's Own Organics
Purina Veterinary Diets
Royal Canin Veterinary Diets
Verus Life Advantage
Ok Pet Foods:
Lick Your Chops
Taste of the Wild
Good Foods (foods pictured):
Raw Meat (Not a brand name)
Whats a "good" vrs. "ok" vrs. "bad" vrs. "horrible?"
A good food has no harmful preservatives, no by-products and no grains. The first three ingredients must be meat. These are foods to keep your pet on for their lives.
An ok food has non harmful grains, such as barley and rice and/or a few bad preservatives. The first ingredient must be meat. These foods should be changed when you run out. Next time you get a pet food buy a better brand but there is no rush. However to save money in vet bills in the long run its a good idea to switch.
A bad food has corn, wheat and/or soy as an ingredient. It also may have bad preservatives and by-products. Tomorrow on your way home from work stop at the pet store. These foods should be switched out within the next couple days.
A horrible food has no good animal source of protein. It contains by-products, corn, wheat and/or soy as the top ingredient. Get up off the computer and go to the store right now. I mean it. These horrible foods will cause long term kidney damage as well as many other medical problems to your pet.
May 23, 2008
Posted by Denverite at 10:34 PM