This is the perfect opportunity to take a moment and look deeper within the dog food companies we trust and feed our pets. Like everything else in the market, advertising is an essential part of brand awareness. What this doesn't do is give you a transparent field of product quality. Some of the brands we all can name include, Pedigree, Purina, Puppy Chow, Iams, Eukanuba, and Science Diet to not name them all. All these foods have one common denominator, they are filled with nutrition less grains, animal-by products and or harmful ingredients.
The leading cause of hotspots, skin rashes, funky smells and excessive licking of paws is food allergies. To prevent this and give your pet the best possible, always read the list of ingredients, going by the name is a mistake that can cost a lot of money and suffering down the line. A good food can vary in price and can be found in almost all dog food suppliers. It should include:
- Protein based
With that we move on to one of the leading dog foods that has advertised and sold themselves as all the above qualities, promising quality and exclusivity of ingredients. Blue Buffalo has been recalled a couple of times but this time around, poultry-by products and unlisted ingredients were found in 9 out of 10 bags sampled.
“Blue Buffalo Company is adamant on putting only the finest natural ingredients in their food. Blue Buffalo dog food contains absolutely no by-product meals; corn, wheat, or soy proteins; and artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Each ingredient in each formula has a purpose: to contribute to a balanced diet that helps your dog meet his/her “daily needs for energy, growth, and overall well-being.”
This is a perfect example of lack of transparency, putting our pets in harm’s way with full intention. Always read the ingredients, stay constant on your research, and above everything remember we are what we ingest; our pets follow the same guidelines!
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