Debunking 5 Pet Food Myths
Nothing can be compared with a pet’s unconditional love and affection for its owners. Pets are a source of positivity and happiness all around. However, you must also remember to fulfill your responsibilities as a pet owner. One such responsibility is to take care of your pet’s food, health, and nutritional needs.
The internet is an excellent source of information but also a host of various non-verified facts that build misconceptions, leaving pet owners perplexed and overwhelmed. Therefore, while searching for good food and health tips for your pet, you must always do your research from a verified source to determine what will comprise great nutritional food for your pet.
If you are uncertain about what you should or should not feed your pet, here are the top five pet food myths to help you clear all your doubts:
Myth 1: Meat is the better meal and principal ingredient
The way the media highlights the pet’s love for T-Bone steak may leave you bewildered. While meat looks better than a meal, you must also know that the T-Bone steak won’t give much-needed nutrients to your pet. Even the ingredients mentioned on the pet food packaging are listed in descending order based on weight. Hence, it is hard to comprehend to identify the quantity or volume of each ingredient. Always lookout for a meat meal that is rich in dried or cooked protein.
Myth 2: By-products are bad
There is a common belief that by-products contain drugs or waste products. However, by-products are the secondary products produced from the top product. By-products are, in fact, a tremendous digestible source of various nutrients that a slice of muscle meat lacks.
Myth 3: Grain and gluten-free diets are better
While gluten-free diets are gaining popularity among pet owners, they’re not recommended for your pets. The grains present in the meal provide your pet with proteins and carbohydrates that add nutritional value and structure to the pet food. In addition, the protein-enriched diet helps your pet in building and maintaining the tissues and muscles. If your pet is not allergic to gluten or grains, try incorporating the ingredients in your pet’s diet for better nourishment.
Myth 4: Organic is healthier
Words like ‘organic,’ ‘holistic,’ or ‘natural’ are the most hyped words when it comes to healthier diets. But have you ever considered whether the label of ‘organic’ actually lives up to the ingredients present inside the food pack? Unless the food package has a USDA label, the food present inside is not 100% organic. Many companies use one organic ingredient in the food and label the food product as organic. You must remember that organic does not denote superior quality or research.
Myth 5: Raw meat is good
Raw meat isn’t as good and risk-free as it seems. Most pet-owners may feel that raw meat is suitable for their pets, but that’s far from true. Since your pet is not living in the wild, it might not tolerate the raw meat. Therefore, always watch out for what you serve to your pet.
Do not follow everything you hear or see others do since being irrational may cause harmful health to your pet. Instead, always rely on a trusted and verified source and consult your pet’s doctor in case of any doubts.
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