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WHAT PET FOOD TO GET? With the pet food poisoning problem in 2007 many pet owners are rightfully concerned whether to trust, who to trust in the pet food industry... We will attempt to answer some of that concern here, with unbiased information . (Sources)
First you should understand, bad as
things seemed with the 2007 recall : Veterinarians agree that pets are living longer, healthier lives since the use of commercially prepared pet foods became
widespread. Decades of research have gone into the development of pet food to make sure the special nutrition needs of pet dogs and cats are met.
See Pet Food
Report. A Consumer's Guide to Pet Food: Valuable Information for Pet Owners.
That's why we recommend them. You may have your favorite(s), so we offer here a lot of information at various links by which to judge good dog food brands. At a certain point, choosing the best food for your pet with all the choices out there becomes a shot in the dark. A choice none of us almost wants to make. Too many choices, too many "models" "styles" "sizes."
To help make the choice see: Dog Food Ratings
The maximum life span of dogs and cats is estimated to be 25 - 30 years, (Sources) but the average pet lives only about 13 -14 years. One out of every four dogs and cats in the western world is now obese. Like humans, dogs and cats that are obese run a higher risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, or other health problems. Obesity is a major health concern in humans and our pets, shortening life. Diet and exercise are the key components for overcoming the problem. Sources
These two brands make the diet part - choosing a pet food - simple. Nature's Logic, and Breeders Choice, have taken a Natural food and Holistic approach to pet nutrition. We do not recommend one over the other. We do believe both have great products, with natural ingredients that provide a balanced and wholesome diet for your dog or cat. And at a reasonable price.
WHY Breeder's Choice or Nature's Logic?
This is a short explanation of a very complicated subject on pet nutrition.
We are not
veterinarians, nor doctors, nor pet nutrition experts. However, what we explain below we have gathered from a lot of reading on the subject.
From the foregoing you
can see that plant nutrition is a part of the dog or cat's
diet in the wild. It is important for balance.
Use Dog Food Ratings for assistance
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Sources for the above comments on longevity of dogs and cats:
WWW.Petdoc.ws and http://www.sonic.net/~petdoc/lifespan.htm
Sources on Dog and Cat Food Nutrition are almost too many to count, but the primary scientific one we used is:
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Committee on Animal Nutrition
Office of News and Public Information
202-334-2138; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.nap.edu/
Other Pet Food Nutrition Sources we used and which we judge to be fairly commercial free and unbiased are: http://www.nzymes.com/Articles/pet_foods_whats_really_in_them.htm
Whole Dog Journal Dog Food Analysis Good Dog Magazine