Does price make a difference?
In March 2007, more than 100 brands of pet food tainted with melamine-laced wheat gluten were recalled. This included more expensive brands like Iams, Eukanuba, Hill's Science Diet and Purina Mighty Dog. It turns out there's not much difference between high-end and low-end commercial pet food -- both contain plenty of fillers like wheat gluten.
The toxic gluten has been traced back to China, where it's common practice to plump up food products with just about any cheap ingredient available. After close to 4,000 pets died, the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine launched a massive recall of pet foods.
Green means better nutrition
The Animal Protection Institute recommends buying organic foods
Popular Organic commercial Foods include:
Newman's Own Organics: dry and wet food for dogs and cats with no hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, herbicides or chemical additives.
Innova: dog and cat food with organic lean meats, cottage cheese, whole grains, vegetables and fruit high in Omega 6 and Omega 3 essentials oils.
Nature's Variety: canned and dry dog food has 40 percent more meat proteins combined with Omega rich grains, herbs and vegetables like carrots, spinach and broccoli. Their high protein cat food includes favourites like salmon, chicken and turkey.
Show kitty the meat! Our domestic cats may be too lazy to hunt but they still need an exclusively meat diet.
InstinctsTC, manufactured by Feline Future, is a blend of dry ingredients with amino acids, minerals and trace elements that can be added to ground chicken or turkey to create a protein-rich cat food.
Wild Kitty offers unprocessed protein and fat with no grains and very little water, making it nutritionally dense. They even have exotic blends like the Sushi and Conch dinner for the gourmet cat.
It's Important that we learn the Dangers of Commercial Pet Food and we should turn to Organic and Natural Foods, so our pets can be healthy!
Posted by . at 2/22/2009 09:48:00 AM