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Careful Selection Of Pet Food

Aug 17, 2007
Pet owners need to take utmost care and attention for their pet's food. Pets cannot be fed anything stale or junk food. Similarly, pets should be given enough and sufficient food rich with nutrients and vitamins.

Toxic and ingredients with chemicals are best avoided as pet foods as it may harm the cats and dogs. Today the pet supply stores are filled with enough pet food varieties and many things are available through online supply. Pet food should be purchased with proper consultation with a vet. Taking references from friends or relatives regarding pet food serves to be beneficial instead of hunting on your own.

Various types of pet foods are holistic pet food, organic pet food, premium pet food and all natural pet food. Pet owners should possess adequate knowledge regarding the food to be supplied to their dogs. Pet owners should also note the nutritional labels and the details of other ingredients of pet foods mentioned. Reading the instruction and the details of the ingredients is essential to maintain good health of your pet.

Common food ingredients are artificial colors as well as flavors only gives an alluring look, but does not promote nutrition. Pet foods include meat products like lungs, bones, intestines, and chicken products like chicken heads, feet and undeveloped eggs. Fillers consisting wheat, soybean meal, hulls make maximum food but do not contain any nutritional value. Pet meals are made from a process called rendering. During this process the dead animals are cooked at high temperatures and these food meats are explained by AAFCO.

Chicken is a blend of skin and flesh with or without bone make ideal pet food. Similarly, beef is recommended without overlying fat. Preservatives like propylene glycol and ethoxyquin are few of the common preservatives of pet foods. Pet foods without preservatives are ideal pet food as they do not contain chemicals to preserve the food for a longer period of time. Supplementing the pet food with enough calcium and vitamins is essential to keep their bones and teeth strong.

Some of the recommended and common supplements are ferrous sulfate as it is a supplement of iron. Thiamin is prominent for pets as it commands vitamin B1, and Niacin stands for Vitamin B3. Similarly, alpha Tocopherol is well known for vitamin E, pyridoxine hydrochloride is for vitamin B6, and Riboflavin is well known for vitamin B2. Thus supplementing with enough vitamins and calcium is essential to maintain good and perfect health of your pet. Pet food constituting the right proportion ensures long life of your pet.
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