8 Myths Uncovered About Nutritional Food For Pets

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Today’s infographic is provided by Serrena Merle:

Pets are adorable to their owners. Along with the other playful activities, providing the best food is also an expression of love and affection towards a pet.

Unfortunately, most people are ignorant or don’t realize that not following an accurate diet guide, can be harmful to their pets.

Pet food cannot be generalized for all type of animals. Selecting the right diet sheet becomes a huge responsibility, as there are many determining factors like breed, size, life stage, activities of a pet.

Ideally a pet’s food guide should be checked for nutritional benefits, ingredient quality and manufacturing standards. Also, ensure that it should be easily digestible and safe, free from toxins or any harmful chemicals.

Have a clear understanding on how various type of food, such as dry or raw food, meat or even the byproducts react in different animals. One should also be aware of the fact, that some animals are allergic or highly intolerant to certain grains or millets.

It is always better to do a thorough research or take a professional’s advice if you want a good life for your pet.

Following info-graphic uncovers some of the myths regarding pet food.


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39 thoughts on “8 Myths Uncovered About Nutritional Food For Pets

  1. Giovannoni Claudine says:

    Great post, Marc-André…. as a cat’s lover I do care very much about my cat’s health! It is very important do get the vet opinion about what is better for your furry friends. The older they are, the more care and attention they need…. Have a lovely day :-)claudine

  2. zoetnote says:

    Some great points. Glad that it is mentioned that grains are not good for cats. “Processed grains are highly digestible” might’ve been made more clear on a post meant for cat owners to avoid misinterpretation. That may be meant for many other pets, but not cats (feline digestion simply hasn’t evolved to digest grains, processed or not)

  3. tippysmom2 says:

    I was surprised by the grains not causing allergies very often. Tippy tends to gnaw at her paws as a sign of allergies. The vet suggested grain free food, which I have been giving her for about a month, and it actually seems to be helping. But, it could be that it isn’t the fact that it is grain free as much as it contains a different protein. Interesting.

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  5. The Canadian Cats says:

    When a food is found…the big challenge is to get the cat to eat it. No matter what food it is, if the cat won’t eat it, you might as well give him something he does eat. I was happily informed and thank you Marc.


  6. Aza Cody says:

    Hi, Thanks for info. The first few are spot on. However my experience has brought me a different perspective on the last . Wheat, as sold in pet products is almost all GM. Whatever you feel about the technology, GM Wheat has been altered to with-stand massive amounts of pesticides. It is a dense hybrid w 3 heads, that when processed into flour is so high in gluten content, it can overwhelm the system, causing most often severe, systemic fungal infections. Corn, Barley and Rye flours are also likely to cause reaction in dogs and should never be given to cats. Though both dogs and cats need living green and grains as grasses can be grown indoors from Barley, Oats, Wheat grass – which is not the bread grain. )

    Most of the domestic pets I work with have some skin and itch problem. I believe pesticides, chemical pollution & plastic are causal. Food Colors are unnecessary for dogs and cats who do not see the same color range as humans do. Food colors are for you! so you’ll think the product is pretty. Why add anymore artificial chemicals to the food? 90% of USA Beets are GM. Turmeric is an excellent ingredient for inflammation, but the cheaper brands use chemical coloring, which can cause allergic reactions in some animals. General Considered Safe is a nebulous term which has been proved wrong before. Better to reduce the amount of chemical interactions in pet foods, rather than increase them.

    Many common preservatives are known carcinogenic in lab animals – bless them for their sacrifice. They are over used in the food industry to increase shelf life.
    Don’t buy huge bags if you have 1 small dog. Keep the bag closed or put in air tight container. Look for products who use non synthetic Vit E as a preservative.

    You can feed Real Food to your pets. Reduce the need for processed petfood. If you eat meat, fish, dairy, veg, fruit or whole grain – you can easily share with both dogs and cats. That’s what family does. And what families did for tens of thousands of years before the pet food industry took over in the 1950’s.

    Thanks for the chance to comment, Marc-Andre.
    Cheers and HYN,
    aza cody

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