Premium Pet Foods: 3 Reasons Why They Make Sense for Your Cat and Dog!
There are many options when it comes time to feed your furry friends. You can choose to go with an economy brand dog food, a middle-of-the-road food, or you can choose a premium pet food. There can be significant differences in cost between the three. The questions remain, which is the best food for my pet and why? Here are three reasons why premium pet food is the right choice in nearly every case!
You get what you pay for. It’s an old saying that proves to be true in nearly every instance. Cheaper pet foods are made up of by-products and filler materials that fail to provide the nutritional value that your dog or cat need to be at their very best. According to Nutrisource, one of their focus areas involves the “bioavailability” or percentage of nutrients available for the pet’s digestive system. Bottom line…you get more nutrition out of less food when you use premium, performance pet food!
With less food going in, there’s less waste coming out! Considering the bioavailability definition in the previous section, premium dog and cat foods require less food to get the same results. An article on dogfood.co points out the simple reality when it comes to pet food. It says, “we eat food, our body pulls out everything it needs from that food, and the waste is excreted through our large and small intestines.” While that may be graphic, it also points out that if your pet food is full of “good stuff” that your animal needs, there’s less to be excreted.
Just like with their human companions, better dog and cat food produces cleaner fuel for the body. The ASPCA points out that, “a balanced diet is critically important to your dog’s cell maintenance and growth and overall health.” Dogs and cats also need a balanced diet that include proper hydration, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to be at their best.
Legacy Feed and Fuel is happy to walk you through all the premium pet food options available and help you pick the right one for you, or should we way, your pet!