Just because a pet food is labeled as "natural," doesn't necessarily mean it's healthy (or even safe!) for your animal. We've seen many products that claim to be natural despite being made with questionable ingredients. So why are these products even allowed to be labeled as "natural?" It turns out that the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO)’s interpretation of "natural" leaves a lot of room for interpretation:
Add a little international flair to your pet's diet! Farmina has been been a trusted producer of pet food for over 55 years in Italy. Listen to Farmina representative David Zing share more about what makes them stand out in the market and the natural and delicious options available for your dog... and soon cat, as well!
Supplements are an often overlooked vital part of a pet's diet; helping to complete and support their daily food consumption to ensure a healthy and balanced intake of nutrients. Herbsmith is one of our pet supplement partners here at The Pet Beastro and we are excited to be featuring them this month.
Zignature only uses natural ingredients in their foods, which means they never contain artificial flavors, preservatives, or colors. They are also free of corn, grain, wheat, soy, potatoes and potato starch. Potatoes have been identified as a high-glycemic binder for dog food and may cause potential problems with diabetic dogs. A food’s glycemic index refers to how quickly a food is turned into glucose and released into the blood stream after being consumed. Zignature only uses low glycemic binders such as whole chickpeas and garden peas.
Last week, we talked about why you should feed your cat a raw diet and this week, we're back with the benefits of raw food for dogs! To outline these benefits we're going to use ANSWERS™ Detailed™ Beef Formula for Dogs as an example. This raw dog food is made with beef, beef heart, beef liver, ground beef bone, beef kidney, chicken eggs, carrots, broccoli, green squash, montmorillonite, fermented decaffeinated green tea (Kombucha), sardine oil, anchovy oil, sea salt, and natural vitamin E. Plus, it comes with a host of benefits: