When walking down the aisles of your favorite pet store, what are you considering when trying to find a quality pet food for your dog or cat? In most cases, the price is something that most people are going to look at and heavily consider when making a final buying today. Today we have a video from “Ask a Vet” that dives into the question of whether or not more expensive food is better for your pet.
Pet Owners Ask “Is Expensive Pet Food Better?”
How do you know you’re giving your pet the best food possible in this episode. I’ll tell you what to look out for.
Is more expensive food better. The answer is No. There are plenty of foods and diets out there that are extremely expensive that don’t have an AF cost stamp. They are not regulated by the state or federal government and so they don’t meet the nutritional needs of your pet.
The Afcon stamp is very important. It stands for the American Association of fee control officials. Sometimes the more you spend on a food that means higher quality ingredients. But again that is certainly not the case across the board and you can’t just make a blanket statement that if I spend a lot of money on a food I know I’m getting good quality ingredients. Most important thing look for that African stamp and talk with your veterinarian. How do I know that I’m giving my pet the best food possible. And the answer is. What’s your pet’s overall health and physical fitness level. If you’re feeding us more senior dog then they’re not going to have the energy requirements required from a young active growing puppy. What about brands certain brands are better than others but that has nothing to do with cost. So the answer is there are many pet foods that would be good for your pet and it is all dependent upon the lifestyle of your pet. The most important things to look for are that at cost stamp and make sure it’s done by a field trial to look at the health and physical status of your pet if they’re doing well you’re probably doing great by them as far as nutrition is concerned. And three. Talk with your veterinarian because they may have some recommendations that are specific to the lifestyle of your pet.
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