Commercial or Premium Food for your Dog?
The difference between run of the mill dog foods and high quality dog foods is quite extensive however; there are easy methods that we as dog owners can take advantage of to ensure that we offer the best possible diet to our faithful companions.
Commercial Dog Food
The commercial dog food market is one heavily relied on by wholesale and commercial stores as it is this type of product that contributes widely to the success of these consumer franchises. Why is this?
Premium Dog Food
Premium dog food is exactly how it sounds.- Products that are manufactured with the dog in mind instead of the dollar.- Products that are properly nutritionally balanced.- Products that contain high quality ingredients.- Products that take due time to be created allowing for proper research to be conducted- Extensive product testing, ex. Taste trials.One phrase sums up my illustrated point exactly, that is:
Check List for the Consumer
The below list is a simple guide containing things to consider the next time you go to purchase dog food for your dog:- Commercial products are sold in commercial establishments. (Grocery stores)- Premium products are not sold in grocery stores.- A lot of commercial products list whole meat of some kind as their first ingredient. (Misleading due to the measurement being taken before the meat is cooked, reducing it drastically) - Premium products will not list whole meat as their first ingredient.- A lot of premium products contain specific breed formulas best suited for your breed of dog.- When buying a premium dog food, you pay for what you get. In order to ensure a quality product money is spent to research, test and tinker with the product to create the finished product. I do not mind paying a little extra for my dog’s food because I know that he would thank me if he could for taking such good care of his dietary needs.