Pet Food Myths and Truths- Week 3

Should I be buying “premium” food?

Premium/superpremium/gourmet/holistic: Pet food companies and their advertising departments love to toss around these qualifiers but they have no legal definition in regard to pet food. They carry no information about the quality of food being fed. ANY  food can be labeled premium, super premium, gourmet or holistic regardless of ingredients, formulations or nutritional quality.

Human grade ingredients:  Human grade also has no legal definition in regards to pet food. Depending on where in the world you are located, a wide variety of food choice, storage, and  preparation are available and widely recommended. Live octopus… human grade.  Fattened goose liver… human grade. Pickled pigs feet… human grade. Hmmmmmm…..

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