FurBuds Veterinary considers diet as one of the most important factors in pet health, so choosing the right pet food is crucial. With so many options, it can be overwhelming. We consider these four key things when recommending the best food for your furry friend. If you need help selecting your pet’s food, set up a pet health exam today.
Here Are Four Things To Look for in Pet Food
The ingredients list is a good indicator of the overall quality of the product. Look for whole, natural ingredients such as real meat, vegetables, and grains. Avoid foods with fillers, by-products, and artificial preservatives.
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) develops and maintains pet food regulations. Look for the AAFCO statement on pet food labels, which indicates that the food meets the minimum nutritional requirements for your pet's life stage. Look for pet foods that provide a balance of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats.
Specific for Your Pet's Needs
Just like humans, pets have unique dietary needs depending on their age, breed, and their health condition. For example, a puppy will have different nutritional requirements than an adult or senior dog. If you are unsure about what your pet’s needs are or if you have any concerns, consider a pet health exam at our vet clinic.
Safety and Transparency
Look for pet food brands that have not had any recalls in the past and choose brands that are transparent about their ingredients and sourcing. This will give you peace of mind knowing exactly what is in your pet's food.
By looking for quality ingredients, nutritional balance, specific needs, and safety and transparency, you can ensure that your pet is receiving the best possible nutrition. Don't hesitate to schedule a pet health exam at FurBuds Veterinary for recommendations on the best pet food for your furry friend.