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Analysis of pet food to explore commercial food and natural food
What is commodity grain?
Commercial food refers to dog food made from animal carcasses and internal organs as raw materials. Although the material of commercial food is not attractive to dogs, it is generally more fragrant by adding a large amount of attractants. Most dogs love it. Dogs who eat commercial food for a long time have certain side effects, and the nutrition is far less than that of natural dog food.
What is natural food?
It refers to dog food that does not contain dead animals, animal by-products and other materials, and does not use harmful substances such as food attractants and preservatives. Natural food is preserved with vitamin E, and there are no elements in it that are harmful to dogs, but long-term. Using it, the dog's hair and poop are healthier and more beautiful. Of course, different dogs have different natural dog food according to their own physique! Many natural food provide nutrition while ignoring the different nutritional needs of each dog.
Therefore, when choosing natural food, you should also pay attention to the nutrients indicated on the dog food packaging bag. For different types of dogs, you should choose natural food with different added ingredients. For example, Poodles and Bichon Bichon that are more sensitive to coat color and secretions should choose natural food with a little more protein content; like older dogs, we can choose dog food with shark cartilage powder added, which can give dogs Dogs supplement calcium to prevent osteoporosis; if natural dog food containing prebiotics is the first choice for parents, because prebiotics can dissolve unsaturated fats in dog food, it is also very helpful for dogs' digestion.
Natural/Commodity/Grain-Free/Prescription Foods, What's the Difference?
At present, most of the popular classifications on the market are marketing concepts, which are created by imitation.
Natural grains and commercial grains:
What the market says:
Natural food refers to food that does not contain dead animals, animal by-products and other materials, and food that does not use harmful substances such as attractants and preservatives is preserved with vitamin E, and there are no elements in it that are harmful to cats and dogs. Long-term use, cats Dog hair and poop are healthier and more beautiful.
Commodity grains refer to materials that are mainly 4D components and their by-products. 4D components are the abbreviations of animals in the following four states: Dead, Diseased, Dying, and Disabled. By-products refer to their internal organs, fur, etc. Although the material of commercial food is not attractive to cats and dogs, by adding a lot of attractants, it is generally more fragrant, and most cats and dogs love to eat.
In the AAFCO (American Association of Feed Regulation Officials) regulations, there are two main criteria for "natural grains":
First, the so-called "natural food" refers to the whole of pet food. Among them, additives can be used, but these additives must be natural, not chemically synthesized, only the use of natural materials as the main raw materials does not meet the "natural food" standard;
Second, except for vitamins, minerals and other processing aids, if the remaining ingredients are all natural, the product can be labeled as natural, but the most important thing is that these synthetic non-natural vitamins, minerals or Processing aids must clearly inform consumers that the font used cannot be smaller than the "natural" label.
Clarification: There are no natural grains, nor commercial grains. Natural is just a descriptive term and does not refer to the classification of food. The so-called natural grains are not necessarily better than ordinary grains, but they must be more expensive than ordinary grains.
Grain-free is a marketing term that can be perceived as pure meat, based on the confusion of such a concept to increase sales and profits. In fact, grain-free grains are replaced by potatoes, potatoes, beans, etc., rather than replacing grains with meat.
Clarification: Grain-free cat food does not refer to pure meat cat food, grain-free formula is actually aimed at those who are sensitive to grains or have special requirements for carbohydrates.
2. Prescription food:
Prescription food is the food given by veterinarians and other professionals according to the cat's disease status/nutritional status, which can help cats recover.
Clarification: It's not that prescription food is better than regular food. Prescription food is for specific diseases and should be used under the guidance of professionals, and should not be used as a daily staple food.