What are you Feeding your Pets?

You make sure that your pet gets enough food and plenty of water, but what about actual nourishment? With so many different brands to choose from, it can be overwhelming trying to differentiate the good ingredients from the not so good. When it comes down to it, do you know what you are really feeding to your beloved pet? At the Animal Medical Center of Streetsboro, we’re believe in preventative care, starting with a well balanced, proportioned diet of nothing but healthy goodness. Here are a few tips to keep in mind for the next time you go pet food shopping and cooking.

Reading the Label Isn’t Difficult—if it is, Don’t Buy it

This sounds basic, right? Well countless pet owners forget to even look at the ingredient label! Determining whether or not food is acceptable for your pet to eat requires more than a glance over of breed reference and a price tag number. Species and breeds which food is intended for is necessary information, but take it a step further and notice what is in each food that makes such a difference. Does your pet’s nutrition label, for instance, list large, chemical-sounding titles or are actual foods and food groups listed?

Label Detail Requirements (and the Unmentioned)

Of course it is important to read the labels, but don’t forget about what that label is NOT telling you too. If your pet food does not say anything about animal testing, for instance, it doesn’t mean they have nothing to do with animal testing. Yes, all food has been tested to ensure that it will sustain a certain type of animal, but not all animals pass the test even if the food does. Some results show ratios of 6/8 animals being well-sustained off of a certain food. At the Animal Medical Center of Streetsboro, we believe that every pet deserves the absolute best.

The Difference between Standard and Acceptable

All pet food on the market must abide by a certain code and quality standard of production. Pet food must have certain caloric content, percentages of fed (percentages of dry matter, proteins, fibers, fats and other necessities). Do you want your pet consuming standardized food or enjoying wholesome, maximized nutrition?

Our veterinary clinic and animal doctors at the Animal Medical Center of Streetsboro services a substantial Ohio radius for your convenience. Our veterinary staff is not only comprised of experienced animal dogtors and professionals, we are also compassionate pet lovers like you! We’ll take care of your pet no matter the medical services it may be in need of, from grooming and standard vaccinations, to dental and surgical procedures. Call now at (330) 626-4935 to schedule an appointment or for additional information.