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Benefits of Premium Pet Foods

Posted on: 10/3/2011 2:55:09 PM under Dogs

As people begin to take more interest in the processes and ingredients behind their own food, the same interest is mirrored by pet owners when it comes to their pets food. Spurred by a growing understanding of how nutrition contributes to general health, and a rash of pet food recalls, more and more pet owners are taking notice and opting to purchase premium pet foods.

But why purchase premium pet foods?

Why purchase PBA-free plastics? Organic grains? Free range chicken? Many of us make daily decisions between premium and regular products in an effort to boost our health and improve our quality of life. Choosing premium pet food over a less-expensive but ultimately less nutritious pet food will have an impact on the health of your pet and by giving your pet a better quality of life it will keep the cost of your pet insurance down.

Here are some of the benefits of purchasing premium pet foods:
  • Quality Products v. By-Products: Premium pet foods, like Duck, Natures Dog Food, use actual meat and fish instead of by-products the pieces left over when the good cuts of meat are taken out for people. This includes bones, intestines, heads, feet, tendons, ligaments, and other offal.

  • Vitamins & Minerals: Vitamins and minerals are an integral aspect of your pets food. Premium pet foods like Trophy Pet Foods make their premium foods with no added BHA, BHT or Ethoxyquin (Artificial anti-oxidants), but only use natural Vitamin E in order to keep the pet foods they offer in top condition. Premium pet foods also tend to avoid chemical preservatives that could harm your pet.

  • Natural, Organic, Raw: Most premium pet foods contain varying degrees of natural, organic, and raw ingredients, considered to have higher nutritional value than their processed counterparts.

  • Premium Protein Sources: Many commercial pet foods rely on wheat or corn gluten as a source of protein which is both difficult to digest, and known to be an underlying cause of digestive and allergy-related health issues. Premium pet foods like Naturo Pet foods are meat-based and grain-free with brown rice for healthy carbohydrates.

Choosing to feed your pets a diet rich in quality proteins, energizing carbohydrates, and healthy vitamins and minerals is an important aspect of your pets health, contributing to fewer trips to the veterinarian, which should effectively keep your pet insurance quotes down!