Standard or Premium Pet Food?

  • by Limei Catherine Zhang

Every pet owner wants to keep their pet safe and give back all the love they receive from them. They need walks, affection, veterinary attention and always a good food that really feeds them and suits their needs.

 

Anyone who has a dog or cat must have wondered whether it is really worth it to seek out premium food. If you have never before considered premium food as an option to nourish your pet, today we give you several reasons to start doing it.

 

The correct feeding of our pets is not just a mere trend or a simple fashion, because their proper nutrition depends on fundamental aspects of their life such as their health and longevity.

 

Therefore, feeding them with quality nutritious diets, today more than ever, is an obligation and commitment that are a priority in the responsible ownership of a pet.

 

This is the reason why more and more people are using premium nutrition to ensure a long, happy and healthy life for their pet; to establish healthy eating habits, which, in addition to caring for their well-being, favor and promote the development of the famous human-pet bond.

 

We know thanks to veterinary science, the important role that a pet’s nutrition plays in determining their health.

 

This has made important institutions such as the VCA Animal Hospital, remind us to keep in mind at all times, that the best strategy to properly feed our friends, is to have the advice of a veterinarian.

High Quality 

According to veterinarian and nutritionist Raquel Valim Labres, from Porto Alegre:

 

“Premium foods contain more fat and calories, as well as ingredients such as glucosamine and chondroitin, which protect the joints, and probiotics that improve intestinal health and facilitate digestion.

 

Because they are more nutritious, the animal doesn't need to eat as much and its stool is reduced, which is optimal for the owner."

 

The explanation for this, says Raquel, is that these diets, besides being more balanced, are made with high-quality ingredients and contain substances that, although not mandatory by law, prevent several diseases, especially when the pet is an adult.

 

Standard foods contain less fat and instead of using omega-3 from salmon, which makes the product more expensive, flaxseed is used, which is not very well absorbed by dogs and in the case of cats not at all.

"The protein is also of a lower quality, with a mixture of meat meal and bone powder, which is also not very well absorbed."

 

Some premium rations also offer other advantages, such as specific nutrition for neutered, renal or older animals "They have additional benefits, but do not lose the balance and essential nutrients."

Colorants and Flavorings

Another common thread among the most popular foods is the presence of colorants.

 

"Animals don't care about the color of the food. Colorants are just to get the owner's attention. Studies show that they have allergenic substances, so it is best to avoid them ", Valim Labres emphasized.

 

According to Veterinary Doctor Régis Christiano Ribeiro from Sao Paulo, who specializes in animal nutrition, it is common for standard foods to use many flavorings and aromatizers, substances that improve the aroma and taste of the food so that it is better accepted by the animal.

 

"This is why we see so many puppies ingesting their feces, because these substances remain in the feces and they confuse them with the food," he explained.

 

Benefits of feeding your pet with premium foods

 

  1. High nutritional efficiency:

Bymit's premium pet foods are elaborated with the best formulas, which promote maximum utilization of nutrients, offering a digestibility of more than 90%; this means that almost all the functional ingredients contained in our food are used by your dog's body.

 

  1. It is a pet with a lot of vitality:

By using premium food, it promotes a high level of energy and vitality compared to regular food.

 

  1. Optimal health and well-being:

Thanks to the optimal supply of nutrients offered by premium foods, they allow your pet to maintain muscle mass, vitality and a healthy coat.

 

  1. Less and firmer stools:

Premium foods, like the ones we offer in our entire food line, offer high digestibility, which helps your pet produce less stool with firmer, solid, well-formed stools, in small quantities and with low frequency, and premium foods also reduce the level of flatulence.

Homemade or premium dog food? 

Homemade food is no better or worse than what you can buy. The distinction you must make is that dogs are not fed the same as humans. There are several ingredients in their meals that can be detrimental to the health of dogs.

 

So only people who know your dog's needs well are recommended to make food.

 

However, if you are a beginner, you can dedicate yourself to studying the premium foods, like the ones we offer at Bymit and its many benefits for the care of your pet's health.

 

Sometimes veterinarians even recommend supplementing premium dog food with the food you have at home. The intention is to improve the health and comfort of your pet.

What decision should I make?

Proper nutrition is an important part of keeping your pet healthy. Commercial dog food comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, but not all of them are created equal.

 

It's important to understand the differences before choosing a food for your friend. Premium dog and cat food brands often use higher quality ingredients than inexpensive or generic foods. Some contain fewer chemical preservatives.

 

Recognizing that more expensive does not necessarily mean better quality is part of the process of a premium pet food-based diet. This is why it’s still necessary to do research and check the ingredients.

 

With products like those we offer in Bymit, which improve the health and beauty of your pet from a conscious scientific nutrition that provides a better quality of life, you will notice that its coat and shine improve a lot and that the volume of feces decreases because it has more digestible protein.

 

There is no need to complicate it more, the proper way to offer good nutrition to a pet is through premium foods, which in addition to improving their health provide multiple benefits.

 

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