How is packed dog food better than homemade dog food?
Home cooked meals, unless prepared by veterinary nutritionists, can be deficient or unbalanced in terms of required nutrients for a pet’s overall well being. Some pet parents feel homemade dog food is more fresh and less processed, but misses out the fact that it doesn’t provide the right level of nutrition that our dogs require to become healthy. It is recommended to provide your Pets with Manufactured Pet Food as it can offer a more nutrient dense food in the amount that is right for them.
In addition to this, Manufactured Pet Food can also offer guaranteed nutrition, better palatability, better digestibility, safety and convenience that caters to the specific needs of the Dog. For Pet Owners, this can be more cost effective in the long run.
- The nutrient requirement of dogs change depending on their life stage and lifestyle. For example, a puppy requires a higher amount of energy, protein, calcium and phosphorus for growth.
- An adult human male needs 2500 kcal/day while an adult dog of 65 kg needs 2520 kcal/day. While eating those 2520 calories, the dog has to have a higher concentration of nutrients than humans.
- Homemade diets may also contain contaminants and food-borne microbes if the owner is not as careful. Strict rules and regulations ensure that packaged pet food is free from microbial contaminants such as Salmonella or mycotoxins.
- To meet the nutritional requirements of a dog, pet parents often tend to overfeed because homemade food are not governed by any canine dietary guidelines. Prepared pet-foods always have a feeding guide to help the owner ensure the pet is fed the correct amount of calories for its life-stage and lifestyle.
- Dogs are allergic to many foods that humans consume and sometimes, they also prove to be poisonous. Manufactured pet foods never contain ingredients that are unsafe for pets.