Our beloved pets are everything to us. When you come home from work or even just go out for ten minutes, they’re all over you with excitement every single time. They go out of their way to make us happy, because that’s all they ever want, is to please us. We pet owners would do the exact same thing for our cherished pets, making them as happy as we can.
However when providing pet food for them, just how clear is food labelling on the products we buy for our pets? Last year, information was gathered on how misleading and confusing labels were found on food label packaging for humans, and this year, the focus is on pet food.
Some pet owners are unaware of the additional necessities needed for their beloved animals. More details can be found here. Further research has been carried out by Data label in conjunction with McAdams PetFoods to see how pet food is labelled accordingly.
Recognising authentic information on labelling
There are multiple questions we can ask about the data supplied on labels. Do we receive the best information from food labels? Are we providing enough protein and nutrients for our pets? Some pet owners may be oblivious to providing the extra necessities certain pets require.
All pets need correct amounts of protein for healthy growth. You need to be careful when selecting the correct supplier and amount of food. Too much food can be bad and not enough can be worse. It’s trying to find the right balance and being able to detect which is suitable for you and your much loved pet.
When approaching your pet food, study the labels thoroughly, try to find out important useful information as it might help out you and more importantly, your pet. The label should state feeding guidelines and correct supplies of food being handed out. Always read the small print.
There are ways to seek out the ideal bag of food that you need:
- Free samples of food – Read the labels carefully and, if appropriate, try it out to see whether or not your pet likes the taste. This is a great way to find new types of food.
- Forget top named brands/high prices – Do some research or word of mouth to seek out new and different foods that might be the perfect fit with your pet. Turn to independent brands which are more likely to give you accurate information on the supplement of nutrients at an affordable cost.
- Veterinarian advice – For any general enquiry you have, take yourself down to the vets. They offer great advice and guidance for pet owners pondering over whether or not there treasured animal is being looked after the correct way. They can give you facts on exact measurements of protein your pet needs, and any direction to what you can buy and provide for your animal.
Getting it right
Each pet requires different protein and nutrients from one another. They’re all different, just like ourselves. Ranging from different sizes, weight and height. Make sure the labels aren’t misleading or not supplying you with the correct information as distributing out food is vital.
For an example, dogs; comparing food you’d supply for the little ones to a bigger dog, like a blood hound, the foods portion sizes are way larger. So much so, a months’ worth of food for the small dog, for example a dachshund, is just a weeks’ worth or even a few days’ worth for larger dogs. Make sure you’re aware of this when choosing a pet food off the shelf.