Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ingredients #1 Consideration When Selecting Pet Food

What are the top three things you consider when shopping for pet food? We put that question to our Facebook fans and heard back from people very passionate about caring for their pets. While our survey was not a controlled, scientific exercise, the results do shed some light on how shoppers are wading through all the pet food marketing, labeling, and packaging out there. Not surprisingly, pet food ingredients received the greatest scrutiny.

Pet owners want the products they feed to contain only high-quality ingredients. They look for high levels of protein, coming from quality meat and other animal sources, like
eggs and ethoxyquin-free fish. Pre- and probiotics to support digestion were noted, as were “all natural” ingredients.

There are some ingredients these pet parents did NOT want to see. They avoided pet foods with gluten, corn, wheat, or soy. These are common allergens for dogs. Shoppers also reject pet foods with artificial preservatives like BHA or BHT.

While ingredients were first on the list of priorities, pet parents are also looking for value. They want to feed the best, without breaking the bank. They compare prices, along with ingredient panels, when buying food. Cost ranks second among factors considered when purchasing pet food.

Rounding out the top five considerations from Facebook fans responding to our informal survey:

#3 – Pet food company’s reputation
#4 – Ingredients from America and made in America
#5 – Pets like it!

We'd like to hear from you! Leave a comment below with what is most important to you in selecting your pet's food. Thanks.

Nature’s Logic makes the only full-line of pet food with no man-made ingredients. All nutrients come from whole food and 100% natural ingredients. Our formulas are rich in quality proteins, with no common allergens and no artificial flavorings or preservatives. For more information about Nature’s Logic 100% natural pet foods, please visit http://www.natureslogic.com/.

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