101 Dog Care Tips: #154 – How To Read Your Dog’s Food & Treat Ingredient List
Now, more than ever, people are concerned with what’s in their food. So, of course, pet owners are no exception. We want to give those that we love good, nutritious food. But when you flip the dog food or treat bag over and that glaring block of text is staring back at you, how do you decipher it?
Best Bully Sticks wants to help make sense of your dog’s food or treat ingredient list. Here are a few easy steps to sort through the gibberish that might make up your dog’s food.
1. The First Ingredient says a lot. The first ingredient in your dog’s food or treats is the main ingredient and that one ingredient usually makes up about 80% of the total product. Ingredients are also determined by weight but include any water content that might be present. It’s important to note that without water weight, a “meat” ingredient might be listed lower in the list.
2. Byproduct & Meal versus Meat. First let’s start with some definitions: Read more