Recently I’ve been seeing so many pet food recall notices and even had people in some of my entrepreneurial support groups sending me information. I wanted to take some time to compare Your Pet Chef’s food to those available from the larger brands in the marketplace.
In our last series, Real Eats for Rover, we discussed the various ingredients we use to produce our food. In this series, we will look at some of the ingredients used in these larger brands and how we feel our ingredients are superior in freshness and ultimately healthier for your dog.
In Part 1 of our series, we’ll look at protein. As we reviewed in our Real Meat blog last week, the proteins we use are 100% human grade. If you go to a restaurant and order chicken parmesan, that same chicken is used in our meals. Or a turkey burger – yep, same turkey.
In a recent study, Natural News researched the top pet food brands and they found that 23% of all pet foods contain Chicken By Product Meal and 18 % contain Meat By Products. These products are made from:
Diseased tissues, organs, or tumors that may at times be rancid.
Feathers, beaks, feet, and other parts that are of no nutritional value.
A recent brand issues a recall due to finding the euthanasia drug in their food. Further research showed they used euthanized animals in their production.
Needless to say, this information is very disturbing. Some of these items are simply used for fill and offer no value to our pets. Other items are used to cut costs.
I started Your Pet Chef almost 5 years ago to help dogs eat their way to their best health. Period. The ingredients we use can be eaten by people or pups. It’s very upsetting to me to see these cost cutting practices used by the big named brands without regard for the effect they will have on the pets consuming the product. I care about your dog. I like to see your dogs when I make deliveries. I like to hear that weight has been lost, coats and teeth are shiny, and yes, poops are good. I care.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s entry – No Thanks – Rover would Rather: Subtract the Sodium. If you would like us to make meals for your dog, click here. Thanks so much!