Have you ever considered making your own pet food? It may sound time consuming but it need not be, home made pet food is becoming more and more popular and there are many websites that can provide you with free pet food recipes. Making your own pet food will give you peace of mind knowing exactly what your pet is eating, not to mention save you 80% of your pet food bill
Pet owners are tuning to home made pet food because of worries and concerns over what is actually put into tinned or dried pet food. There are many misconceptions about tinned food actually being harmful, Some people have been advised not to buy pet food that contains corn as corn is wrongly considered just a 'filler' with no nutritional function however the corn in pet food is ground up so that it can be easily digested and the nutrients are absorbed.
It is important to feed your pet the correct pet food, if you have a younger animal such as a puppy it is important to feed them puppy food rather than a food for an older dog this is because puppy food is specially designed with a puppy in mind, providing them with the exact balance of vitamins and calcium required.
There are so many different brands of pet food available on the market today and generally the higher the cost the higher the quality of pet food is with better quality ingredients.
If you have a pet that is about to start a different type of pet food for example dried food to meat based food it is recommended by vets that you gradually wean your pet off the old one and gradually introduce the new food. Variety is also very important you may think your pet does not care what flavour its pet food is but would you get bored of eating the same meal every single day?
Pet food can be purchased in many ways, your local convenience store or pet shop being the most popular, however it is becoming more and more available to order over the internet, you may find you can save a huge amount of money if you order your pet food through a wholesaler or a pet food trader that sells in bulk.
Whether you are buying pet food for your cat, dog, fish, hamster or birds try to remember that this is a major part of your pets life and choosing the wrong food could not only cause your pet discomfort but also lessen their quality of life. Choosing the best pet food possible will keep your pet fit and healthy for you to enjoy for years to come.