Many people rely on their “common sense” when selecting a food or diet for their pet. In fact, many things we “know” about our pet’s nutrition and their diets are not exactly correct, and making nutritional decisions based on misinformation and current gossip can be harmful for our pets.
Explore the following common myths about pet nutrition and pet foods:
||Dry foods prevent dental disease better than canned or semi-moist foods.
||Homemade diets are nutritionally better and healthier than commercially prepared foods.
||Supplements are needed when feeding commercial pet foods because the nutrients are lost in the processing.
||Preservatives cause cancer and other diseases.
||Calcium supplementation prevents Developmental Bone Disease in large and giant breed dogs.
||Vitamin C supplementation prevents Developmental Bone Disease in large and giant breed dogs.
||Neutering makes pets gain weight and become obese.
||Pets should be fed bones and raw foods as they ate in the “wild.”
||Grain free diets avoid and/or treat food allergy.
||Pet food companies use 'fillers' to make more money on pet food sales.
||My pet needs a vitamin supplement on top of its commercial pet food.
||My dog is a carnivore and should not be fed carbohydrates or grain.