Some Famous Pet Foods And Their Ingredients

  • 10/05/2020

Pet’s food is typically given to pet animals such as cats, dog, fish or birds. About 80% of the total production of pet food is obtained by 4 companies.

Pet foods improve health if they are consumed on a regular basis as well as promotes changes in the body.

The composition of Pet Food:

Food of domestic animals is prepared according to their needs. Mainly these foods consist:

  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Fibre
  • Protein
  • Water

Ingredients of Pet Food are following

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat and meat byproduct
  • Cereals (barley, wheat, soybeans)

Animal parts or organs are also given to some pet like

  • Bones
  • Intestine
  • Spleen and stomach tissues
  • Kidney, liver, lungs
  • Meat Broth
  • Basic

Cat Food:

While choosing pet food, keep the needs of pet in your mind. In the case of cat food, dry food and wet food both are given to the pet. Wet food contains about 65% of moisture whereas dry food has less than 20% of moisture content

Benefits of wet cat food:

a)     Easy to chew

b)     Increase variety in a diet

c)      Increase the intake of total water content

d)     The texture is good, and cats love it


Essential ingredients in cat food:

Cats are carnivores, and they obtain their essential nutrients from the diet which may be vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, essential amino acids, protein and water. While most cat foods will contain a fairly balanced nutritional profile, Kristen from Friendly Claws recommends watching out for irritative additives and ingredients if your cat has a sensitive stomach or bad reaction to their current diet.

Some famous cat foods:

  • Merrick Before Grain Meat Cat Food
  • Wellness CORE
  • Fromm Four-star Cat Food
  • Meow Mix

Dog Food:

Dog food can also mix with cooked or raw food, mostly with grains and starchy vegetables. Oatmeal, barley and pasta can also be given. click here for more information.

Usually, dog foods contain animal fat, vegetable oil, beet pulp, brown rice and fibre.

Some famous dog foods:

  • Royal Canine
  • Reflex

Fish Food:

Fish flakes are given to the pets. Some fishes eat meat but others not. Never feed your fish with beef, it is complicated to digest by them. Low-fat diets are right for them. High fat can damage the liver. The staple diet is the backbone of pet fishes because these provide all the essential nutrients. Dry food is given in the form of flakes, pallets and sticks. These are helpful in swimming

Some great pet fish foods:

  • Tetra Temperate Flakes
  • Tetra Pro energy
  • Tetra Tropical Color Flakes

Bird’s Food:

There are both ground birds and flying birds. Mostly birds eat Nuts, Plant material, fruits, pollen, vegetables. Some ground pet birds eat worms. In the case of hens and pigeons, they can eat maize, peas and grains.

Bird’s foods also contain all the essential macro and micronutrients like Riboflavin, Niacin, Thiamin and B complex. These all play a crucial role in the growth and development of birds and also improve the rate of reproduction.

Some famous pet bird’s foods are

  • BONANZA Gourmet Diet
  • Sensible Seeds
  • Hagen Pigeon & Dove Staple

Some significant functions of pet foods

a)     Normally improves the digestibility

b)     Also reduces the risk of diseases

c)      It supports the body and provides the best health benefits

d)     The fibre in the diet also prevents constipation and colon injury

e)     They offer high energy and gives strength to the digestive system

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