It’s difficult for pet owners to know what to feed their pets. In 2014, 22 billion dollars was spent on pet food in the United States. With this kind of money to be made there are many pet food companies that are using marketing techniques to sway owner into buying their products. Dr. Anna Coffin talks about some common pet nutrition myths.
Just like you can’t judge a book by its cover you can’t always judge a pet food by it’s ingredients. The basics of pet nutrition are not about the actual ingredients but about the nutrients that are available from each of the ingredients. When an animal eats, the primary ingredients are broken down into these six primary nutrients: