Are You Being Misled? Alarming Trend on Dog Food Websites
Yesterday, I was researching where people go to buy dog food online.
It was not long into my research that I began to notice an alarming trend:
Some of the large online pet food stores are withholding the most essential nutritional information on dog food labels. In particular, The Guaranteed Analysis.
The Guaranteed Analysis and Ingredients panels are where you, the consumer, can see what you are really buying. Dog food makers are legally bound to display accurate information in both panels, but this regulation isn’t always observed.
When you browse to buy dog food, you’ll discover cases where online pet food retailers show an Ingredients List but don’t show the Guaranteed Analysis panel! I even came across one store that showed neither! What are they trying to hide from you?
You really must see both pieces of information. Here’s why…
Your Dog’s Health Is In The Details
If a retailer discloses only the ingredients, it’s extremely misleading for consumers buying dog food online.
- You could have Product A and Product B, both with identical ingredients.
- The quantities of these ingredients in Products A and B could be very different.
- As a result, the Guaranteed Analysis of Product A and B would also be different.
Have a close look at two real-life examples below.
You’ll notice the ingredient panels are identical:
Ingredients– Chicken Meal, Pork Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Rice, Dehulled Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Flaxseed, Brewers Dried Yeast.
|Vitamin E||(min.)||120 IU/kg|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids*||(min.)||2.75%|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids*||(min.)||0.75%|
Ingredients– Chicken Meal, Pork Meal, Oatmeal, Dehulled Barley, Ground Brown Rice, Peas, Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Brewers Dried Yeast, Flaxseed, Tomato Pomace.
|Vitamin E||(min.)||120 IU/kg|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids*||(min.)||2.50%|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids*||(min.)||0.50%|
At this point, you might assume there is no difference between the two. WRONG!
That’s what some dog food makers want you to think.
But here’s how you can avoid that misleading trap …
When compared, the Guaranteed Analysis of Product A – vs – Product B, reveals:
- Product A’s protein level is 25% and product B’s protein level at 27%.
- So 100 grams of product A will have 25g of protein and Product B will have 2 grams more, which actually translates to 2/25 which is 8% more protein.
- When comparing fat levels, 100 grams of each product will show 2 grams more fat for Product B and that translates to 16.7% more fats, which for dogs is actually healthier.
The lesson here? Pay close attention to the details on the Guaranteed Analysis panel.
The 3 nutrition-critical metrics to look for when buying dog food online are high level percentages for:
- Omega 3 & 6
If at this point you may feel overwhelmed. Don’t. It only takes a few tiny-tweaks to your dog-food-buying smarts to make a lifetime of difference to your dog.
To help, here’s a quick video clip that explains ALL you need to know to make great decisions when buying dog food online. This clip gets you up to speed on the specific information on what to look for and what to avoid…
Watch it here: https://stayloyal.com.au/7-things-about-dog-food.
Dog-Food-Details DONE For You
Ever wish there was a fast way to find a supplier who has done a thorough, honest analysis
Well, there is!
We at Stay Loyal stand by the Guaranteed Analysis and quality Ingredients of our premium quality Grain Free Dog Food. In fact, we are so proud of our formula we put the GA and ingredients panels on the front of the bag, unlike everybody else who put it on the back or the side.
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Good nutrition is the key to helping your dog live a long, happy life. Your little friend is depending on you to read — and understand — the label!