We’ve had a lot of phone calls and questions regarding pet foods following a local news report on pet food safety. Yes, we agree, picking a manufacturer that follows a strict, straightforward protocol for monitoring ingredient and final product safety is absolutely a high priority when choosing a food for your pet.
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s Global Nutrition Committee actually has a great set of suggestions for selecting pet foods:
Most pet owners consider the ingredient list to be the most important factor in choosing a pet food. However, the ingredient list gives no information on the quality of the ingredients and can be very misleading on the overall quality of the food. The WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee tool provides owners with recommendations on how to use more important information from the label to select the best food for pets: