Americans have to admit that the world is changing in radical ways every year. With the advent of so many exciting technological advances in the past 15 years, our individual lives have also changed just as radically.
-We now have access to more information on facebook than ever before; and we have a much greater ability to make more informed buying and lifestyle decisions for ourselves, and for those we love.
-We have access to more affordable education and understand more about our career options. We can sometimes find better paying jobs because of the wealth of resources we find online; giving us greater means and greater buying power.
-Lastly, we understand much more about our health and the health of our pets. Therefore, in addition to making choices that makes sense budget-wise etc, we also have the ability to make better choices and buy healthier foods.
For these reasons, the $23.7 billion pet food market is changing. Consumers want to buy healthy, well-balanced pet food for their dogs. They also want to feed their dogs the types of foods they would eat themselves. CEO of Freshpet, Richard Thompson, actually samples Petfresh recipes every so often to make sure they meet company standards.
Other brands like Beneful, feature recipe blends that look exactly like many of the human food favorites you and your family enjoy. Some of the healthy ingredients you’ll find in Beneful include:
-Vegetables like tomatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, peas and corn
-Lean meats like liver, salmon, pork, beef, chicken and lamb; and
-Healthy whole grains like barley, wild rice and brown rice
However, many skeptics wonder. “Well, couldn’t you just feed your pet leftover food from your own table? Wouldn’t that be healthy?” However, though this is a logical assumption, humans are much bigger animals dimensionally than most dogs. Therefore, the proportions are way off, (even if you eat incredibly healthily), when it comes to fats, starches and meats. In addition, the nutrient density is also out of proportion. That’s why it’s best to give your puppy and adult dogs different formulas, because their body proportions and nutritional needs are different. Beneful is one brand that offers the perfect nutritional balance for dogs of every age.