what you should know about the labels on your pet food

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what you should know about pet food labels

did you know that a popular pet food label myth is that “meat first” on the ingredient list means more and better-quality meat?

it’s a fact, consumers tend to focus on the ingredients in pet food rather than on the nutrient value and digestibility of the food.  this occurs because people can’t understand pet food labels, so they look for anything that relates to human food labels.

what information should you look for?

what pet owners should look at is the nutrient value and whether it meets the daily requirements their pets need and how well those essential nutrients will be absorbed during digestion.

because the ingredient list provides little information on the nutritional value or overall quality of a pet food, look for one of these three statements on the packaging that must answer these important questions:

  • does the diet contain all the essential nutrients that a pet needs?
  • how that was determined?
  • for which age or life stage is the diet appropriate?

clearly, the need to improve and simplify pet food labels is necessary

people want the best for their pets as they are often seen as family members, so to help consumers make better and more informed decisions, data label specialists and ethical dog food companies are creating info graphics that show:

  • how pet food is currently labelled,
  • the terms used in the ingredients list,
  • and the creative marketing used to promote these terms

the must-read article, calls for clearer labeling on pet food, educates and shows the consumer these very helpful info graphics.

for chihuahua owners specifically, the ebook, caring for chihuahuas made easy: breed information, health care and nutrition also provides you with helpful information on pet food labeling.

start now. do the research. educate yourself on the importance of understanding pet food labels.  your pet will thank you for it!

 

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reference:  important-information-you-could-be-misreading-on-the-pet-food-label

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meet frank, a super cute chihuahua from london, england!

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frank is two years old, and while he’s super cute, he’s also a sturdy little guy!

when my girlfriend suggested getting a chihuahua, i wasn’t sure as i’ve been used to big dogs my whole life.  after some persuading, i went along to meet a litter of chihuahuas that a trusted local breeder had advertised for sale.

as soon as we walked in, frank walked up confidently to me and looked me straight in the eye.  the breeder said “he likes you” and she encouraged me to pick him up.  from that moment on, i was a chihuahua guy!

here are a few things frank loves…

frank’s love of chicken

he was tiny when we got him at 11 weeks old– just 10 ounces!  now he weighs in at a healthy 6lbs, with not a bit a fat on him.  what’s his secret? well, I think it must have something to do with his diet…

we had trouble finding something that he liked at first.  he didn’t like the beef kibble we bought him, or the wet lamb food we tried.  the only thing he seemed to like were the webbox chicken chips treats we gave him.  then we tried chicken breast and he lapped it up – then we knew the problem – frank was all about the chicken!

after we discovered frank’s undying love of chicken, we started to experiment with ways to convince our little dude to vary his diet a little bit.  the secret with frank is to cover his kibble in chicken broth.  we made sure we stirred it in well so that the kibble tasted of fresh, high-quality poultry.

frank loves kids

i’ve read a lot of stuff on the internet that says chihuahuas aren’t great with kids.  but we now have a one-year-old baby boy and frank absolutely adores him!  frank is gentle and loving with our newer arrival, but it helps that our baby doesn’t pull his tail or act rough in any way.

frank seems to know his boundaries and will move quickly out of the way whenever toys fly towards him.  we’re always careful to make sure there’s always someone to supervise when they’re together, though.  thankfully, frank’s nothing like the angry chihuahua ‘arrested’ by police recently!

frank loves the sun

we don’t get much sun here in rainy old london.  but when we do, frank loves to bathe in it!  whenever frank sees the sun shining through the window in the morning, he’ll be itching to get outside.  he doesn’t usually like being on the leash, but he brings it to me in bed whenever we have even the slightest bit of morning sunshine!

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meet bella, a super sweet rescue chihuahua from the uk!

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bella is a rescue chihuahua that previously lived in an abusive home and has progressed so much for the better after being adopted by her new mommy, beth adams.  bella thrives on being outside and will fetch her dog harness when she sees her leash in sight.  this picture shows the look of excitement and happiness that bella gets when she knows she’s about to go for her walkies.

bella loves to cuddle and snuggle under your neck and has a super cute habit of doing a little dance out of excitement when she knows she’s going to get food or go for her walk.  beth loves bella to the moon and back and is overjoyed to have rescued such a sweet little chihuahua because now bella is finally allowed the opportunity to enjoy her life to the fullest.

congratulations beth, bella is officially a fun, furry and fabulous famous chihuahua®

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meet pola, a super sweet long haired chihuahua puppy from poland!

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this little ball of sweetness is pola.  she’s a very smart two month old long haired chihuahua puppy now famous in poland.  despite the fact that she lives with another chihuahua named lola, pola still rules the house!  this picture shows perfectly how pola is the queen to which the throne she belongs!

congratulations kamila, pola is officially a fun, furry and fabulous famous chihuahua®

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