Questions. We face them every day, all day. For us cat owners, one of our less-than-life-changing-but-nevertheless-significant questions has to do with what we feed our feline friends. Do we go with canned or kibble? Wet or dry? Pate or pellets?
"Green" -- it's everywhere! We see it on laundry detergents and window cleaners, on pet food, toilet bowl cleaners and even in ads for cars. Does this mean the product is safe for the environment? And for our families?
Well, maybe not.
Sadly, terms like “all natural,” “100% natural,” or just plain “natural” don’t necessarily mean healthy or even safe. In fact, that "natural" granola bar may be as unhealthy as a Twinkie (well...almost), the "natural" chicken loaded with antibiotics, and the "natural" pet food made from tainted ingredients (do we really want to serve our pets food that would be dangerous for us to eat??).
When it comes to commercial pet food, “caution” is the byword. Lengthy lists of what ingredients to watch out for abound, bringing to mind a vision of the conscientious pet owner standing for hours in the pet food aisle deciphering the tiny print on cans and bags of pet food. Thankfully, there are a few simple guidelines that will get you, and your pet, headed in the right direction. It all comes down to the label.