Quality is more important. Unfortunately, consumers are at the mercy of manufacturers who use substandard ingredients to make cheap food.
Cheap food seldom provides essential nutrients that an organism needs to thrive. At a cellular level, dogs are malnourished and starving because pet parents face the same problem — choosing price over quality.
To start out, dogs were never designed to eat the “food” that is commercially available. Manufacturers relied on marketers to evangelize their brand. Now, pet parents walk into stores and pick a bag of dog food because of the color of the bag or the words on the packaging. They choose the bargain food over quality food.
Because of this, dogs are inundated with chemicals, preservatives, dyes, and fillers that are literally making them sick even to the point of death.
What can you do?
- Get informed. Read up on the history of dog food. Discover what dogs should eat based on their ancestry.
- Read labels. Not the big bold marketing descriptions. Get down to the nitty-gritty by reading ingredient labels.
- Buy smart. Avoid foods containing wheat, corn, gluten, BHA, BHT, propylene glycol, dyes, or other preservatives.
- Choose quality. Spend a little more for quality. You’re either going to spend the money on good food or on veterinary care. Choose the former.