You may be surprised to learn that our pets require the same benefits from their diet as what we require as humans! These include:
- A good quality source of food to function
- Vitamins & Minerals
There are many different varieties of food available that cater to your pet’s needs depending on their breed, age and condition. PETstock offers a huge range and our friendly team will help you find the perfect kind to fill your buddy’s belly!
Supermarket vs. Premium
What is a supermarket product?
Supermarket brands are usually found in the pet food aisle at the local supermarket. These products appear cheaper in value as the cost per bag is lower than a premium product. Owners are usually required to a feed a greater volume to their dog as the nutritional quality is lower.
What is a premium product?
Premium products are usually only available from pet specialty retailers and Vet clinics. These products usually appear to be more expensive, however owners are usually required to feed less per meal as the nutrition quality is high.
The most common misconception about premium pet foods is that they are really expensive. Although supermarket brands may appear cheaper, your pet needs to eat much more of it to receive the full nutritional benefit.
Dry vs. Wet food
What’s the difference?
- Dry foods contain around 8% - 12% water, while canned diets contain 70% - 80% water
- Your pet must eat two to three times more canned food to obtain the same nutritional benefits of a dry diet
- Dry foods have two other advantages over canned products; they help keep gums and teeth clean and, because they are cooked at high temperatures, they offer significant improvements in palatability, texture and food quality