What The Big Corporations Would Rather You Didn’t Know….Part V of V

How to Read the Ingredient Labels and Buy a Better Dog Food for the Dollar, Part V, Good Fat—Bad Fat In our human foods, we get bombarded with low-fat this and that in the grocery aisle but our pets are very different. Dogs and cats do not develop high cholesterol or heart disease from a…

What The Big Corporations Would Rather You Didn’t Know….Part IV of V

Secret Tricks for Reading Pet food Ingredients, Part IV: Mining for Minerals Learning to decipher the ingredients label for the best value and quality brings us to Mining for Minerals. I use this as the quickest and easiest way to divide the poor quality foods from those that I may wish to further compare and…

What The Big Corporations Would Rather You Didn’t Know….Part III of V

How to Read the Ingredient Labels and Buy a Better Dog Food for the Dollar: MARKETING MAGIC Misleading Language– Watch out for words like “meaty” or “beefy.” What they mean is that the taste is “LIKE meat” or “LIKE beef.” This is a way to make the grain based food sound better. When you see…

What The Big Corporations Would Rather You Didn’t Know….Part II of V

Learning To decipher the ingredients label for the best petfood value and quality ingredients brings us to the Great Grain Shuffle as the next deceptive tactic. A typical label may list corn gluten, corn germ, corn middlings, or other fractional components of corn or another grain. So why list them separately? The order of ingredients…

What The Big Corporations Would Rather You Didn’t Know… Part I of V

Secret Tricks for Reading Petfood Ingredients We all try to read the labels of the food we buy for ourselves but how about Rover’s or Kitty’s food? Here is a pet food marketing secret: Let’s say you are comparing two foods and one says Chicken as the first ingredient and the other says Chicken Meal….