There are few basic tips in selecting a proper food that suits best for your pet.
1. Lifestages nutrition. The nutritional needs of your pet do change overtime. This would start from puppy food, then adult food down to mature or senior food. Along these changes, it should be made aware that the nutritional intake should be correlated with your pet's lifestyle mode. For example, in adult stage, often time high calorie adult diets tends to make your pet prone for obesity, hence a low calorie diet would instead be recommended. It is important, however, that your should check your pet's appetite as often times this is a crucial element to select whether a low calorie or a high calorie diet should be selected.
There are pet food which are also under prescription diets such as those for liver, kidney, skin conditions, or intestinal recipe pet food. These are highly specialized diet intended to meet the nutritional needs of pets having medical issues listed above. These are prescription diets, hence your veterinarian's advice is highly sought.
2. Lifestyle nutrition. This refers to your pet's lifestyle system, whether they are highly active or merely indoor. That's why you've noticed some pet foods would indicate light/ indoor/ low fat intended for indoor less active pets, whilst high protein, high fat contents are recipes highly recommended for outdoor acive pets.
3. Functional ingredients and optimum nutritional values. From the wide range of pet food, they differ accordingly on this features. Some are organic, while some are "technical food", nevertheless provided they meet the nutritional needs of your pet, you've got nothing to worry in terms of nutritional deficiencies. Just to add further, there are functional ingredients added such as those antioxidants, joint health, dental health and the likes and these are added benefits.
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Eliezer M. Bauzon, DVM RN