NY Times article asks if we get what we pay for with pet food

As most of us obsess about our pet’s nutrition, health and well being, we observed an interesting point of view from the New York Times.  The Times article discusses value in pet foods.  As pet owners are we really getting what we pay for?

From the article:

“And I wonder whether people who invest in high-end pet foods are getting their money’s worth. Are their pets really healthier and happier? Do they live longer? And are these foods any better than the generic versions sold in supermarkets and big-box stores? “

With that said, we continue to wonder.  We wonder about what is causing canine cancer at such an alarming rate.  We wonder if we should cook our pet’s food rather than buy it.  We wonder if we could just have our pet’s talk to us and tell us how they feel if this issue would disappear.  And the list goes on and on.

Regardless, this is an interesting point of view from the Times.

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4 Comments for “NY Times article asks if we get what we pay for with pet food”

  1. Jazmataz

    In your opinion, what are some of the best dog foods out there?

  2. This is such a tough question. We really think it depends on what is best for each individual dog. Some are so sensitive to grains and have allergies, some are just picky eaters. Each pawrent just tries to do the best they can for their pet’s needs.

  3. I’d probably kill to figure out what is causing my dogs allergies. I have bought some pretty expensive food only to have it upset his stomach but no results, He is on yet again another script for prednisone now every other day.
    Honestly back in the day we even gave our dogs table scraps and I don’t remember ever having this problem nor were any of them overweight. All suggestions Welcome!

  4. I don’t think it’s right for anyone to endorse a brand 100% but there are a couple of websites that may help. Dog Food Advisor does detailed reviews where they discuss each ingredient as well as the nutrient content of a specific product (www.dogfoodadvisor.com). Dog Food Scoop is blog which is quite useful especially for postings that announce food recalls and news about which corporations actually own the brands. However it also has posts by users. Those posts are often anecdotal (ie based on 1 dog) and have not been looked at scientifically (www.dogfoodscoop.com)
    This is a timely discussion for me actually. I have a short survey online asking for the public’s opinions about specific ingredients in dog biscuits. Please copy and paste this address in your browser to learn more about the survey and the contest: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=221149064576501 Thanks.

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