• Oct 16, 2019

Fans of cats and dogs still conduct disputes over an occasion of advantage and safety of a dry feed. Their doubts are based on the assumption that such food at best does not contain any useful substances, and in the worst – will become the reason of various diseases.

We will try to discredit the main myths about a dry feed which often unfairly become a reason for refusal of it.

3 myths about a dry feed in which it is not necessary to trust

Myth 1: In a dry feed one chemistry

This delusion arose because dry feeds for animals have unusual molding in the form of small stamped figures. On a way of production they really remind chemically synthesized drugs. Actually, such food pieces are developed in order that the stomach of pets could digest them evenly, with advantage acquiring all substances arriving to them.

Such ready forages are made so that after packing opening long time to keep suitability for the use. Unlike liquid forages which cannot keep long time freshness out of packing dried fodder figures can be in the pet's bowl a long time. At the same time they do not lose the qualitative and nutritious properties. It is provided thanks to the special manufacturing techniques allowing to avoid addition of various chemical preservatives and additives.

Production of a dry feed includes the following stages:

  1. Preparation and careful crushing of damp and dry ingredients.
  2. Mixing of special "test" from the prepared components.
  3. Raskatyvaniye of the test in the special car.
  4. Processing of the test under pressure hot water or steam.
  5. Formation of small pillows of a forage through the matrix consisting of openings of a different form.
  6. Drying of ready-made feeds and processing by food fats, minerals, vitamins and so forth
  7. Packing of a ready-made product.

For those owners of pets who after all faced the low-quality goods containing artificial ingredients before purchase it is recommended to read structure of the acquired product attentively. Conscientious producers fight for the reputation therefore they try to watch quality of the goods and lack of chemistry in it. If the acquired forage is imported from other country, then it is better to meet structure in language of the country in which the product is produced.

Myth 2: On labels the lie is written

Dry feeds, as well as any other goods, are made and implemented strictly on the established norms of the country. Therefore the risk to be the deceived producer comes down to zero. In America, for example, laws protect the consumer, preserving him against dishonesty of suppliers huge penalties and criminal liability.

All forages and nutritional supplements for animals produced in Europe are controlled by the following organizations:

  • HACCP – systematization and assessment of dangerous factors at production;

The Russian legislation also shows to the developed food sterns and to the similar imported products relevant requirements and norms:

  • GOST P "Rules of certification of forages and feed additives on compliance to the established requirements";
  • GOST P 55453-2013 "A stern for unproductive animals. General specifications".
  • Veterinary sanitary standards and requirements to quality of forages for unproductive animals.

Myth 3: The dry feed causes obesity

This myth arose because of the wrong actions of owners of an animal which incorrectly picked up forage type. The dry feed can cause significant increase in body weight of an animal:

  • wrong choice of a forage;
  • quantity of the imposed forage too big;
  • existence of a hormonal imbalance in an animal organism.

As for the first point, the compounding of the majority of forages is developed for animals with different characteristics. For example, depending on breed, age, mobility of an animal to whom the forage intends in fodder granules by production the different amount of protein and carbohydrates is usually put. It means that the forage containing the increased amount of nutrients can strongly increase animal proportions. Therefore when choosing a product it is necessary to study information to what animal this food intends surely.

It is also not recommended to give a forage to cats which is intended for dogs as it contains the increased content of nutrients. Such balance of structure can lead to obesity.

The second point speaks about need to respect the recommended day rules of a forage. On the label of a product the producer specifies the weight of an animal and quantity of fodder granules, necessary for it. Kind of the favourite did not elicit an additional portion, you should not do it. Accurate respect for the specified norms of the given forage will help the pet to receive necessary amount of nutrients and at the same time not to gain excess weight.

The hormonal imbalance in an animal organism caused by castration or sterilization can also negatively affect comprehensibility of substances from a forage. For example, the carried-out sterilization reduces the need for energy by 30%, at the same time increasing appetite by 20%. In this case it is recommended to address the expert he picked up a forage with the optimum content of useful substances.

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