What do you usually do? You go to the store and take a bright, colorful packaging? Of course not! Most likely, you choose a familiar brand of food, about which you have heard something good from your friends, in an advertisement on TV, right?
Most often, ready-made food for dogs and cats is divided into three main classes: economy, premium and super-premium.
It would be so convenient to distinguish the feed by the labels! But, unfortunately, this classification is very, very conditional, the legislation does not provide any rules and criteria on this subject. We will tell you how one class of food differs from another, so that you can choose the best one for your pet.
Ready food for dogs and cats of the so-called "economy class"
Sold in every supermarket and the nearest store. This feed satisfies the basic needs of the pet, but does not take into account either the peculiarities of the breed, the size, or even the age of the animal. Croquettes in similar foods are often tinted in different colors for beauty and the formation of a “perfect plate” sensation, but remember that the color of food does not matter for a dog or cat. In addition, the daily dose is quite large, it is necessary to replenish stocks more often. This is because not expensive raw materials are used for production and the absorption of feed is relatively not high. It can be said this is a mass consumption feed. But such rations are balanced and do not harm the health of dogs and cats.
Feed, which is classified as "premium class"
This category of feed is more expensive than the previous one. Products have a higher digestibility (digestibility), so the daily rate of feed is lower. In the feed there are complexes of nutrients that have a positive effect on health (supporting joints, improving the appearance of wool, preventing urolithiasis, etc.). The range of such feeds takes into account the age, weight and other individual characteristics of animals.
Ready food for dogs and cats, which can be attributed to the class of "superpremium"
The most expensive feed category. Such food is sold only in veterinary clinics or pet stores. With supermarkets you just will not find them. Here everything is thought out, starting from high-tech packaging and ending with a precisely calibrated composition. The manufacturer maintains the highest requirements for raw materials, maintains a complete balance of nutrients, takes into account the individual needs of the pet: age, size, activity, lifestyle, breed, even individual habits.
Such feeds are highly digestible, their digestibility is over 85%, contain a large number of significant components that not only provide the body with energy, but also support health, contribute to the prevention of various problems and diseases.
The packaging not only allows croquettes not to crumble, but also successfully preserves fats, natural aroma and feed properties. As a rule, producers of such rations have their own laboratories and research centers. Croquettes in such feed do not tint. Due to high digestibility, the daily rate is not high, while providing the animals with everything necessary for life and excellent health.
Information on the packaging is also of great importance when choosing pet food. Inscriptions "steamed potatoes, chicken meat, grain fed, etc." above all, focused on the owner. It should be remembered that in fact it is important to provide the animal with all the necessary nutrients, and at the same time, the dog or cat do not care where the raw materials come from, the main thing is its high quality.