What is the difference between Pet Food?
Ready-made Pet Food is divided into 4 categories: economy, premium, super-premium, and holistic. How do they differ, in addition to the price? The main difference is in what raw materials are used in the production of feed, as well as the percentage of useful substances.
- Economy class:
Inexpensive raw materials are used in the production, so this feed is cheaper than others. The basis is cereals. Animal protein in such products is 'flour of animal origin', as well as meat offal. In economy-class feeds, vitamins and minerals are presented in smaller amounts than in premium feeds. Antioxidants, preservatives, and flavorings are used. The nutritional value of such feeds is lower than that of other categories.
The composition of these feeds already includes meat – its content can reach an indicator of 25%. Supplement the protein component with offal. The source of carbohydrates is usually corn or wheat. Vitamins and minerals in these feeds are more widely represented. The nutritional value and digestibility are much better than in the economy class, and the price is not as high as in the super-preimum and holistic categories.
- Super-premium class:
The meat component in such feeds is represented directly by meat of the first category, as well as by-products in the form of liver, tongue, kidneys, and heart. The minimum meat content is 25% or higher. Cereals are hypoallergenic: rice and oats, sometimes barley. Also, carbohydrates can be presented in the form of potatoes. Flavor enhancers in such feeds are not used, and the vitamin and mineral palette is impressive.
This category of feed is at the highest level. The price is also higher than other products. Produce holistic feed from natural protein – meat and fish, the content of which can reach 90%. Most feeds in this class are grain – free. Vegetable component – vegetables, fruits, herbs, berries.
There are no colorants, preservatives, or other food additives in these feeds. Many animals initially eat them with reluctance: due to the lack of flavorings, the food does not seem so delicious. But it is recommended for Pets suffering from food allergies, skin and hair problems, and digestive disorders.
Source: Aller Pet Food