COMMERCIAL DOG FOOD FACTS & LABELING
Are you as confused by dog food labels as we are? When it comes to dog food, labeling is one of the most perplexing and potentially misleading elements of the business. If a manufacturer can list “chicken meal,” “beef meal,” “lamb meal,” etc. as an ingredient and not also inform the consumer that this description can include indigestible by-products such as bone, hoof, hide, hair and blood, then the labeling system is broken. It becomes very difficult for a pet parent to know what their dog is really eating when the accepted descriptions for pet food ingredients are so convoluted. Here are some interesting dog food industry facts as well as answers to some frequently asked questions about the dog food business.