We all want the best for our pet and feeding them good, quality food should be no exception. However, pet owners often have a difficult time deciding which food is best suited for their pet because of the large number of food choices available at local grocery stores, pet stores, or animal care facilities. What should pet owners know in order to choose the food which meets their pet's nutritional needs?
Finally, many pet food labels state there is no corn or corn products in the food. However, the use of corn in pet food diets is actually not a bad thing. The corn that manufacturers use in the diet is not like using whole, dried, cracked corn nor is it used as a filler. Instead, manufacturers of pet food break down the kernel of corn into different components which are a great source of essential amino acids and linoleic acid which is an Omega 6 fatty acid. These amino and fatty acids help to maintain healthy skin. Corn is also a good source of other important nutrients such as zinc, manganese, and antioxidants like lutein that promote eye health. The presence of corn in the diet aids in the digestive health of your pet by providing fiber and supplies energy from its complex carbohydrates.
If you have any questions about your pet's nutritional health, please consult with your veterinarian. They can help you choose a diet that best suits your pet’s needs.