Friday, December 23, 2011

Pet Food Labels: Reading Between the Lines

We can all be passionate about choosing the best food for our dogs and cats. With thousands of pet food products on the market, how do pet owners make the best choice?

Pet food labels are a good place to start. Understanding the label information can help us make informed decisions about the food we feed their pets. Knowing how to read a pet food label can help answer questions, serve our pets’ nutritional needs, and optimize patient care.

This easy-to-read article addresses how to read a pet food label discusses the key issues you should be familiar with before you go shopping for pet food in order to make the best choice for your dog or cat.

  • Smith JM. Pet food labels: Reading between the lines. Veterinary Technician. September 2011; Volume 32, Number 9. Online at

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