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Jake’s choice on Pet Food
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We love our dog Jake and he is a very important and special family member. We trust Appalachian Tails for their expertise and providing the best quality dog food for Jake. Owner, Bryan Winoski shared this article on his website and I wanted to share with you! Check out Appalachian Tails !

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The amount of information about pet food can be overwhelming. When you add the fact that every brand claims to be “the best”, choosing a pet food for your dog or cat can be a frustrating ordeal.

Since your pet’s nutrition is so important for a happy and healthy life, let’s take a closer look at this topic.

Ingredients vs. Brands
We love our dog Jake and he is a very important and special family member. We trust Appalachian Tails for their expertise and providing the best quality dog food for Jake. Owner, Bryan Winoski shared this article on his website and I wanted to share with you! Check out Appalachian Tails !

Unfortunately, there are many people (and corporations) trying to convince you that you need to feed “Brand X” or “Brand Y” to your pets. The reality is that many of the most popular, well-known brands include ingredients that we would never want to feed to our pets. The ingredients are what matters. So, what ingredients do we want to look for?


Protein Sources

We want to make sure that the major protein source is from meat and not ground corn or corn meal. Why? Dogs and cats utilize about 92% of the protein that comes from a meat source. On the other hand, dogs and cats utilize only about half of the protein in corn. Corn translates to more waste, less nutrition for your pet, and a significant waste of hard-earned money. Quality protein sources include chicken, beef, lamb, fish, bison, venison, duck and even rabbit.


Meal vs. By-Products

In a nutshell, meal is good, by-products are bad. Sadly, a lot of popular ‘brands’ have by-products as a predominant ingredient. Meal is basically meat rendered and dried into highly concentrated form. So, chicken meal is chicken without its moisture content. What we want to avoid are by-products. Shockingly, ‘by-products’ and ‘by-product meal’ can contain anything from diseased farm animals, euthanized pets, and/or dead animals from experimental drug testing facilities.

We cannot overstate the importance of good pet nutrition. To be happy and healthy, our animals need quality, easily digestible meat proteins and a proper ingredient mix. A great diet will help give us as many years as possible with our beloved friends.

Bryan Winoski, Owner & Founder
Appalachian Tails
119 Griswold Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Phone: 860-657-2872
Email: bryan@appalachiantails.com
Website: www.appalachiantails.com

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