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Four different types of ready-made petfoods

Four different types of ready-made petfoods

Ready-made petfood can be divided into the following four categories: economy, premium, super-premium, and holistic. How much each of these costs depends on the raw materials 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 comparatively cheaper than others. The basis of this food is cereals and the animal protein provided 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 flavourings are all used. The nutritional value of such feeds is lower than that of other categories.

Premium class

The composition of these feeds already includes meat, the content of which can reach an indicator of 25 percent. The protein component is supplemented with offal, while 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 the super-preimum and holistic categories.

Super-premium class

The meat component in such feeds is represented directly by meat of the first category, and also includes by-products from liver, kidneys, tongue and heart. The minimum meat content is 25 percent or higher. Cereals are hypoallergenic, rice and oats, and sometimes barley. Carbohydrates can be presented in the form of potatoes. Flavour enhancers in such feeds are not used, and the vitamin and mineral palette is impressive.

Holistic class

This category of feed is at the highest level. The price is also higher than other products. Holistic feed incorporates natural protein – such as meat and fish, the content of which can reach an inclusion rate of 90 percent. Most feeds in this class are grain–free. The vegetable component includes vegetables, fruits, herbs, berries.

There are no colourants, preservatives, or other food additives in these feeds. Many animals initially eat them with reluctance: due to the lack of flavourings, the food does not taste so delicious. But it is recommended for pets suffering from food allergies, skin and hair problems, and digestive disorders.

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