Tibetan Mastiff Dog Breed

10 ways “They” Make You Buy Unhealthy Dog Food To Your Mastiff

Perhaps you are thinking, “what about the meat, poultry and seafood, then? That must be healthy!”
Newsflash: Unhealthy dog food corporations aren’t being honest with you. They say they care about the well-being of your beloved pooch, but…
…what do you think they care about the most: making more money, or keeping your pet healthy?
Example – “grain free dog food”: When ‘they’ offer grain-free pet food, they do it because as a pet owner, you are usually willing to pay more for it. You believe that it is more healthy for your pet. Right?
The truth is that most grain-free pet food simply has grain substitutes that are neither better nor worse than grain.
The only reason for doing so is to give you the impression that it is better for your dog. And make you pay more for it.
It does not cost pet food manufacturers more to use grain substitutes. Yet, you pay more for something that doesn’t give your pet a healthier life.
They know this, but don’t tell you.
Why would they?
So, they are constantly looking for ways to trick you into believing that their products are the healthiest for your dog.
“Are they really allowed to do that?” you may think.
Well, they’re not allowed to give false information to the consumer. BUT they use all their imagination and creativity to manipulate the information up to the limit of what is allowed by law.
To help you sort out this mess, I compiled a list of the 10 ways “they” make you buy unhealthy dog food.  
When you have read this list, you can see through (some of) ‘their’ lies, and feel safer when you serve your pup,
Keep this list in mind next time you go to the pet shop.

How 'They' Make You Buy Unhealthy Dog Food

1. Fake ingredients

Most commercial dog foods claim to be made of beef, legumes, chicken, fish, and a long list of natural and healthy ingredients that water your mouth just thinking about it.
What the pet foods are really made of is totally different.

You can learn more about this from the shocking truth about commercial dog food for your Mastiff.

Also, according to Encyclopedia.com, the most common ingredients in pet food are feed grains, soybean meal, and by-products from meat, poultry and seafood.

I hope you understand that these ingredients are not the best for your carnivore friend?
Sure! But did you see the word “by-products”?
That’s a sneaky word.
It sometimes conceals creepy secrets: By-products are various forms of spill-overs, for example spill-overs from euthanized pets. Yes, pets eating recycled pets.
Perhaps you’ve heard about the 1973 “Soylent Green” sci-fi film, where human bodies were recycled as food for human consumption?
Well, this is very similar. Only this is not sci-fi.
Of course, this is not true for all “by-products”. Some are reasonably healthy leftovers from slaugherhouses, and don’t necessarily cause your pet much/any harm.
Tip: Look twice for that sneaky word “by-products” next time you go to the shop, will you? And ask yourself: “How sure can I feel that this is healthy for my pet?”.
Bottom line: In the end, it is all about big corporations doing all they can to reduce production costs to maximize profits. They take the cheapest possible spillovers (by-products) and make them seem fresh, healthy and real on the package.
That way they fool you into paying maximum price for a cheap dog “food” product.

2. Misleading Food Amounts To Your Mastiff

OK, so now you carefully read the ingredient list on the dog food package. And you see that it contains, say, quinoa. Quite a superfood, right?
However, they are required to sort the ingredient list in terms of their respective amounts, in descending order. I guess quinoa doesn’t even hit the top 5 here.
Here is another sneaky word: “with”.
A pet food company can use the word “with” – as in “with chicken”. This says that the pet product contains some amount of some ingredient. Wanna know the truth?
How much is 3%? Maybe one-third of a chicken leg.

3. Fake Nutritional Dog Food Content

The nutritional composition of pet food is calculated simply by adding the nutritional composition of its ingredients.

Exactly what does this mean in reality?

Some corrections are applied when an ingredient is processed. For example, a hard-boiled egg contains 36% less vitamin D than a raw egg, and 10% less zinc.
 
In other words, you have one nutritional content is one thing on paper, but something totally different in reality.

Perfect for your dog. Not!

4. Questionable Nutritional Benefits For Your Tibetan Dog

The manufacturers make such claims by, for example, drawing a parallel between a vitamin that is essential for your dog’s coat.  can be found in certain alleged nutritional content, as could be some beneficial vitamin for the hair or for the gums.
But, as we said before, all nutritional content in processed dog food is questionable. So the benefits are, to say the least, doubtful.

5. Confusing Dog Food Certifications

“Oh come on! If a food is USDA certified organic, then it is! There can be no deception there.”
Do you think so?
What exactly does the label say? Even the green-white “USDA Organic” label certifies that the product is only 95% organic, so it can contain various synthetic products, such as pesticides or chemical fertilizers.

And if the label just says “Organic Ingredients”, the percentage drops to 70%.

The bag may also say “contains organic ingredients”, which is almost the same as saying nothing.

6. Fake Dog Food Package Images

Most of us buy on impulse, especially at supermarkets. Especially when we’re in a hurry or hungry. The reasons for choosing one product over another are not always rational or conscious.
A color combination, certain symbols that trigger something subconscious in your mind, or simply photographs of happy dog owners really can fool you to buy whatever to feed your dog.
The pet food producers know this. They spend $millons to develop images that are designed to mislead and compel you. The pet food producers know this. They spend $millons to develop images that are designed to mislead and compel you.
Next time, before putting a bag of dog food in your cart, take a moment to read all the information in it. Especially the smaller letters.
Do not buy anything that you are not fully and consciously convinced of.
Also, take into account that the US Food & Drug Aministration (FDA), following exceptional measures due to the pandemic, is allowing ingredients to be substituted in foods without modifying the labels.
For this reason, it is possible that the label does not mention all the ingredients that the food contains.

7. Vegetables Not Always Healthy For A Mastiff

Dog food companies often include ingredients in their products that – regardless of whether they are real or fake – are intended to tempt you, not your dog. Most of the time, you don’t know if those tempting ingredients are any good for your pooch. Take vegetables for dogs, for example, do you know which vegetables your Mastiff dog’s stomach can process?
 
Dogs are omnivorous, just like us, but that doesn’t mean they can eat the exact same food. When you see some special ingredient announced on a dog food product, take the time to learn if it is any good for your pet.

8. Biased Mastiff Dog Vet Advice

If someone – a pet shop owner, a salesman, a veterinarian – recommends you some particular dog food product, ask them three questions:
Do you have a dog?
Do you love your dog?
Does your dog eat this food every day?
Based on the answers, you should know if they are giving you genuine advice.
Don’t take advice from anyone who wants to sell you a product to earn money. That advice does…get…biased.
Just listen to those who genuinely want to see your dog in good shape.

9. Breed-Specific Diets For Mastiffs

Like the one from Royal Canin, Breed Health Nutrition. Please don’t fall for that.
 
Don’t believe me?
OK, maybe that’s not easy for you to do. Don’t worry, someone already did: They found a lot of breed-specific nutritional differences in the same product, depending on the country.
 
If the same product shows such differences, will you trust it for your purebred dog?

10. Do Mastiff Dogs Know What Is Better For Them?

In their natural habitat, where Mother Nature puts the food they need within their reach, yes, dogs naturally do know what is better for them.
But since the day they stopped being wild and begun to eat manmade poet foods, dogs have lost some ability to choose what they eat.
Beware, it’s not just dog food companies, dogs themselves can also trick you to give them treats.
 
So don’t trust their preferences. If you give Fido ice cream, he will eat it eagerly, but his stomach will probably hurt later.
 
Remember: An adult Tibetan dog’s stomach is unable to process lactose.
Also, keep a watchful eye on commercial dog treats.

Your Tibetan pet sure loves them, but their manufacturers love the money you give them. They don’t always care what it does to your dog.

It is your responsibility to choose the food that is healthiest for your pup.
So maybe it is time to stop. Stop getting tricked by pet food producers who care more about money than about your dog’s health.

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