At Natural Dog Food Express we are often asked what “fillers” are. Unlike the best dog foods, like high quality and natural dog foods ORIJEN dog food and ACANA dog fod, many commercial dog foods are just packed with fillers. Fillers are really just cheap ingredients like corn or grain products that have little to no nutritional value for your dog. The good news is they do make your dog feel full, while lining the pocket of low quality dog food manufacturers. Have these low quality dog food makers no shame? They often even spray these fillers with flavors like animal fats, so dogs will get beyond their bland, flavorless state and eat them.
Often times, fillers wreak havoc on an older dog’s digestive system. Changing your dog’s food from one packed with fillers to a high quality food like ORIJEN dog food or ACANA dog food can have dramatic effects on your dog’s health and well-being. Not to mention that dogs that eat lower quality foods packed with fillers may feel full, but actually not be nutritionally full. So, they eat more of the garbage food to feel full, while not actually being full. How can this be good for your dog? It’s not!
In contrast, your dog will actually eat less of a high quality food, like Pet Food of the Year for three years running–ORIJEN dog food–or ACANA dog food. These foods are simply packed with goodness, lots of high quality and fresh, regional meats. These foods are so rich in nutrients and quality ingredients that your dog will actually eat less and feel fuller, and actually be full to the brim, nutritionally.
To add insult to injury, many dog food recalls have resulted from contamination of the fillers by pesticides and other toxic chemicals.
But make no mistake, super high quality ingredients cost more. There is a direct correlation between the cost of a dog food and the quality of the ingredients; garbage in, garbage out. The best dog foods like ORIJEN dog food or ACANA dog food are made with only the highest quality ingredients, and when those ingredients like bison, wild boar, duck or lamb are in short supply, rather than replacing these ingredients with others of lower quality, Champion Pet Foods (the maker of ORIJEN dog food and ACANA dog food) just slows production down until the high quality ingredients that meet their standards are available again.
So, look for high quality dog food like ORIJEN dog food or ACANA dog food, unrelenting in their commitment to premium ingredients. Reject lower quality dog foods with fillers that stretch the volume of dog food and the profits made by low quality dog food manufacturers. You may pay more on the front end, but it will give your dog a healthier life.
And in case you’re not convinced yet that you are a bad person and might go to hell for packing your dog with fillers, if you feed your dog high quality dog food, they’ll pass less food out the back end! Your dog will be more satisfied eating less and their body will use more of the high quality food! Your best friend deserves the best, so don’t sacrifice quality.