1. Dry pet food
Contains 10% to 12% of water, high nutritional value, easy to store for a long time, nutritious and hygienic, economical, and has the function of strengthening gums and bite force. Generally, dry dog food for pet food on the market belongs to this category.
2. Canned pet food
Containing 75% to 80% water, the relative nutritional value is slightly uneven, but the palatability is quite good. Whenever the can is opened, it should be used as soon as possible or stored in the refrigerator. Of course, the cost will be higher. Canned food and lunch boxes are included.
3. Soft (semi-dry) pet food
It contains 20% to 28% water, and the nutrition is quite balanced, but if it is not refrigerated after opening, the shelf life is not long, the texture is soft and the taste is good, which is conducive to eating, and the price is high.
4. Pet treats
Pet treats with 15% to 60% water content are of various types, with excellent palatability and special appeals. The nutritional value is biased and cannot be generalized. It should be properly stored after opening, and the price is expensive. Like all kinds of meat sticks, dried meat strips, sausages and milk bones and so on.
The pet food standard covers moisture, protein, crude fat, crude ash, crude fiber, nitrogen-free extracts, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, vitamins, etc. Among them, crude ash is non-nutritive content, and crude fiber has Stimulates gastrointestinal motility.
The nutritional design and manufacture of pet food must be guided by a pet nutritionist majoring in pet nutrition. According to the different growth stages of pets, their own physique, different seasons and other aspects, scientific and reasonable pet food standards should be formulated according to nutritional needs.