Semi-moist pet food for dogs and cats is relatively new in the US. Most people in the US are familiar with dried "kibble." Just peruse any pet food isle in a pet store and you will see bags after bags of kibble! (Did you know that most of the products are all derived from five specific companies?)
Semi-moist pet food, like Butch Pet Foods USA, is a lightly cooked, moisture rich product. It is not raw and therefore presents no issue with bacteria or salmonella. The value of semi-moist pet food is the moisture content.
Dogs and cats would normally receive over 70% of their moisture through raw foods (which is why raw diets have exploded in popularity). They are not designed to drink that amount of water, and so pets on a kibble diet tend to be chronically dehydrated. Dehydration leads to all sorts of health issues, from allergies to digestive issues. Semi-moist pet food ensures that your furry friends are receiving the right amount of moisture in a safe and biologically appropriate method.
Finally, products like Butch Pet Foods are simple, clean sources of protein, vitamins, and minerals and nothing else; no additives, no preservatives, and very low sodium. Compare the ingredients list from a bag of kibble to that of Butch Pet Foods: you will see how many ingredients and "meal" products are added to dried food compared to the simple ingredient list of semi-moist pet food.
The health benefits of semi-moist pet foods are well worth the investigation on your part. Don't settle for products that are mass produced and inferior in quality.
Give your pets the best: Butch Pet Foods USA!
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