Recent data from the Nielsen research firm continues to show that us humans are considering our pets more and more like members of our families. At PURELUXE, we think this is a good thing. However, another trend that is concerning is that many of us think that our pets need the same kinds of foods as we do.
An example of this would be searches for vegan pet food and high protein pet food. Since December of 2020, online searches for these terms have become significantly more popular than in years past. This is consistent with an overall increase in the interest of pet health and pets being members of the family that accelerated with the COVID-19 pandemic. In the examples of vegan and high protein foods, it can be dangerous to switch your pet to one of these diets as they may not provide adequate nutrition. For example, high protein foods may not be appropriate for your pet if they’re overweight. It’s best to seek out a vet’s advice instead of relying on the internet before you change your pet’s diet even though vegan and high protein diets might be popular for humans.
At PURELUXE, most of our dog and cat formulas are formulated to be appropriate for dogs and cats of all ages with a few specialized formulas mixed in. Each formula has not only had its ingredients carefully selected but also measured in the correct amounts for your pet. When it comes to wanting our pets to eat so called “human grade food”, it’s important to realize that both us and our pets are different creatures with unique nutritional needs. You can see all of our expertly crafted formulas at pureluxepetfood.com. Make sure to speak to your vet before making any major diet changes in your pet.