Test: food for dog and cat - warning! This food is harmful | consumer

For your pet to owner only the very Best. However, many types of feed for the dog and the cat fall in Foundation goods test. In many lining-varieties are ing

Test: food for dog and cat - warning! This food is harmful | consumer

For your pet to owner only the very Best. However, many types of feed for the dog and the cat fall in Foundation goods test.

In many lining-varieties are ingredients that can be harmful for the dog and cat Foundation goods test* tests for dogs and cat food Tests Stiftung Warentest types of feed to fall through

Kassel - For your pet owners often want only the Best. Especially when it comes to lining , shy away from consumer no cost. However, in many supposedly good products to ingredients that can be harmful for the dog and cat are.

Stiftung Warentest has tested food for dogs and cats. Many of the products were rated as "poor". Therefore, pet should be owners careful in the selection of the feed.

Stiftung Warentest: beware of food selection for dog and cat

The opinions about the right feed for dog and cat diverge greatly. Some dog owners feed your dog exclusively raw feed - with the so-called Barf-products (biological, species-appropriate raw feed) - other set on a Dry or wet food.

food for dog and cat in the Test: Stiftung Warentest is examining allegations

can also make the Rohfütterung animals sick. In several of the Barf menu for dogs Stiftung Warentest showed a high bacterial loads.

By dog or cat balanced diet and healthy, there are some basic rules. Because often feed in animal cheap fillers , which can be harmful for the pet.

The filler that is most often found in food for dog and cat, is cereals . In some animal feed varieties, a grain-share of up to 90 percent*, reported ruhr24.

food for dog and cat in the Test: Stiftung Warentest üerprüft products

This could have Obesity, Diabetes, inflammation of the digestive tract and behavior problems. "The percentage of dogs get problems with Gluten, is relatively high," says Joachim von Menges, managing Director of Dr. Alder's, in a contribution of Stiftung Warentest .

According to the Stiftung Warentest grain, however, is also an important carbohydrate source. In cats, a high proportion of grain can be feed problematic, because the feeling of satiety is disturbed, ruhr24. The result is Obesity.

being Overweight can make cats sick, also the Recommended amount of feed is of importance. "If too much food is recommended, fat cats, what can cause age Diabetes, cardiovascular problems and joint complaints," writes Stiftung Warentest.

food for dog and cat in the Test: Large game room with the use of slaughterhouse waste

are another filler that can be harmful for dog and cat , offal . In the case of the use of slaughter residues manufacturers have a large game room, writes Stiftung Warentest . Offal bristles category 3 may be used by manufacturers, and include, for example, pig.

+ animal feed can contain dangerous ingredients. This can make dogs and cats sick. Stiftung Warentest checks dog and cat food.©Bernd Thissen/dpa

it is forbidden to waste The processing of sick animals, the gastro-intestinal content, and the kitchen, however. Because you can be for dog and cat harmful. On the use of animal meal, waste serious battle, however, to the animal feed takes.

food for dog and cat in the Test: Stiftung Warentest test feed

More ingredients that can be bad for dog and cat , are flavor enhancers, and attractants. Glutamate is also added to animal feed as a flavor enhancer, and leads to gluttony in rats, found a study by the University of Kiel.

to look for When selecting the right feed for dog and cat , it is important to the ingredients. Can help the Test-results of Stiftung Warentest .

Stiftung Warentest: Large differences in the price of food for the dog

By dog food there are big differences in price. Part of Premium food is more expensive than some of the meat and sausages*. However, this does not necessarily have the greatest influence on the quality: among the test winners, there are also cheap products.

+ Stiftung Warentest has tested food for dogs and cats. Many of the products are failed.©picture alliance / dpa

The costs for pet-owners probably don't matter: of The total turnover of the German pet industry 2019 stood at 5.2 billion euros, according to the industry Association for pet supplies (IVH). For food sales in 2019 amounted to 3.3 billion euros.

Sarah Neumeyer

*hna.de and ruhr24.de are part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network.

section list image:©Bernd Thissen/dpa

Updated Date: 10 June 2020, 11:35

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