Plant-based pet foods are rapidly developing, driven by distrust of conventional pet foods, and concerns about their impacts on pets, farmed animals, and the environment. But are plant-based pet foods nutritionally sound? Do consumers really need to be worried about conventional pet foods? Our recent study explored in detail, steps taken by pet food manufacturers to ensure the nutritional soundness and quality of pet foods. Most manufacturers, and especially those producing plant-based pet foods, had good standards overall.
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