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The Health Benefits of Human-Grade Dog Food

Posted on July 27 2020

We all know the benefits of eating well. After a weekend of stuffing ourselves with processed junk food, there’s no way we’ll feel and perform at our best. Why would it be any different for our dogs?

At Top Shelf Dog, we believe the key to a healthy and happy furry friend is wholesome, all-natural, and nutritious food. Unsurprisingly, many dog owners seem to agree. In fact, in a 2019 survey of pet owners, 53.1% of respondents said that they give equal priority to buying healthy food for their pets compared to themselves – and 43.6% said they give more priority to buying healthy food for their four-legged family members.

The market for health-conscious dog food continues to grow, with more and more companies serving the demand for healthier food we can confidently feed our dogs. Low-quality dog food packed with fillers and preservatives that don’t serve our dogs’ health just doesn’t cut it anymore.

Human-grade dog food – which, simply put, is food with higher-quality ingredients that are considered fit for human consumption –  offers an abundance of benefits for dog owners that want the very best for their beloved pets. Here are the impressive health benefits of human-grade dog food.

Easily Digestible Ingredients

While you’d think standard dog foods would be made with a dog’s digestion in mind, many of these foods (like kibble) are less digestible than human-grade food. They are filled with artificial ingredients that aren’t easy for our dogs to digest, meaning they aren’t getting the high amount of nutrients that they need.

In a recent study analyzing human-grade dog food, researchers found that this higher-quality food was highly digestible. The amino acids, protein, and other nutrients were well-absorbed into the test subjects they were studying, showing that human-grade ingredients can benefit the overall health of our pets. Besides the general health improvements, for dog owners, there is one pretty noticeable benefit of this higher digestibility of amino acids and protein: it can lead to a lower stool volume.

No Harmful and Unnecessary Preservatives or Fillers

Traditional dog food is packed with preservatives and fillers. These serve no actual health benefits for our dogs – they simply exist to bulk up the food and extend the life of it. Over time, they may even negatively affect your pet’s health. Thankfully, good quality human-grade dog food is created without any unnecessary preservatives or fillers. The dog’s health is the priority when formulating these recipes!

By the way, Top Shelf Dog’s human-grade food is shelf-stable for up to 18 months without the use of artificial preservatives or fillers. This makes it not only convenient for you, but safe and healthy for your dog.

Higher-Quality Ingredients for Optimal Health

Standard pet food is highly processed, so much so that the majority of the nutritional value is lost once it gets packaged and sent to the store. Human-grade food is made with high-quality ingredients that are packed with nutrients and vitamins that are essential for optimal health. These nutrients and vitamins simply can’t be found in lower-quality dog food. Better ingredients lead to a wealth of benefits, from a stronger immunity with which to fight illnesses, a healthier coat, improved energy, and even increased vitality. 

Better Health with Human-Grade Dog Food

We all want what is best for our dogs. They are, after all, members of our family. That is why it is so important to us that we provide our furry family members with the best quality dog food possible. With human-grade dog food, we can provide exactly what our dogs need for a happy and healthy life.