In a daydreaming moment, I thought of a great response to someone who recommends a feed grade ingredient pet food…‘You first, you eat it’. I wonder how many would eat the feed?
Imagine being at a Big Box Pet Food Store, and a sales representative of Big Pet Food is giving you the pitch to their food. At that moment, you pull a can opener out of your pocket…open up a yummy can of Chopped Mystery Meat Stew…pull out a plastic spoon and serve up a big glop of stew to the sales rep and say… ‘You first, you eat it’.
Would they do it? Would they eat the Mystery Meat Stew?
What if you added…‘I’ll buy this food if you eat it first’. Wonder if that would be enough motivation to take a big bite of Chopped Mystery Meat Stew?
What if your good intentioned but nutritionally challenged veterinarian suggested you feed your pet the standard feed grade prescription pet food. I wonder what would happen if you opened the bag of kibble right then and there and said…‘You first, you eat it’. Would the veterinarian chow down?
Many smaller food grade pet food manufacturers taste test each of their ingredients – one has eaten nothing but their own pet food for a month (the owners) – and there has been one independent pet store owner that consumed nothing but pet food from her store for a month. I wonder if any of the executives from Big Pet Food would take this same challenge? Would they dine on their own Mystery Meat Stew for a month? Serve it to their children?
For us that will only give our pets food (not feed), this would be a reasonable and fair question to ask. ‘You first’ is more than fair. But unfortunately, for those that haven’t learned that most ‘pet food’ isn’t really food or for those that make a living from the most profitable recycling program in the world (pet feed) – they will think we’ve lost our minds if we suggest to them ‘you first’.
We know we haven’t lost our minds. It’s not insane to care as much as we do about our furry family’s food. The more we learned about the health perks of quality human food – the natural transition is to learn about the health perks of quality food for our pets.
If anyone gets the opportunity to suggest ‘You first’ – please share what happened with us. If you get a ‘No’ – please ask them why. We’d love to hear the responses.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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