Dog Food vs. Cat Food
Have you ever wondered what the differences between cat and dog food really are? Businesses in the food or pet industry should be aware of what they are selling and why pet owners often need specific pet food for their cat/dog. Oftentimes, we buy pet food based on whatever the label says. If it’s cat food, it’s for cats, and if it’s dog food, it’s for dogs. Simple enough, right? Yet, when we look at the dry food we give our beloved animals, it all can look pretty similar at times. Coming from a current cat and dog owner, I’ve even seen my cats and my dog try to eat each other’s meals! Out of curiosity, I had to look a little bit deeper into what separates the two types of food.
Whether you sell dog or cat food, you should probably know the visual comparison between the two and how to distinguish your product from others. At a quick glance, there’s a lot of visible similarities between dog and cat food. The only main difference that you can spot between the two is the size of the dry food. Dry dog food comes in bigger chunks than dry cat food. Both consist of similar reddish-brown coloring and can be distributed into a bowl by a scooper.
In terms of canned wet food, both dog and cat food appear to have a similar consistency. However, it does seem as though the cat food tends to place more of an emphasis on seafood, whereas dog food tends to have more meat flavors. To store servings of your wet dog or cat food, you might like this open fill bag. This bag is heat sealable to secure the contents stored inside and prevent any leaks!
While dog and cat food may seem almost identical from the outside, the nutritional value in the food does have some differences. According to MeowMix, cat food has higher levels of protein, fat, and other nutrients. This is because cats require a more demanding amount of nutrients in their diet. Dogs don’t need as many nutrients. If dogs continuously ate cat food their bodies wouldn’t handle it well, which could result in illness. A cat shouldn’t eat dog food because it doesn’t fulfill their dietary requirements which is damaging to their health as well.
For this reason, dog and cat food should remain separated from one another and only served to the intended animal. To package individual dry food for a dog or cat, check out this animal shaped stand up bag. Not only can you now associate other cute animals with your animals, but the bag is also reusable for repeated filling! On your packaging, you should consider putting the dietary differences between dogs and cats on the label. This way, uninformed customers might be more inclined to purchase your product. You might also like our custom printing bags to add information of your choosing.
It can be a bit stressful when your cats and dogs are constantly looking to eat each other's meals. From my experience, the most effective way to prevent this from happening is to designate eating stations in different areas of the house. If eating bowls are too close together, it may become more tempting for your cat and dog to go for an extra snack that they shouldn’t be having.
I hope this blog was helpful to you or your business looking to sell pet food. It’s essential to stay informed on the products you promote and sell. To stand out, you should be thinking of ways to emphasize the differences in your packaging. Packaging can make all the difference in informing customers and increasing sales. If you like this blog, you might like our other blog on best times of the day to feed.