Should You Care About Sustainability in Your Pet Food?

Written by on March 26, 2021 in Stuff with 0 Comments

With all its rules, tourists have a misconception that they cannot bring their pets to Singapore. But the first-world country is considered pet-friendly. For instance, you can find plenty of pet-friendly restaurants and coffee shops, as well as open spaces where your furry friends can run around freely. Of course, you are responsible for cleaning after your pet, especially with the high fines for littering or property damage.

You must comply with the minimum standards to ensure the well-being of your companions. The minimum compliance extends to your choice of pet food in Singapore.

Today’s buzzword is sustainability, which means meeting the present generation’s needs without compromising the future. But it does not only pertain to the environment, although it is the most common definition. The term can also be used for economic development, for instance.

Sustainable Pet Food in Singapore

While there is no similar research in Singapore, you can cite other surveys like the Nielsen and the Conference Board survey published in 2017. In the same research, more than 8 in 10 millennials plan on supporting an environmentally friendly business. Meanwhile, more than 7 in 10 claimed that they would shift brands to do their part for their environment.

Meanwhile, a 2019 survey showed that 52% of customers between the ages of 18 and 54 would likely buy sustainable pet food compared to the alternative.

Why Buy Sustainable Pet Food Products?

Here are some of the reasons why you should seriously consider choosing sustainable brands when buying pet food:

1. The meat by-products contained in the pet food are guaranteed safe for your companions. Sustainability means using minimal footprint in ensuring that your dogs will get the essential nutrients in their diet.

2. Human-grade pet food is not always healthy for your friends. The connotation is that the product is safe even if people accidentally consume it. To guarantee safety, manufacturers might overlook some of the sustainable and high-quality ingredients that your pets need. These ingredients are not necessarily what humans typically eat.

3. Sustainability also refers to the ethical production of pet food. It means that the brand does not espouse child labour, sweatshops, and other unethical practices in food production or supply chain.

4. Nutrition is an essential component of sustainability. You are essentially wasting money if the ingredients in the pet food do not deliver maximum nutritional value.

5. You do your part to reduce the carbon footprint. As you may know, beef is the top cause of greenhouse gases. In comparison, poultry seems to emit the fewest amount of wastes, followed by pork, fish, or lamb. Sustainability involves finding other protein sources other than beef without compromising the nutrients for your pets.

6. Grain-sources can be a viable alternative despite misconceptions about their perceived nutritional value. You do not have to dismiss these plant-based products outright.

7. Manufacturers can piggyback on the increasing demand for sustainable products, and it augurs well for consumers. It means pet owners would have a wider variety of choices to select from the market.

Of course, you only want to give the best to your pets, and sustainability is tied to the words “organic” and “natural.” It means you are not unintentionally buying pet food in Singapore containing synthetic ingredients that can harm your furry friends.

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