PFI explores and busts common myths about pets and pet food. New myth buster articles are published semi-annually in PFI's official publication, PFI Monitor.
Cooking up trouble
One myth about pets that has emerged in recent years is that homemade food is superior to commercial products. Numerous recipes can be found on the Internet for homemade pet food, and several books have been published touting the benefits of their recipes for dog and cat diets. The reality is that the actual benefits of such concoctions do not measure up to the rhetoric. Read more
The allergy myth
Not every cat or dog experiences allergies, just as with people. Yet a search on the internet about pets and allergies will return a slew of records. By visiting these sites, one might get the inaccurate impression that allergies are rampant and that diet is the primary cause. The reality is far different.
Myths about illness in pets
When a person gets sick, they ask themselves questions like:
As with people, there are many different potential causes of illness in pets. Sometimes a single symptom or physical reaction can be a sign of several possible health issues. Likewise, a single health issue can manifest in different ways. Learn about common signs of potential illness in pets along with possible causes.
There are other myths that swirl about the Internet and media about pet food. Read about the myths we've busted on our More Myths page.