“Our pets are what we feed them.” Despite this truism, many people believe a number of untruths about pet food, leading to significant misunderstandings about what we end up putting in our pets’ dinner bowls.

A recent seminar by Purina petfoods, presented to online influencers in the pet world, aimed to point out some little known truths about pet food. Libby Sheridan, a vet with a particular interest in nutrition, gave four short talks on aspects of commercial pet food production that are commonly misunderstood.