First of all, you should go to the official website of AAFCO (Association of American Feeding Control) to get information about different types of food for pets. You will find two types of food including the one that is certified by AAFCO and the second one is tested by the Animal Feeding Trails as their label is also on it.
You need to know the most important nutrients that are used in pet food. Always select food that contains the balanced elements including energy, water, fatty acids, protein, vitamins and minerals. All these elements are essential for the growth of all pets.
However, you also need to get information about the exact quantity of all nutritional elements that are required by a particular pet. Dogs have different requirements from cats and you should know these aspects.
Always consult a veterinarian for getting more information about food for pets because they are experts in this field and they will let you know many informative things that most people do not understand.
You should always bring food that is fully digestible. Make sure the nutrients of the food can be broken down easily by your pet.
Make sure you follow all directions or instructions written on the label of food packs or boxes. It will help you to determine the exact quantity of food that should be fed to a pet each time. Never overfeed your pets as they can become sick.
Another important aspect you should be careful about is that you should buy pet food only from reputable manufacturers that have established their worth in the market. They usually do not compromise on the quality of pet food. Try to avoid cheap food products that might be dangerous for your pets.