Pet parents like you are increasingly concerned about the food we put in the bowl.
Understandably, marketing departments in the pet food industry spend their time crafting labels and ads that will convince you to buy their food.
The biggest problem with dog kibble is the extrusion process, whereby food is pushed through a little hole with force and hot temperatures so that kibble can be formed.
Extrusion means cooking the ingredients that go into the recipe at high temperature (around 120 Celsius), sometimes up to three times.
As you can imagine, once we cook any food 3 times at such high temperatures, the nutrients start do disappear or simply change change their chemical composition.
What's cold pressed dog food?
Cold pressed dog food is one solution to this problem. The fundamental difference is that cold pressing gently dehydrates the food instead of pressure cook it.
Better, isn't it?
Yes and no.
One can serve a Big Mac in a Michelin Star Restaurant, with fancier cutlery and the finest presentation.
Yet the quality of the ingredients is the same. The exact same.
This is of course the exact same case in pet food. One can have cold pressed foods with poor quality ingredients or excessive filler.
So the question is: what are ingredients to be wary of?
Wheat, corn, barley, rice are all inflammatory ingredients, hard for dogs to digest and not biologically appropriate.
Some Cold Pressed dog foods contain too much Sweet Potato, Potato, Tapioca, Pea Starch and similar ingredients. So a good idea is for you to check there isn't too much filler in your food.