Human-Grade Ingredients: Are They Good or Bad for Your Pet?


While many people want the best for their pet, they may not know what is in their food. Physiologically, humans and animals are different but that doesn’t mean that an animal’s digestive system can process fake or harmful ingredients. There are some similarities in body function, including a reaction to food. An animal’s body can have the same response to their diet as humans do. Unfortunately, animal food regulation is much laxer than human food regulation. In fact, government regulatory agencies take a relaxed approach to many pet items. This could leave your pet open to getting sick from their food and possibly other items. That is where human-grade ingredients in pet items come in.

Human-grade ingredients are exactly what they sound like: Their compounds make them safe enough for human consumption. Pet items produced with human-grade ingredients are made to the same standard as human products. It does not mean that these pet items are for human usage. Rather, the manufacturing process and ingredients are similar to the ones used in the production of human products. So, instead of making a product approved for animals, the company would make one approved for humans. This would increase the quality of products that your pet uses. The time and consideration put into making these products will still be limited. However, human-grade ingredients make pet products safer and better for usage.

The value of human-grade ingredients can be seen in the distinction between pet and human products. Pet products are held to a standard much lower than human products when it comes to safety. For instance, salmonella bacteria are often found in different brands of pet food, due to the raw components used in their production. Various cases of salmonella poisoning in dogs were linked to dog food in a study conducted by the CDC.

This year alone, multiple pet-food manufacturers have had to recall their food because of salmonella concerns. As for human food, on the other hand, there are much fewer cases of salmonella infestation. That is because human goods are better regulated and tested. Most companies do not test any products on animals. Although animal testing is illegal, it’s frowned upon. This carries over from the makeup industry that would test products on animals. It may make sense for pet-food manufacturers to test their products on animals, but many don’t. With human-grade ingredients, the risk of bacteria in food is lower because human food is better prepared.

This same logic can be applied to other pet products as well. There are plenty of things that you could be giving your pet that might be harmful. You cannot possibly know all of them. Human-grade ingredients are a healthy method of greatly reducing the risk to your pet’s well-being. Your pet deserves to have the best quality of care that you can provide to them. By using human-grade ingredients, you could help them in many ways.

Human grade refers to other products as well. Human-grade CBD cream is becoming a popular medicinal treatment for humans and animals alike. Many pet owners are using these products to help treat furry creatures with a variety of ailments. These products are made to the same standard as human products and are safe for pets to consume.

What’s even better is that these products don’t get pets high. Therefore, owners do not have to worry about their pet reacting negatively to cannabis cream or CBD oil. Many owners opt for CBD oil because they can easily drop it into their pet’s food. Others use cannabis joint cream to help pets with achy limbs and joints.

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