As with any parent, pet owners are putting the needs of their four-legged friends first when it comes to nutrition, according to Toronto-based pet food company Open Farm. In honor of National Pet Day on April 11, the company surveyed 1,360 American dog and cat owners to see how their pets’ dietary habits measured up.
The survey found that 43 percent of Americans said that they think they would be eating healthier meals if they ate their pets’ food. The company also found that 84 percent of pet owners pay as much attention to ingredients in their pets’ food as they do their own.
"As the trend toward health and wellness becomes more pronounced in the human world, pet parents are becoming far more conscious of finding superior quality foods to support the overall health and well-being of their pets," Isaac Langleben, co-founder of Open Farm, said in a statement. "Much like in the consumer foods segment, consumers are looking for healthy, natural solutions that also have a positive impact on animal welfare and the environment."