Regarding the April 4 article “Be wary: It’s a dog-eat-dog food world out there:” This article on pet food indicated that in previous years pets such as dogs and cats were fed on scrap food. As a result of being fed on remnant food, pets live relatively short lives. But scientists have since developed pet food with more nutritional content, and pets’ life spans have improved.

As pets make such good companions for people, they deserve the best. I’d like to see more scientific research on pet food intensified with the aim of increasing nutritional content so pets can lead even longer lives. Owners should also refrain from giving any leftovers to pets.

abigail nababa