The recent consumer uproar concerning dog treats made in China and “pink slime”, has shown not only the power of social media and word-of-mouth, but also the consumers’ desire to know what is in the products they are feeding their pets, and from where it came. Dog food manufacturers utilize a number of misleading terms in their ingredients list, which must be illuminated in order for consumers to make informed decisions.
Wheat – The number one allergen in dogs and a contributing factor to canine obesity.
Corn - Useless filler that is a known cause of allergies and is difficult for dogs to digest.
Corn gluten meal – even worse than corn. Patented as a weed killer in 1991. Used as a cheap filler.
Soy - Considered a low-quality, incomplete protein well known to create food allergies in pets.
By-product meal - Bones, blood, intestines, lungs, ligaments, heads, feet, and feathers.
Animal Digest – The most disgusting ingredient of all. A combination of many animal parts: dead, dying, diseased or disabled prior to slaughter.
Ethoxoquin - Used in the production of rubber and banned for use in human foods.
Egg product – Eggshells and eggs that may have gone rancid or spoiled.
Brewer’s Rice – the broken shells of rice that lack nutrients and have been discarded by other food manufacturing processes; floor sweepings.
Cellulose – Just another name for sawdust. Very harsh on the digestive system.
Sugar in any form - Useless, unnecessary and adds empty calories.
Propylene glycol – Added as a sweetener. Used in antifreeze solutions, in hydraulic fluids, and as a solvent.
Check the ingredients list on the dog food you buy.
Doesn’t your dog deserve the best? Doesn’t your dog deserve Healthy Dogma?
Try homemade dog food: PetMix Original
Recommended Dog Foods:
• PetMix Homemade Dog Food
• California Naturals
• Holistic Blend
• Natures Logic
Foods with whole grains: recommended for active dogs.
• California Naturals
• Fromm Gold
• Fromm Four Stars
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