The Importance of Food Choices

Food Choices

I have mentioned our pit bull and how he suddenly became very sick and we had to have him put down.  The worst thing is that we didn’t know about the chemicals in all of his plastic bowls.  We had been feeding him Kibbles and Bits.  Our vet told us that these things had contributed to his death.  Talk about feeling rotten!

We made sure to research the best dog foods and fed our puppies one.  We bought metal bowls and safe water bottles,  If we had only known.  Hindsight is a sad thing.

Metal Dog Food Bowl

I’m sure that you have heard about chicken jerky from China and how dangerous it is for your dog(s).  That is just the tip of the iceberg.

You may be feeding your dog such things as heavy metals, rodent,  roaches, mold and bird droppings.  After I saw that I started researching  what goes into many popular dry dog foods.

Things only got worse.  I found that most commercial dog foods contain things such as dogs, cats and other animals from shelters, farms, ranches and even road kill.  This is rendered down without even taking off collars, etc.  The food can contain used fats from restaurants, grease and other food waste.

The pentobarbital  used to euthanize the shelter animals is still present,

FDA testing have found all these plus food dyes, chemical preservatives and antifreeze.

Here are some results:

Dangerous Dog Food

Purina Pro Plan
Grain Free Chicken
LambChicken MealPea StarchCanola MealCassava Root
FLour
Dried Egg
Product
Animal FatDried Beet PulpPea FiberBrewers Dried Yeast
Horizon LegacyChickenChicken MealPeaPea Starch
(Twice)
Turkey MealChicken FatSalmon MealPea Fiber
(3 times)
FlaxseedSalmon Oil
Eagle Pack Lamb & Rice
Natural Dry Dog Food
Lamb MealOatmealGround Brown
Rice
Dehulled BarleyChicken FatChicken MealBrewer Dried
Yeast
Tomato PomaceAnchovy and Sardine MealRice (Twice)
IAMS So Good ChickenGround Yellow
Corn
Chicken By-produce
Meal
Soybean MealAnimal FatChickenCorn Gluten MealDried Beet PulpChicken FlavorSaltCalcium Carbonate
Purina Veterinary DietBrewers RiceCorn Gluten MealAnimal FatChicken MealCoconut OilCalcium PhoshateCalcium CarbonateWheat BranNatural FlavorSalt
Kal Kan Complete AdultGround Yellow
Corn
Meat and Bone
Meal
Soybean MealWhole WheatChicken By-Product
Meat
Animal Fat
With BHA
Wheat MiddlingsCorn Gluten MealNatural FlavorSalt
Kibbles N BitsCornSoybean MealBeef and Bone
Meal
Ground MealAnimal Fat
With BHA
Corn SyrupWaterWheat MiddlingsAnimal DigestProplylene Glycol
Gravy TrainCornSoybean MealBeef and Bone
Meal
Animal FatAnimal DigestSaltCellulose GumCaramel ColorPotassium ChlorideBone Phosphsate
Ol Roy - Walmart BrandGround Yellow
Corn
Soybean MealGround Whole
Wheat
Corn SyrupPoultry FatMeat and Bone
Meal
Animal Fat
and BHA
Chicken By-Product MealRiceAnimal Digest
BenefulGround Yellow
Corn
Chicken By-Product
Meal
Corn Gluten
Meal
Whole Wheat
Flour
Animal FatRice FlourSoy FlourMeat and Bone MealPropylene GlycolSugar
Pedigree AdultGround Whole
Corn
Meat and Bone
Meal
Corn Gluten
Meal
Animal FatWheat Mill RunGround WheatPoultry FlavorWheat FlourSaltCaramel Color
Purina Dog ChowWhole Grain CornPoultry By-Product
Meal
Corn Gluten
Meal
Animal FatMeat and Bone
Meal
Soybean MealEgg and Chicken
Flavor
Whole Grain WheatAnimal DigestSalt
Purina AlpoGround Yellow
Corn
Meat and Bone
Meal
Soybean MealBeef TallowCorn Gluten MealEgg and Chicken
Flavor
Animal DigestSaltRed Color #40Yellow and Blue Color

Info from  http://betterfoodfordogs.com/worst-dog-food/#worst

Commercial Dog Food is a modern development which has only been around for about 100 years.  Up until recently dog food companies have produced food with corn, wheat or rice was used as a base.

Avoid These

Avoid These

Grain-free kibble is a recent improvement.  In the wild wolves and wild dogs kill prey and eat it.  They may also eat other things.  They will even eat carrion.  It is unfortunate that to replace corn, soy and wheat they have turned to potato and pea flour.

Degeneration occurs in dogs as a result of inappropriate nutrition.  The damage may not be seen and can seem to occur over night – like with out pit bull.

Processed diets can also contain carcinogens.  They can contain synthetic vitamins and minerals to meet basic nutritional requirements.  They heat to very high temperatures which kills proteins and decreases nutrient values  It may introduce carcinogens into your pets body.

How dry dog food could cause cancer!

When manufacturers add low-quality ingredients imported from places without adequate safety oversight, and low-cost ingredients that are often shipped and stored without refrigeration – it makes it easy for these ingredients to become rancid. Rancid fats destroy the nutritive value of the proteins and vitamins in food so much, your dog can suffer from deficiencies even though he is eating well. What’s worse, these rancid fats can cause diarrhea, liver problems, arthritis, heart problems and even cancer! Don’t risk your dog’s health.   The Whole Dog Journal now.

 

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