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6 Toxic Additives To AVOID In Dog Food & Treats

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6 Toxic Additives To AVOID In Dog Food & Treats
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We discovered an important page which gives tremendous information about 6 chemical preservatives commonly added to dog (and cat!) food – and which have been linked to some serious harmful effects. Some of these substances are also put in human food (scary)!

The reasons these substances are put in food typically has nothing to do with the welfare of the animal. They are used for reasons such as increased shelf life – with a view to greater profits. But is it worth it? I mean, look at the list of harmful effects of each of these chemicals. I just don’t understand how this is even legal.

What’s even worse is that these chemicals are sometimes used to mask the inferior quality of the ingredients used. I don’t understand the mentality that “ingredients” that are not allowed in human food (because they are basically too nasty) are ok to give to animals. Let’s not even get started on the stuff that is fed to livestock on big industrial-style farms…



It’s an “ingredient minefield” out there these days. While it might seem daunting, please for the sake of your pets (and yourselves!) do some homework and learn as much as possible about food ingredients. It could even prolong the life of your beloved friend.

Ok here is the link to the original (and very well written) page: http://ottawavalleydogwhisperer.blogspot.com/2013/04/preservatives-to-avoid-in-dog-cat-food.html

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