2. Foods Dogs Can Not Have
5. More Information
Thank you! I wish all of you many happy and healthy years with your pets!
Dogs and cats need a nutrient-rich food to promote excellent health, strong bones, teeth, and a rich coat. A healthy diet includes premium human-grade organic ingredients such as chicken, wild salmon, beef or buffalo, probiotics, vegetables, amino acids, antioxidants, fatty acids, micronutrients, vitamins and minerals.
These factors promote a perfect balance of antibodies, growth factors to protect against diseases and strengthen the immune system with anti-inflammatory action inhibiting the development of arthritis, improved liver function, digestion and cardiovascular health.
A Wish for Animals recommends Great Life raw food layered on holistic kibble for your dog!
Check Out these ingredients listed in these name brand dog foods:
Pet grade meat by-products consist of organs and parts either not desired, or condemned, for human consumption. This can include bones, blood, intestines, lungs, ligaments, heads, feet, and feathers.
Corn products are difficult for dogs to digest.
Lower cost by-products of another food manufacturing process. Examples include wheat bran and brewer’s rice (a waste product of the alcohol industry).
“Meat and bone meal” and “beef and bone meal” are inexpensive sources of animal protein. The protein in a meal containing a large amount of bone may be poorly digestible and fail to provide adequate nutrition.
Animal fat is a “generic” fat source that is most often made up of rendered animal fat, restaurant grease, or other oils too rancid or deemed inedible for humans. Look for a named fat source, such as poultry or chicken fat, that is naturally preserved.
Chemical preservatives include butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), propyl gallate, propylene glycol (also used as a less-toxic version of automotive antifreeze), and ethoxyquin. BHA, BHT, and ethoxyquin are potentially cancer-causing agents. The long term build-up of these chemicals (that may be eaten every day for the life of your pet!) have not been thoroughly studied and may ultimately be harmful.
Sweeteners such as corn syrup, sugar, and cane molasses are usually added to lower quality foods to increase their appeal. Dietary sugars can aggravate health problems, including diabetes.
A low quality fat product.
The Animal Protection Institute, “What’s Really in Pet Food.”, January 29, 2002.
Kerns, Nancy “Choose the Best Dry Food.”, The Whole Dog Journal, February 2000, 13-17.