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Don't Risk your Dog's Health

Don't Risk your Dog's Health

It's tempting to try and save money when it comes to buying dog food. But resist that temptation. Feeding your dog poor quality food can make him sicker than ... well a dog. Show your dog how much you love him by feeding him the best dog food and avoid the ingredients listed below.

Poor Quality Dog Food Ingredients

Corn

Avoid dog foods that contain corn. Dogs can't digest corn and it triggers allergies which lead to dog skin problems such as itching and excessive shedding.

Wheat

Wheat is another allergen. You need to avoid it when feeding your dog. Avoid grains -- they are not a natural part of a dog's diet.

Soy

It's a grain -- avoid it.

Powdered cellulose

Avoid at all costs. Cellulose is a fancy word for sawdust, something you definitely do not want to feed your dog.

Meat by-products

You see this term listed on many foods for dogs. This term means anything that humans don't eat - undeveloped eggs, neck, feet, head, teeth - nothing fit for human consumption. If you wouldn't eat it, don't feed it to your dog.

Preservatives BHA, BHT and Ethoxyguin

They are cancer-causing carcinogens and banned from human food. If it can cause cancer in humans, it can cause cancer in dogs.

Dyes

Avoid due to their potential cancer causing properties.

Meat

Anytime a dog food states 'meat' as an ingredient, it means 'by product.' If it isn't the first on the list, you can probably be right in assuming it is a by-product.

Beef and bone meal

This is a low quality meat product.

Soybean meal

This ingredient is used as a source of protein in dog food but is poor quality. Nothing with soybeans should be included in your dog's food due to allergy problems.

Brewer's rice

This ingredient is a waste product. It is used grain and is a by-product of the alcohol industry. There is no nutritional value left in the grain - it is strictly filler.

Love your dog as much as he loves you and feed him a good quality dog food to keep him healthy and happy.

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N  12th of Nov, 2009 by   JustBen
#1 Soy is not a grain. It's a legume like all other beans.

#2 BHA and BHT are preservative and they are not illegal or proven to cause any disease they are used in many different products.

#3 Dogs eat bones why wouldn't they want to eat bone meal?

#4 Brewer's rice is just regular rice that has been broken into small peices and is undesirable because of it's appearance so it's frequently sold to breweries. It is not the byproduct of brewing.

This article is full of inaccurate information and fabrications.
N  8th of Dec, 2009 by   oyvayizmeer
no corn? my dog goes crazy for corn on the cob!!!
N  3rd of May, 2010 by   Torbay
the author of this has not done research properly. as Ben says, Soy is not a grain it is a pulse, one of the bean family. It is not harmful to dogs the same as it is not harmful to humans unless taken in very hiugh quantities.

if an animal food manufacturer has meat put on it's ingredients, then by law all over the world it has to be meat. If they use meat by products then it has to state this as a fact.

Wheat is used in the majority of dog foods, and if your dog dog has an alergy to wheat then you by the appropriate wheat free foods

cellulose is not just sawdust, cellulose is a natural part of the cell walls of (mainly) green plants, even algae. In food it is used as dietry fibre to help the digestive process. In some industries they use wood pulp and cotton to produce the cellulose they want, but not in food production

I have a more than sneaky suspicion that someone is scare mongering here

There are some things dogs should never be fed, like chocolate, grapes (andthe dried products of) onions,tomatoes, mushrooms,nuts and some other foods that as humas we enjoy. Dogs are scavengers by nature and will do just that, eat almost anything they come across without knowing some of the consequences.
N  4th of May, 2010 by   arubino99
What would help instead of this scaremongering, is listing WHAT IS good for dogs/pets.
What DO you see on ingredient lists that would be beneficial?

Even on "healthy" dog foods, I see one or more of these ingredients. On "unhealthy" or "cheap" dog foods, I see many of these ingredients.

Your complaint here is lackluster. It doesn't complain against any products/retailers, and doesn't list and products/retailers that meet these specifications. Your reasons why are not sound (as shown by previous posters). Please correct your posting.
N  8th of Jun, 2010 by   Prashant Singh gaur
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Don't Risk your Dog's Health
It's tempting to try and save money when it comes to buying dog food. But resist that temptation. Feeding your dog poor quality food can make him sicker than ... well a dog. Show your dog how much you love him by feeding him the best dog food and avoid the ingredients listed below.

Poor Quality Dog Food Ingredients

Corn

Avoid dog foods that contain corn. Dogs can't digest corn and it triggers allergies which lead to dog skin problems such as itching and excessive shedding.

Wheat

Wheat is another allergen. You need to avoid it when feeding your dog. Avoid grains -- they are not a natural part of a dog's diet.

Soy

It's a grain -- avoid it.

Powdered cellulose

Avoid at all costs. Cellulose is a fancy word for sawdust, something you definitely do not want to feed your dog.

Meat by-products

You see this term listed on many foods for dogs. This term means anything that humans don't eat - undeveloped eggs, neck, feet, head, teeth - nothing fit for human consumption. If you wouldn't eat it, don't feed it to your dog.

Preservatives BHA, BHT and Ethoxyguin

They are cancer-causing carcinogens and banned from human food. If it can cause cancer in humans, it can cause cancer in dogs.

Dyes

Avoid due to their potential cancer causing properties.

Meat

Anytime a dog food states 'meat' as an ingredient, it means 'by product.' If it isn't the first on the list, you can probably be right in assuming it is a by-product.

Beef and bone meal

This is a low quality meat product.

Soybean meal

This ingredient is used as a source of protein in dog food but is poor quality. Nothing with soybeans should be included in your dog's food due to allergy problems.

Brewer's rice

This ingredient is a waste product. It is used grain and is a by-product of the alcohol industry. There is no nutritional value left in the grain - it is strictly filler.

Love your dog as much as he loves you and feed him a good quality dog food to keep him healthy and happy.


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208 days ago by JustBen



#1 Soy is not a grain. It's a legume like all other beans.

#2 BHA and BHT are preservative and they are not illegal or proven to cause any disease they are used in many different products.

#3 Dogs eat bones why wouldn't they want to eat bone meal?

#4 Brewer's rice is just regular rice that has been broken into small peices and is undesirable because of it's appearance so it's frequently sold to breweries. It is not the byproduct of brewing.

This article is full of inaccurate information and fabrications.

182 days ago by oyvayizmeer



no corn? my dog goes crazy for corn on the cob!!!

36 days ago by Torbay



the author of this has not done research properly. as Ben says, Soy is not a grain it is a pulse, one of the bean family. It is not harmful to dogs the same as it is not harmful to humans unless taken in very hiugh quantities.

if an animal food manufacturer has meat put on it's ingredients, then by law all over the world it has to be meat. If they use meat by products then it has to state this as a fact.

Wheat is used in the majority of dog foods, and if your dog dog has an alergy to wheat then you by the appropriate wheat free foods

cellulose is not just sawdust, cellulose is a natural part of the cell walls of (mainly) green plants, even algae. In food it is used as dietry fibre to help the digestive process. In some industries they use wood pulp and cotton to produce the cellulose they want, but not in food production

I have a more than sneaky suspicion that someone is scare mongering here

There are some things dogs should never be fed, like chocolate, grapes (andthe dried products of) onions,tomatoes, mushrooms,nuts and some other foods that as humas we enjoy. Dogs are scavengers by nature and will do just that, eat almost anything they come across without knowing some of the consequences.

35 days ago by arubino99



What would help instead of this scaremongering, is listing WHAT IS good for dogs/pets.
What DO you see on ingredient lists that would be beneficial?

Even on "healthy" dog foods, I see one or more of these ingredients. On "unhealthy" or "cheap" dog foods, I see many of these ingredients.

Your complaint here is lackluster. It doesn't complain against any products/retailers, and doesn't list and products/retailers that meet these specifications. Your reasons why are not sound (as shown by previous posters). Please correct your posting.
N  7th of Feb, 2014 by   Thylacine
Corn on the cob is dangerous to dogs - they cannot digest the cobs and if caught in the bowel may require surgery.

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