Are you a dog helicopter Mom like me?!
Or just want the best for your best friend?
Hate huge vet bills?!
Check your fur baby’s labels for:
A type of plastic that contains nitrogen, added to dog food to make it look like it contains more protein. It can cause kidney failure, depending on the size of the dog and the dose, and death.
2. BHA and BHT
These are artificial preservatives found in some traditional dog foods and treats, used to extend their shelf life. They can be harmful with long-term exposure and ingestion.
which is used as a fat preservative, is also utilized as a pesticide. It elevates liver enzymes in the blood and raises hemoglobin pigment in the liver.
4. Propylene Glycol
This artificial additive is used to maintain texture, keeping foods soft and moist.
Extracted from red seaweed and used as a thickener to maintain consistency, specifically in wet dog food. Can lead to GI inflammation and possibly cancer.
6. Meat Meal/ “By-products”
Meat producers take all of the leftover bits and scraps of dead and diseased animals and cook them down to remove the fat. After the fat is removed, meat meal remains.
7. Food Dyes/Artificial color
Completely unnecessary to make dog food look more appealing to humans, could cause digestion issues and lead to hyperactivity.
8. Corn/Corn Syrup
Can cause blood sugar/digestive issues and can cause obesity and/or diabetes due to the high sugar content. Corn may contain GMOs and develop mold and/or fungus over time
9. MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
Used as a flavor enhancer to boost flavor in foods that contain lower quality ingredients. Can cause allergies as well as digestive and skin issues.
10. Sodium Hexametaphosphate
Additive used in dental dog foods to reduce tartar build-up although this sounds beneficial it can have adverse effects when ingested.
Personally I choose to make my dogs food in the crockpot. Let me know if you want the recipe and I’ll be glad to post it! If you do choose to do this make sure you add a multivitamin :)
For our babies we have seen tremendous improvements and my baby Bella has actually had a bladder tumor she was diagnosed with as well as a fatty tumor on her side both shrink once we took her off one of the better store-bought foods (as well as natural supplements)!