To have a healthy pet and for your pet to live life to the max it all starts with their diet, just like us! Our bodies are our temples.
Do you know what is in your dog’s food? Have you ever properly checked the label?
Here are some ingredients found in supermarket pet food to avoid
Avoid Corn or Corn syrup ingredients, it’s a palate sweetener, but too much sugar can lead to diabetes, weight gain, hyperactivity and poor behaviour. What does it say about the food that they have to add a preservative to make it taste nice?
Have you ever wondered what “by Product” is? Well, this is internal remains of an animal i.e. chicken, lamb, beef and turkey it could also be riddled with tumours, diseased tissue or organs. So avoid pet food that has “by Product” in.
Propylene Glycol is an antifreeze and is found also in pet food it helps keep the moisture out and prevent bacteria from forming within the can. The problem is in your dog or cat’s tummy need bacteria, healthy bacteria to help absorb and break down food, Propylene Glycol breaks down the vital bacteria in their tummy’s and can lead to cancer of the intestines or your dog can develop an internal blockage.
Avoid Ethoxyquin it causes kidney and liver damage, linked to cancer in the liver, spleen, stomach, skin, also ruins their immune system can lead to blindness and leukaemia. Ethoxyquin is used in weed killer that’s right a toxic substance which could well be in your pet’s dinner.
Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) or butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) is potent and extremely dangerous for your pet this is another preservative and is responsible for kidney damage and cancer
Avoid these ingredients:
- Corn or Corn syrup
- By Product
- Propylene Glycol
- BHT/BHA Butylated-hydroxyanisole
- butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
If you give your dog bad, cheap food it will in time cost you far more in vet bills and the sad loss of your pet at an early age. Also, check your dog treats but if in doubt give a dog a carrot!
Can’t get safer than a carrot!
Healthy Pet Food Benefits:
- Improve their behaviour
- Live Longer
- Improved health and wellbeing
- Cheaper in the long run