Choosing a dog food for your pup can be a tricky task, especially when there are so many different brands and kinds to choose from.
As such, pup Mommies and Daddies need to be aware of what ingredients to avoid in dog foods to help narrow down the choices. Here are five things that shouldn’t be in your pup’s food!
Grains like corn, wheat, and soy are simply added to pup food for texture and weight and offer no nutritional value. They may not be harmful, but they’re just fillers and some pups are allergic to them, so it’s best to go without them!
2. Corn syrup
Made from commodity corn, this type of sugar just acts as a sweetener and can be addictive to some pups to the point where they may refuse foods without this ingredient! It’s comparible to human junk food and holds no nutritional value and can result in health conditions.
3. Meat meals and by-products
These might come from meats, but they often consist of leftover bones, blood, and tissue from animals who were diseased, dying, or dead. Some of them may even carry infections or tumors, which are then processed into the by-products in some dog food. They aren’t extremely harmful, but they’re not healthy either!
BHA, BHT, ethoxyquin, and propyl gallate are the most common preservatives in dog foods, and the first two are banned from being used in human food – so why accept them in dog food? None of these preservatives are good for dogs, and some are linked to diseases and health problems.
5. Added coloring
Coloring agents have been proven by studies and research to be related to allergic reactions, tumors, and other diseases in pups. They’re safe for humans, but they’re not the best idea for pups!
Keeping your pup healthy and happy involves being careful with what they eat, so it’s important to ensure that their food is free of these ingredients! Like and share for other pup parents to see!
By: Bill Geist