Harmful and Dangerous Dog Food

14967008_3df6414fdf_mThe real problem with any commercially sourced dog food is that the purchaser can never be absolutely sure as to what ingredients are contained within it. Over the years there have been many incidents where some commercial tinned and packet foods have been proven to contain substances which are anything but healthy for canine consumption. In fact, many of the substances and ingredients could only be described as harmful or dangerous.

Many people believe that if a dog food is sold commercialy then at the very least it must not be harmful, especially if it is only a snack or treat. Sadly however this is not the case.  The following article shows that even top brands are not exempt from including unauthorised, harmful ingredients. To read the full article just click on the link.

 

Two of the nation’s top retailers of chicken jerky dog treats are voluntarily withdrawing several popular brands after New York state agriculture officials said they may be contaminated with unapproved antibiotics.

Nestle Purina PetCare Co. officials announced Wednesday that they’re withdrawing Waggin Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats until further notice. Officials at Milo’s Kitchen, which is owned by the Del Monte Corp. of San Francisco, announced they are voluntarily recalling the firm’s Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers home-style dog treats from shelves nationwide.

The move came after the New York Department of Agriculture and Marketing told federal Food and Drug Administration veterinary officials this week that trace amounts of residual poultry antibiotics had been found in several lots of each of the brands of jerky treat products.

 

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Why would anyone not want to know exactly what ingredients are being fed to their dog. It is clear that you cannot simply buy dog food off the shelf and take for granted that it is safe for your dog.

Knowing what you are feeding your dog is one thing, but making sure that what you feed him is the right thing, is something else. Even with homemade dog food you have to make sure that you have the right combination of ingredients and essential supplements. With the right knowledge and a little practice however, you will soon be able to feed your dog with the foods that will improve both his health and longevity.

The additional benefit for you is that you will be absolutely certain of what your dog is eating.

Attributions: Image by  John Markos O’Neill via Flickr

 

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