What Pet Food Ingredients to AVOID!

A good pet food company will focus on providing your pet with real, whole food ingredients which are nourishing and health-promoting for your pets.  Unfortunately, there are far too many companies abound, who are not truly focused on your pets health, but more on their bottom dollar and use cheap, unhealthy, filler ingredients which will harm your pets health over time.  

Some of the Pet-Food Ingredients you should be certain to avoid include: 

  • Gluten
  • Wheat
  • Dairy
  • Corn
  • Soy
  • Corn oil
  • Soy Oil
  • All Vegetable Oils
  • Meat meal
  • Meat By-Products
  • Pea protein
  • MSG
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Grains

 

Also, it is important to consider, while potatoes and lentils are not innately BAD for our pets, they CAN contribute to heart disease if fed over long periods of time.  The problem here, is that potato and lentils contain properties which can partially block the uptake of important amino acids found in the meat proteins into our pet's vital organs like their heart.  This is what caused the epidemic of dogs developing DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy) which was linked to grain-free diets.  

 

The bottom line is, it is fine to feed your pet diets with potato's, lentils, or even select healthy grains like rice, quinoa, bulgur wheat, couscous; however you want to be certain to rotate with formulas which include only meats and vegetables/fruit to optimize the amino acid absorption!