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Ingredients to Absolutely Avoid in Pet Foods
Most or ALL of the main ingredients in pet foods sold in grocery stores, vet clinics and animal hospitals help provide patients for vets
Roger Biduk says “you are what you eat”. “What illnesses and diseases leading to premature death can ingredients like grains, corn, wheat, soy, by-products, meat/beef and bone meal, animal digest, animal fat and many other inappropriate ingredients in pet foods sold in veterinarian clinics and grocery stores contribute to? How about: cancer, arthritis, obesity, periodontal disease, heart disease, dull or unhealthy coats, skin problems, hip dysplasia, eye and ear problems, fleas and other parasites, gum disease, lick granulomas, thyroid imbalances, personality disorders, birth defects, breeding problems, diabetes, chronic renal failure (CRF), urinary crystals, cystitis, (bladder inflammation), bladder/kidney stones, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease) and other major and minor illnesses and diseases.
“What happens when you feed your cat/dog a balanced, enzyme-rich raw meat diet or a commercial species-appropriate diet that resembles one: No visits to the dreaded veterinarian’s office for food-related illnesses or diseases leading to premature death!“
AVOID THESE INGREDIENTS AT ALL COSTS
AVOID: Added Colours (Blue Dye#2, Red Dye #40, Yellow Dye #5, Yellow Dye #6), Animal Digest, Animal Fat, Barley, Beef Tallow, Beef and Bone Meal, Beet Pulp, BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole), BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene), Brewer’s Rice, Caramel Color, Chicken By-Products, Chicken By-Product Meal, Chicken Liver Flavour, Corn, Corn Gluten, Corn Grits, Corn Meal, Corn Starch, DL-Methionine, Dehydrated Poultry Protein, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Ethoxyquin, Ethylenediamine, Fish Oil, Fish Meal, Glyceryl Monostearate, Hydrolysed Animal Proteins, Hydrolysed Collagen, Liver, Maize, Maize Flour, Maize Gluten, Meat and Bone Meal, Meat By-Products, Meat By-Product Meal, Meat Meal, Menadione Sodium Bisulfate, Modified Corn Starch, Monocalcium Phosphate, Oats, Oat Groats, Pea Fiber, Peanut Shells, Phosphoric Acid, Pork Blood Meal, Pork By-Products, Pork Meat and Bone Meal, Potato Starch, Poultry By-Products, Poultry By-Product Meal, Powdered Cellulose, Propylene Glycol, Propyl Gallate, Rice, Rice Gluten, Rice Hulls, Salt, Sodium Metabisulphite, Sorbic Acid, Sorghum, Soy, Soy Flour, Soybeans, Soybean Meal, Soybean Mill Run, Soy Lecithin, Soy Protein Isolate, Tapioca, Wheat, Wheat Bran, Wheat Flour, Wheat Germ, Wheat Gluten and Wheat Middlings.
Click here to see the definitions of the above ingredients and the harm they do to your pets.
“NOTHING, NOTHING, NOTHING is more important in determining the health and lifespan of your animal companion than the ingredients in the food you give them [along with NO pesticides for dewormer / fleas / heartworm and no or only one-time vaccinations!]. It’s YOUR RESPONSIBILITY as a pet parent!”Roger Biduk
Dog Food Ingredients to Avoid (2)
“Many of the holistic veterinarians I’ve talked to have to fight their own organization (AVMA) and other veterinarians when it comes to what cats and dogs should be fed. All the holistic vets I talked to recommend a species-appropriate diet for a dog (carnivore) and obligate carnivore (cats) which is what nature intended. Compare this to the AVMA and veterinarians recommending kibble that have little or NO MEAT and harmful fillers like corn, meat/chicken by-products, grains, soy, wheat, etc. in brands like Hill’s Prescription Diet, Purina, Pedigree, Iams, Eukanuba, Royal Canin, Science Diet, etc… Always talk to a good holistic veterinarian, most of whom do inexpensive phone consultations,” writes Roger Biduk.