Know which ingredients are good and which to avoid when buying dog food
It’s tempting to try and save money when it comes to buying dog food. But resist that temptation. Feeding your dog poor quality food can make him sicker than … well a dog. Show your dog how much you love him by feeding him the best dog food and avoid the ingredients listed below.
Poor Quality Dog Food Ingredients
Avoid dog foods that contain corn. Dogs can’t digest corn and it triggers allergies which lead to dog skin problems such as itching and excessive shedding.
Wheat is another allergen. You need to avoid it when feeding your dog. Avoid grains — they are not a natural part of a dog’s diet.
It’s a grain — avoid it.
Avoid at all costs. Cellulose is a fancy word for sawdust, something you definitely do not want to feed your dog.
You see this term listed on many foods for dogs. This term means anything that humans don’t eat – undeveloped eggs, neck, feet, head, teeth – nothing fit for human consumption. If you wouldn’t eat it, don’t feed it to your dog.
Preservatives BHA, BHT and Ethoxyguin
They are cancer-causing carcinogens and banned from human food. If it can cause cancer in humans, it can cause cancer in dogs.
Avoid due to their potential cancer causing properties.
Anytime a dog food states ‘meat’ as an ingredient, it means ‘by product.’ If it isn’t the first on the list, you can probably be right in assuming it is a by-product.
Beef and bone meal
This is a low quality meat product.
This ingredient is used as a source of protein in dog food but is poor quality. Nothing with soybeans should be included in your dog’s food due to allergy problems.
This ingredient is a waste product. It is used grain and is a by-product of the alcohol industry. There is no nutritional value left in the grain – it is strictly filler.
Love your dog as much as he loves you and feed him a good quality dog food to keep him healthy and happy.