Stop Feeding Dog Food That Kills

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Stop Feeding Dog Food That Kills

by M Bruno

Stop Feeding Dog Food That Kills

Most of the young dogs that die in the United States may have lived a longer and healthier life had they not been fed commercial dog food. The recent recall of more than 60 million cans of dog food has spiked a nationwide interest in this topic which has been on the minds of dog guardians for several years.

Most commercial dog food is junk, that's the best way to describe it. Replete with fillers, chemicals and preservatives, commercial dog food has one primary function. It is to sell commercial dog food to unsuspecting dog owners. These well intentioned folks believe that filling the dog food bowl with their favorite brand of commercial dog food is just what their dog needs to fulfill all of her nutritional requirements.

Not so.

Most commercial dog foods are made from materials unusable or less desirable for human consumption.

These may include:

Meat by-products which are ground, rendered, slaughtered meat carcass parts including necks, feet, undeveloped eggs, bones, heads, and intestines and feathers from chicken meat.

In many cases, meat by-products are from animals that arrived at the meat packing plant dead, dying, diseased or disabled

Meat by-products are common in both lower and higher brands of commercial dog food such as Science Diet, including the prescription diet, Purina, the Purina One and Purina Pro Plans, and Iams/ Eukanuba .

Ingredients listed as "meat, beef, chicken, and/or poultry by-products" on commercial dog food labels are not required to include actual meat, and "rendered meat" includes dogs and cats.

Meat-and-bone meal

Meat and bone meal is made by rendering plants. Meat and bone meal is though to have been a contributing factor in mad cow disease. It is a common ingredient in the U.S. in commercial dog food.

Meat and bone meal is now utilized in some countries as a fuel in cement kilns, landfills and in incinerators

Grain by products

Cheaper commercial dog food brands will normally have less meat, and more grain "fillers".

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