January 23, 2017

What Dogs Eat – Is Pet Shop Food Dangerous?


Vet: I’m afraid, there is nothing we can do…

You: But…I didn’t know.

– Ignorance quickly turns to remorse, when the vet prepares to euthanize your best friend.

 “Knowing is half the battle.” ~ G.I. JOE  

12 Reasons to Start Preparing Your Pet’s Meals – Instead of Feeding Them Pre-Packaged, Processed Junk Food

It is not possible to know exactly what is in those big ole bags of industrial food you buy for your pets. But, the ingredients we can see reads like a laundry list of unhealthy junk-food we try to stay away from ourselves.

  • Bone meal
  • Animal fat
  • Cereal by-product
  • Meat by-products
  • Ethoxyquin
  • Xlitol
  • Fishmeal
  • Corn syrup
  • Menadione
  • Ammoniated glycyrrhizin
  • Propylene glycol
  • Food coloring

If You Wouldn’t Eat It – Why Feed It To Your Pet?

As you’ll soon see, some of these ingredients are not only unhealthy – but they are downright toxic. They attack your pet’s liver, kidneys and other vital systems. If it goes uncorrected, then the unthinkable becomes reality.

The symptoms of liver toxicity, kidney failure and diabetes can happen slowly over weeks and months. You’ll  notice your pooch becoming lethargic and when you expect the usual spritely response to “ Go get your leash,” you may see a dim, unenthused, stare behind her glazed over eyes. You might find she’s barely touched her breakfast and whatever she does take in comes right back out. These are the danger signs that you are slowly poisoning your pet.

If you were to Google the ingredients listed above, this is what you would find:

A laundry list of foods “unfit for human consumption”

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