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Bad Dog Food Ingredients Every Pet Owner Should Know About
Your dog’s food can cause changes in its behavior, mood, and well-being. Before you give your dog a specific brand of food, check its ingredients. You may be surprised at what you find. Here are a few reasons why you should be aware of the ingredients your dog consumes.
There are many different bad dog food ingredients that are fatal to your dog. If you are like a lot of pet owners, you may have no idea what these ingredients are or how they affect your pet. Bad ingredients are those that harm your dog long term and short-term.
A few harmful ingredients you need to know include carrageenan, ethoxyquin, BHA, and food dyes. These ingredients can cause your dog to have allergic reactions, cause cancer, cancerous lesions, kidney and liver damage, and diabetes. Some ingredients make your dog sluggish and make them gain weight, causing them to become lazy.
Corn syrup and corn are known for causing diabetes in 70 percent of female dogs and 30 percent of male dogs. Corn syrup is put in dog food to give it a sweet flavor. This pet food ingredient can lead to hyperactivity, weight gain, diabetes, and changes in mental behavior.
You want to avoid any dog food that contains by-products. By-products are the internal remains of an animal. These remains could contain a disease, causing your dog to experience tumors and have diseased tissues and organs.
Sorbitol is another dangerous ingredient you need to know. This artificial sweetener must be avoided at all times because it can lead to hyperactivity and exhaustion.
Now that you know a few ingredients to be on the look-out for, make a list of these ingredients and take it with you the next time you are buying pet food. You want to make sure your pet leads a long, healthy, happy life, and consuming these ingredients will affect that.
One of the best ways to care for your dog is to know what they are eating. A lot of these bad ingredients found in your dog’s food are found in human food and are bad for humans. Before you feed your dog, make sure you know what’s in the food and where the ingredients come from.
The 10 Most Dangerous Ingredients in Pet Food