Saturday, September 24, 2011

What is Safe Puppy Food?

How do you know if you're feeding your puppy a safe puppy food? Let's start with what makes puppy food unsafe.

dog food for sensitive stomachs

One of the big things that could make a puppy food unsafe is the type of meat and meat by-products used. Every day thousands of animals are put down at the pound using a drug called Sodium Pentobarbital. Obviously Sodium Pentobarbital is highly toxic and it also can withstand extreme temperatures. Now they have all of these cats and dogs that they have to do something with and the dog food companies are willing to pay them for that meat.

Dog Food For Sensitive Stomachs

When livestock is slaughtered to go to the processing plant for human consumption there are parts that are not edible for us to eat. For example, if a cow has cancer in her lung or a puss filled cyst in her leg those parts have to be discarded. Waste means less money and the companies are willing to pay them a small amount for that meat.

Ever wondered what happens to road kill? The road kill that cannot be buried is also sold to canine food companies.

So dog food companies take all of these meats, poisoned cats and dogs (the poison does not cook out), diseased livestock, and decaying road kill and puts them in a rendering vat cooking it down until the portion left over for dog food production is a brown powder called meat meal.

Another thing dog food company's use in there food is preservatives. Basically all food that contains meat that sits at room temperature has preservatives in it otherwise the meat would go bad. One of the preservatives they use in dog food has been banned for human consumption for many years because the side effects of it are equivalent to Agent Orange.

There are many other ingredients in dog food that are horrible for dogs. Now I have to tell you that the more research I did on what was really in dog food the more horrified I became. It got to the point that I was not even willing to touch my dog's food. It took me about two weeks to actually switch her over to homemade food, it's a lot easier to do then I thought it would be. I know that's horrible considering the guilt trip I had every time I poured food in her bowl but old habits are hard to break and new habits are even harder to make.

What is Safe Puppy Food?

Dog Food For Sensitive Stomachs


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