It is time to pay more attention to your pet’s food! There are seven ingredients that usually seen in your pet’s food that might damage their health! See the tips to help your furry baby stay strong and healthy!
Don’t get sappy… Avoid SAPP:
Also known as Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, this chemical is commonly used in dry cat food. If it’s deadly, you may be wondering why someone would even think of putting it in something that cute little puppies will be eating. The answer is simple, it makes the taste infinitely better for our feline friends. However, beware. This synthetic addition to your beloved animal’s food is linked to multiple health problems like electrolyte imbalance, organ damage, dehydration, and cardiovascular disease – just to name a few. Stay away from popular kibble brands if you want to avoid a sick dog – stick with more natural, smaller produced brands!
Compared to SAPP, mycotoxin can occur naturally but is just as dangerous for your pet. It is a toxic byproduct of molds and fungus that commonly contaminate grain crops that go into making your pup’s favorite kibble. It’s hard to avoid cereal grains when giving your best furry friend some kibble, as it is a common filler for dog and cat food. Be aware that giving your pet foods with cereal grains can affect your furry baby’s liver and lungs. Avoid these potential problems by avoiding food with cereal grains. It’s best to look for grain-free dry dog food with the right amount of protein, fruits, vegetables, and superfoods.
Food Coloring may make things pretty, but only on the outside:
We all know the problems with food coloring in our own human food, and the same goes for your cat or dog’s daily fare. Coloring provides no nutritional value whatsoever, and only goes in to add aesthetic value to whatever it is that’s put in front of you. Pretty things are of course more enticing to both us and our pets, but the colors are toxic to but us and animals. Blue 2 increases brain tumors, red dye 40 can contribute to cancers in the immune system, and yellow 5 could cause allergic reactions. Be sure to choose natural alternatives without fake dyes when choosing the best nutrition for your best friend!
Say NO to GMO’s:
We all know about GMO’s and how bad they are for people – so why wouldn’t it be the same for your pets? Genetically modified organisms are in and of themselves totally unnatural – you take genes from DNA of one species and combine it with the genes of another species. These unnatural, lab-created organisms are notorious for causing liver, pancreatic, reproductive, and renal diseases. Avoid these issues for your furry friends by choosing foods without corn, soybeans, canola oil, and potatoes. Buy organic! Your pets will definitely thank you for it.
Message received, no MSG:
You know how some food companies pride themselves on not using MSG? Well, there is a reason for that… Monosodium Glutamate can make things taste great, but it tricks the brain into thinking food tastes good while damaging brain cells. It also can put extra pounds on both you and your pet! Avoid the extra pounds and don’t lose brain cells… Avoid anything with MSG!
This isn’t the dentist… Your furry friends don’t need Fluoride:
Fluoride for humans can definitely be helpful when we’re talking about our teeth, but our pets are slightly different from us, no matter how close we feel to them… Fluoride toxicity weakens your furry baby’s bones and can cause reproductive issues as well as cancer… This can be avoided by making sure to buy higher quality pet foods, and giving your pet filtered water – tap water often contains a high level of fluoride for our own human benefit!
Bisphenol A is used to make plastics more resilient and pliable… But who needs plastics in their food? It’s not edible! BPA’s can cause cancer, reproductively produces, and other hormone problems… It is most often used to line the cans in your pet’s foods. Make sure you do some good research so that your pup or kitten isn’t getting any BPA’s in the food that is supposed to make them healthy and strong!
Healthy food makes your dog happy! Keep in mind to avoid these seven ingredients in your pet’s food. Have a happy summer with your loved furry little baby!