Puppy Food Ingredient List………………Beware Of These Ingredients
The puppy food ingredient list is something that you better take a very close look at BEFORE you buy that bag of food for your puppy. Mixed in among the ingredients are some things that you definitely don't want to be feeding your puppy.
It's really a shame that manufacturers are allowed to include some of the things that they do in puppy food. Almost seems like it should be against the law. The bottom line is what you don't know could hurt your puppy.
So what are the "bad guys" when it comes to the puppy food ingredient list? Well here are a few things you need to look out for :
Unhealthy grains– Now not all grains are bad but these "bad guys" can be very difficult for a puppy or adult dog to digest. They could also cause food allergies down the road for them. They are corn, wheat, soy, wheat gluten and corn gluten.
They sound innocent enough but they are actually used by manufacturers as inferior protein sources because they are cheap. You'll usually see them listed on the ingredient list first. Be sure and stay away from these guys! It's a sign of an inferior food.
Chemical Preservatives- Don't buy anything with BHA, BHT or Ethoxyquin in it. These preservatives can be very harmful to dogs in general.
They are added to keep the puppy food fresh so they can manufacture food that will last for a long time. Some pet foods sit on the shelf for 6 months to a year before they are purchased. Not good!
By Products- These are all the leftovers from the good cuts of meats (which probably are never used). It could include bones, chicken heads, tendons, feathers, you name it……………some really yucky stuff. Again, they are used for cheap protein sources and they are very difficult for your puppy to digest.
Other things to beware of on a puppy food ingredient list include:
Animal or Beef Fat
Sugar or Corn Syrup
Artificial colorings and flavorings
Hard to believe they'll allow all this kind of stuff in some puppy foods? That's why you have to be aware of what's good and what's bad for your puppy.
So next time you go to the store pick up a bag of puppy or dog food and read the ingredients. See how many "bad guys" you can find on the list. You might be quite amazed!
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