What is really in Dog Food

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What is really in dog food? Every pet owner has possibly asked this question to themselves and check on the container themselves. Riboflavin supplement? Copper Proteinate? What actually are these things? Is what we feed our pets actually good for them? Supposedly it is because that is what the labels tell us, but should we really trust what the labels say? Dog food is already somewhat harmful for human consumption shown in the article “No Wonder They Call Me a Bitch” by Ann Hodgman. She states that a Purina spokesman told her that poultry by-products consist of crushed neck bones, intestines, undeveloped eggs and other "carcass remnants”. Usually these things are not eaten by humans and can actually cause problems such as salmonella poising from the undeveloped eggs.
If these are so harmful to humans, they very well could be harmful to your dog as well. Almost every dog food brand claims itself to be the best for your dog, but sometimes that is not the case at all. A well-known dog food brand called Purina gives these very claims. However, Purina has not even been approved by the FDA surprisingly enough. “According to a report by The Examiner, veterinarians have reported bacterial infections, liver and kidney failure and high toxins in pets that have been brought in related to Beneful dog food illnesses,” states the article What’s Really in Pet Food?
Pedigree is another dog food brand that also caused many deaths of dogs, but has yet to be taken off the market as well.

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