Dog Food Ingredients
Have you ever wondered what all those non-food items are in that can or bag of dog food?
If you see something called "Meal", that would be dog food companies way of saying this food is not fit for human consumption.
The best dog food for allergies.
After long talks with Veterinarians and breeders I concluded (as do many vets) that the optimum food for allergies is one with the main ingredient is meat.
Where do you get the best dog food that will eliminate allergies? - it might be right in your kitchen
Where can you guarantee the best dog nutrition in the food your pet eats? Right in your kitchen.
It is said that in the wild, dogs and wolves eat meat exclusively, but is this really true? When a pack of wolves bring down a deer or other animal, the first thing they eat is the stomach. The stomach contains what the deer has eaten and that would be wheat or other grains if the deer has been feeding well.
But check those labels on that big package of dog food that is merchandised and advertised to you, not your dog. If the first ingredient is wheat or corn then this is not a meat based diet and it will not be fulfilling your dog's nutritional needs.
The best dog food for allergies is one that you have control over what is in the product. That being said what can you do about it? You can try to find best kibble and/or canned dog food but these come at a cost, and you were thinking dollars weren't you? The cost is to your dog's health. Check that label for BHT/BHA and Ethoxyquin. These are known carcinogens. Why are they in that bag of dog food you were about to buy?
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These are preservatives used to preserve fats and to keep the food from spoiling while on the shelf. BTW, the shelf life of dog food is horrifically long. The dangerous side-effects of BHT/BHA in our own diets is a serious carcinogen, but little truth has been shared about Ethoxyquin.
This preservative was developed in the 1950's as a rubber stabilizer and herbicide, very similar to Agent Orange! It was never approved by the FDA or recalled after three years of human use. Their are documented cases of serious side-effects resulting from exposure to, or ingestion of these chemicals. Humans who were working with it in reported a dramatic rise in such diseases as liver/kidney damage, cancerous skin lesions, loss of hair, blindness, leukemia, fetal abnormalities and chronic diarrhea.
In animals it has been linked to immune deficiency syndrome, spleen, stomach and liver cancer, as well leukemia, diarrhea and blindness. My Cairn Terrier, Misty, died from Liver cancer and cancer of the eye at the age of 8. I blame it on commercial dog food.
The steady increase in animal cancer and serious diseases has paralleled the increased use of chemical preservatives in the dog food industry during the last twenty-five years.
It costs more to make the can, market the product and advertise it than the food in the can because all the dog food companies care about is making money and if they can cut costs, they will use the least expensive food they can possibly use.
It is bad enough that humans have to eat hormone injected meats with added steroids and antibiotics. This is called the Grade A Choice. What is the grade of our dog foods? It certainly isn't any grade at all. It is the meats and grains that they can't sell to the human population, so it is bought to make up the dog food we buy for our pals, our dogs.
If you can't find the best food you possibly can then I suggest making the food yourself on advice from your vet.
Do you know what the best dog food for allergies is? The food you make yourself.
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Any information contained on this site relating to various medical, health, and fitness conditions of Westies and their treatment is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by your own veterinarian. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing dog allergies - you should always consult your own veterinarian.