Dog Food Ingredients Revealed – new study reveals the rubbish we are giving to our dogs

Isolated dish of dog food with the words "good dog".The Consumer Wellness Center, a non-profit organization in the US, has published a comprehensive report on the nutritional quality of 570 pet food ingredients.

The ingredients of 448 popular pet foods sold in the US were analyzed for nutritional quality and frequency of use. The report analyses the data in a number of ways, but I think the two most important lists are:

  1. [tag-tec]pet food ingredients[/tag-tec] by rating – 5 stars down to 1 star where 5 stars are given to the best quality ingredients;
  2. worst pet food ingredients – all the one star ingredients are listed, these are low quality and hazardous ingredients.

This report gives us the information we need to take control over what we are feeding our dogs – please use it to protect the health of your dog.

This is what I’ll be doing today:

  1. Listing the ingredients in the food I currently give to Zoe and Fritz;
  2. Looking at the rating given to each ingredient; and
  3. Consider changing foods if the first five listed ingredients (these usually make up the bulk of the product) do not get a high rating.

I’ll let you know what I find out.

Here is a link to the report Pet Food Ingredients Revealed!, which was compiled by pet food formulator Dr. Lisa Newman and consumer health advocate Mike Adams.

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[tags]dog food ingredients, dog food nutrition, what’s in dog food[/tags]

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