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Missouri Court Certifies Class Action Over Alleged Grain-Free Dog Food and DCM Link

A Missouri court has certified a proposed class action lawsuit concerning the alleged connection between grain-free dog food and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The class action includes Missouri residents who purchased

Is Glycerin Bad for Dogs?

Glycerin is a common ingredient and one that gets a bad rap, leading many pet parents to start typing “Is glycerin in dog treats bad for dogs?” or even “Can

AAFCO Committee Votes Against ‘Controlled Copper’ Claim for Dog Food

The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Pet Food Committee has decided not to implement a voluntary “Controlled Copper” claim for dog food. This decision comes after extensive research

Glyphosate in Dog Food: The Facts

When you eat food, you’re not simply eating the standard components of, say, a carrot or an oyster — you’re also ingesting chemicals that have been added to that food. E.g.

What Is a Good Dog Food Ingredient?

What makes dog food good? One of the most important aspects of being a pet parent is choosing the best food for your dog — obvious, right? And probably the reason

Arsenic in Pet Food – Should You Be Worried? 

When you hear the word ‘arsenic’ you might think of some poor soul being bumped off in an Agatha Christie novel. However, this tool of melodramatic murder is commonly found

Garlic in Dog Food — Good or Bad for Your Pet?

Garlic is widely regarded as a safe and healthy supplement. So, it’s frequently added to many commercial dog foods and treats. Garlic’s claimed benefits include: Anti-bacterial properties Flea and worm

Arsenic in Rice May Also Affect Dog Food

The recent discovery by the FDA of high levels of arsenic in rice makes it likely we’ll soon be hearing more about excessive levels of the same potentially hazardous substance

Sodium Selenite in Dog Food — Vital Nutrient or Dangerous Toxin?

Sodium selenite can be controversial substance when it’s used in a dog food recipe. That’s because although the mineral is essential for normal cell function in all animals, selenium can

Xylitol — Popular Sweetener That Can Be Deadly to Your Dog

Xylitol is a popular artificial sweetener that can be deadly to your dog. It can also be listed as “birch sugar” on a food product label. According to the Food

Blood Meal and Blood Products in Dog Food

It’s not unusual to find blood meal and other blood products on a dog food label. These ingredients can include: Animal plasma Blood meal Dried blood Although blood products are

Why You Should Avoid Propyl Gallate in Your Dog’s Food

New research suggests the dog food preservative, propyl gallate, may be responsible for causing a potentially dangerous health issue for dogs. That’s because of the chemical’s unique ability to mimic

Propylene Glycol — Dog Food Aid or Automotive Antifreeze?

Propylene glycol is a controversial additive that’s used to help retain the moisture content in some commercial dog foods. You may already recognize this chemical for its more common use

BHA — Does Your Dog’s Food Contain This Cancer-Causing Ingredient?

Risky Dog Food Ingredient BHA is a controversial chemical preservative found in many popular dog foods. However… Some consider this ingredient too risky for use in pet food. That’s because…

What Is TBHQ… and Is It Safe for Your Dog?

Here we go again. Another controversial and mysterious dog food ingredient… TBHQ. What is it? And why is it used in dog food? TBHQ is an acronym for the word tertiary

Be Cautious About BHT in Dog Food

BHT is the popular abbreviation for a common dog food additive known as butylated hydroxytoluene. The chemical is used in certain dog foods to prevent fats and oils from prematurely

Ethoxyquin — Controversial Dog Food Additive

Ethoxyquin is a fat preservative sometimes used in dog food that has garnered a controversial reputation. It appears much of the fear of ethoxyquin in pet food may be related

Why Is There Ash in Your Dog’s Food?

If you’ve seen ‘ash’ listed on food packaging you’ve no doubt thought, “The stuff you find in a fireplace? Surely that’s a mistake? How could those burnt remnants make their

These 6 Dog Food Preservatives Could Be Toxic to Your Pet

When fed daily for a lifetime, synthetic dog food preservatives could be toxic to your pet. Why Preservatives Are Needed Although animal fats are a crucial part of every dog

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