There was a recent article written supported by veterinarian Dr. Jean Dodds that indicated this filler in grain free dog food was harmful to gut and intestinal tract. It is used in a lot of kibble. Thoughts?
I noticed that peas and pea products are red lined in DFA’s analyses. They state that “red” ingredients are considered “controversial”. Then further along into the analysis of “pea fiber”, they say:
“… pea fiber, a mixture of both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber derived from pea hulls. Aside from the usual benefits of fiber, this agricultural by-product provides no other nutritional value to a dog.”
… which is interesting, but not particularly informative. I’d be interested in reading what Dr. Jean Dodds had to say. Do you have a site for me to explore?
Following,as all the Wellness dry i feed my girls has peas in it.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by Christine W.
So, Christine W., you will be interested in this Dr. Dodds’ article as well. I hope Dottie E. has a link for us!
I’m sure you can google for info.
I do follow her,i haven’t seen this article yet.Yes hoping for a link TY 🙂
Christine it is an article in planet paws.ca about dried pea products. It states it is supported by Dr. Jean Dodds. My dogs breeder sent the article to all those on her website. I use Dr. Tim’s salmon and pork dog food which has a 5 star on this site. The 4th ingredient is dried peas thus I am concerned. Please read it and I would like to hear your thoughts.
I will thank you.
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