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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

China-Free Dog Food? Don’t Count On It

These days, I keep reading around the Internet about how this or that dog food is completely free of Chinese ingredients. And frankly, I’m puzzled. After all, there are so

The Truth About Animal By-Products in Dog Food

Article Updated 7/27/21 Animal by-products — what could be more controversial to dog food shoppers than animal by-products? These common pet food ingredients are loathed by many. Yet they’re accepted…

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

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

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

The Controversy Over Menadione in Dog Food

Some call menadione a dog food necessity. Yet others reject it as a dangerous toxin. So, what exactly is menadione? And why is it being used in some dog food recipes

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