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|Barked: Thu Mar 2, '06 4:40am PST |
|Dad went through the same thing when he started looking at the ingredients in Iams. We've been through a lot looking at foods. Maybe we can help. Let's take a look at your food.
Here are the ingredients for your dog food:
Ground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, corn gluten meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), soybean meal, animal digest, brewers rice, salt, potassium chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, choline chloride, calcium phosphate, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, parsley flakes, added color (Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Red 40, Blue 2), manganese sulfate, manganese proteinate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium carbonate, brewers dried yeast, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, copper proteinate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin D-3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite.
There are some things to be concerned about. First let's look at some allergy sources. The first ingredient is corn meal which many dogs have problems with, same with soybeans. Also it has menadione bisulfite which some studies have linked to a variety of health problems including hemolytic anemia. We just found out about this a few weeks ago and changed foods as a result. The ingredients don't tell you what kind of meat is in it, it has added salt.
That being said, you should not feel guilty, or feel like a bad parent. As was mentioned earlier, the only bad food is no food, but obviously you want to know what's in your food or you wouldn't have posted. If you think you might be interested in looking at alternatives we'd be more than happy to bark about it with you. You can message us if you want.
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