Dog Food Ingredients & Pet Food Allergies

  • Problem ingredients and allergies

    Because a handful of cheap, readily available grains have been almost exclusively fed, meal after meal, to our pets, many pets suffer from food allergies and intolerances.

    The big three (which many pet food makers now gloat on their packaging for excluding) are corn, wheat, and soy.

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  • Corn, Wheat, and Soy

    These three ingredients have almost become evil to include in pet foods, but that sort of demonization misses the point.

    It’s not that corn, wheat, and soy are bad in particular—no starchy, sugary grains make sense for dogs or cats—instead it’s the heavy feeding of any carbohydrates to our pets, and feeding those same ingredients day after day. There are starches that are preferable to these, even if so many pets were not reacting adversely to them, and mostly they are used because they are cheap—not because of their incredible nutritional benefits.

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