Another one of the worst ingredients that you absolutely do not want to find in your dog’s food is propylene glycol. If you have a background in the auto field, you may recognize this as a fancy word for a product found in anti-freeze. In dog food, propylene glycol is used to help reduce moisture and prevent bacteria growth. Since dogs need intestinal bacteria to digest food and this ingredient decreases bacterial growth, it also reduces the good bacterial growth that is needed.
This product can cause cancerous lesions within a dog’s intestines or cause them to develop intestinal blockage.
We have heard more and more over the past few years that dog food ingredients are important, and it’s important to know exactly what’s in our dogs’ food. For years prior, we didn’t always pay the best attention. Now, though, transparency is crucial when it comes to choosing a pet food brand that’s actually good for our pets. We are demanded transparency on the labels of our dog’s food as if it were food for us. We want to take the best care of our furry friends.
Check our blog often to see some of the other dangerous ingredients that you never want to find on your pet’s food label.
If your pet is in need of care, Dunloggin Veterinary Hospital is more than happy to help. You can call our office at 410-465-6218.
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