Dogs have 42 teeth designed to cut meat and bone, just like wolves. They are genetically designed to survive and eat prey (not donuts, pizza or kibble). The problem with kibble is how its’ made and what’s in it. First, kibble is heavily processed, typically with hight heat, which causes it to lose a lot of nutrients. Second, kibble, even the prescription kind and those that come recommended by vets, are typically made of 60% carbohydrates and 40% low quality protein and veggies sources as well as harmful toxins. Some of these toxins include aflatoxins, heterocyclic amines, acrylamides, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, which is a a chemical used as a flame retardant. Kibble companies and even vets may claim this is safe, but it can’t be. More on that here.
In July 2019, the Food and Drug Administration investigated a potential link between certain “grain-free” diets and heart disease in dogs. More on that here.
In May 2019, the Food and Drug Administration warned pet owners and vets about potentially Toxic Levels of Vitamin D in 33 Varieties of Hill’s Canned Dog Food. More on that here.
In January 2019, the Food and Drug Administration warned pets owners about toxic levels of Vitamin D and salmonella:
- Ahold Delhaize
- ANF, Inc.
- Elm Pet Foods
- Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog FoodOld Glory Hearty Turkey and Cheese Flavor Dog Food
- King Soopers
- Natural Life Pet Products
- Nature’s Place Real Country Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food
- Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food
- Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food
- Sunshine Mills: Old Glory Hearty Turkey and Cheese Flavor Dog Food
- Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food (More on these recalls here)
In June 2018, an article was released that summarizes a Food and Drug Administration investigation of IAMS, pedigree, Royan Canin, Eukanuba, Cesar, Whiskas, Greenies and Nutro production facilities that were infested with german cockroaches. Employees also reported seeing birds, spider webs, beetles, multiple flies, maggots and larvae. More on that here.