4 harmful ingredients you'll find in nearly every big-brand dog food
Here are the 4 ingredients you DON'T want to see on our dog's food label, or at least at the top of the list.
1. Added sweeteners like sugar and corn syrup. Adding unneeded sugars is how manufacturers trick dogs into eating foods comprised mostly of grain fragments and little of the animal protein that would be healthier for them.
2. Artificial preservatives, such as BHA, BHT, and ethoxyquin. Natural preservatives like tocopherols (forms of vitamin E), vitamin C and rosemary extract are healthier options.
3. Meat by-products or poultry by-products. These lower-cost ingredients are more likely to be handled in ways that can promote rancidity, which is harmful to your dog's health.
4. Artificial colors. These added chemicals do nothing for your dog. They are only in there to make the food look better to you.