Pet owners should know how to read nutritional labels.
But nutritional labels and ingredient labels ARE SO IMPORTANT! If you don't know, the words "by-products" are something you want to avoid in your pets food. What are "by-products" ? You Ask? You don't really want to know, trust me! But you don't want ANY FOOD that contains "by-products." By-Products are not fit for human consumption - so do you want your dog eating them??
Before I show you the names, know that at one time, some of these companies had THE BEST pet foods. Then the compnies were sold and the ingredients altered, so now they are on the WORST list. They focused on marketing the pet food rather than concentrate on keeping the original high quality ingredient that it had.
-Beneful Dog Food
-Eukanuba Dog Food
-IAMS Dog Food
-Alpo Dog Food
-Pedigree Dog Food
-Kibbles 'n Bits
here are just some of the ingredients that some of the pet foods listed use, that are bad for dogs;
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytolulene) which is known to cause liver and kidney problems
Ethoxyquin which is one of the ingredients that is suspected to cause cancer.
Propylene glycol is an ingredient that can causes problems for our dog’s red blood cells.
I have been told Royal Canin for Yorkies is a great food. But it does contain some corn and gluten. (which is not great). Others brands I have been reccommended include Blue Buffalo Wilderness, Life's Abundance has all natural human grade ingredients and NOTHING bad in it, Merrick is also rated very good. Evangers is really good and all natural meats and gravy.
There is a site called DOG FOOD ANALYSIS, that rates food. ARTEMIS comes up on top. And many of these companies WILL SEND YOU A FREE SAMPLE, if you want to try it.
So lets eat! What's for dinner?!