From the article " Tall tales about pet food", written by Dr. Corinne Chapman of
Rocky Ridge Vet Care.
The bad stuff in Dog food is
Animal fat: rendered or extracted fat. Restaurant grease has become a major component of feed grade
animal fat. It is stabilized with powerful antioxidants it retard spoilage and then sprayed directly onto
extruded kibble to increase palatability.
Artificial Colouring: used in pet food, treats, and raw hide toys. Can be harmful, toxic, and definitely NO
nutritional value. Known allergic reaction in humans to: FD&C Red and Yellow no 5 & 7 dyes.
BHA & BHT: synthetic chemical preservatives that may be potentially toxic to kidney and have been banned
for Human products.
Brewers Rice: the dried extracted residue of Barley malt and rice products resulting from the manufacture
of wort or beer.
By-Products: non-rendered, clean parts, other than MEAT, derived from slaughtered animals, produced in
the course of making primary food ingredients. It includes but not limited to Lungs, spleen, kidney, brain,
livers, brain, blood, bones, partially defatted low temperature fatty tissue, stomachs, intestines freed of their
contents, It does not include hair, horns, teeth, and hoof, exempt in such amounts as might occur
unavoidably in good processing practices. By- products = NO measurable amount of meat/skeletal muscle.
Corn Gluten meal: the dried residue from corn after the removal of the larger part of the starch and germ
and the separation of the bran. No nutritional value at all.
Corn syrup: used as a humectant, which gives food dampness and flexibility. It is pure processed (i.e.
sugar), which is difficult to digest for our pets, and potentially addictive.
Digest: an animal feed-grade ingredient that must be made soluble with the use of prolonged heat and
moisture, or chemical and enzymes (e.g. poultry feet + "poultry Digest")
Dried Egg Product: ingredients listed as product may include an unspecified part of the product. Egg
product may include eggshells, and, may also