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Cancer is the #1 killer of dogs and toxins in their food is likely a signifigant contributing factor.
Behind the colorful packaging and clever slogans of pet treats, there are dangerous, carcinogenic substances, masked by vague wording like “natural flavors” and “meat.”
Author and natural pet food entrepreneur Amy Renz notes that Del Monte and Purina routinely use chemical ingredients, which are known to be carcinogenic and can also cause liver and kidney problems, loss of consciousness, brain damage, and life-threatening asthma. In addition to being in the top-selling dog treats, these chemicals are also used to manufacture rubber and petroleum products, including embalming fluid.
Pet treat labels often include BHA, BHT, Ethoxyquin, Sodium Metabisulfite, and TBHQ among the ingredients.
-BHT is banned in England and BHA is thought by the National Institutes of Health to cause stomach cancer.
-Ethoxyquin is so toxic that the FDA prohibited it from human consumption except for minute quantities in certain spices.
-Sodium Metabisulfite (the preservative in Milk-Bones) is harmful if ingested or inhaled.
-TBHQ can cause death from ingestion of as little as 5 grams.
The FDA also allows 4D animals, including roadkill, dying or diseased animals, disabled, and spoiled or contaminated meat to be used in pet food. “Meat” and “by-products” are found in Milk-Bones (Del Monte), Pup-Peroni (Del Monte), Busy Bones (Purina), Moist n Meaty (Purina), T-Bonz (Purina), and Beneful Snackin’ Slices (Purina).
Tell Del Monte and Purina to remove these toxic, cancer causing by-products from pet food and pet treats.