Preservatives Used In Cat Food

Pet food items normally contain preservatives.  Ingredients like these keep the cat food fresh and extend its storage life.  But then there are some preservatives that were linked to some adverse health reactions in pets.  Cat owners must know which of these preservatives do not have any adverse effects and which preservatives might cause harm.  Pet food preservatives can either be synthetic or natural.

●Synthetic preservatives

Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) are only two synthetic preservatives among the many that are incorporated into cat food.  It is unfortunate that studies have linked synthetic preservatives used in cat foods to specific pet health issues.

●Natural preservatives

The most common natural preservatives used in cat food are vinegar, citric acid, and vitamin E.  Substances like these can aid in extending pet food storage life without causing pets any harm.

Your local animal hospital vet Oshawa ON is a valuable resource when it comes to your pet’s diet and nutritional needs.


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