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Food Additives In Pet Food

If you are giving commercially manufactured food to your pet, you may want to pay attention to the label. There are pet foods that claim to be healthy. But if pet owners are not aware of the red flag ingredients, they may be putting their pet’s health at risk. Most pet foods contain additives and preservatives that improve the flavor and color and extend the shelf life of pet foods. Artificial ingredients are known to have adverse effects on health as they contain carcinogens. Carcinogens are substances that damage cells which can result in severe illnesses such as cancer and diabetes. Pet owners can easily avoid pet foods with artificial coloring listed as Red 40, Blue 2, Yellow 5, or Yellow 6. Pet foods also contain “high-quality ingredients” that are essentially animal digests which may come from discarded meat of unknown animals. Always consult your vet London, ON on the best kind of food you should give to your pet.

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