Problems With Artificial Preservatives

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From Whole Dog Journal, an interesting and technical piece on dog food preservatives.  The authors start by saying:

“We have long advised owners to pass over dog food that contains artificial preservatives such as butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), tert-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ), propyl gallate, and ethoxyquin, in favor of products made with natural preservatives, such as tocopherols (vitamin E), citric acid (vitamin C), and rosemary extract.”

They go on to discuss the use of ethoxyquin as a preservative and cases where it is not ‘required’ to be on the label as an ingredient even if it may, in fact, be an ingredient.  Check it out and read your labels as a 1st line of defense against chemical additives with potentially harmful effects on your pet.

Problems With Artificial Preservatives in Dog Food – Whole Dog Journal Article.

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