Every once in a while when I’m grocery shopping, I throw a couple of huge bags of premium dog food and treats into the cart and then drop them off at the animal shelter. Makes me feel good and helps them out. I thought I was doing a good thing by selecting Nestlé Purina Beneful until I read more data on the issue of dog food products and once again you can’t believe what the package says. I’ve written previously about the dangers of pet treats imported from Asia. While the labels may say “one hundred percent chicken product” this may not the case. A friend’s Shitzhu died from kidney failure caused by eating imported dried chicken tenders.
Of course, Purina is denying any connection between pet deaths and their products but the evidence is mounting and a class action lawsuit is pending. There are many links on the internet about the problem. Here’s just one from ABC News.
I’m playing it safe and feeding my three-pound Yorkie more and more of the same food we eat including chicken, brussels sprouts, carrots and other fresh food as well squirting the contents of a fish oil capsule into her food every couple of days. Now I have to figure out what is the safest pet food to drop off at the shelter as I can’t deliver fresh meals on wheels every day. Do your research before buying pet food and don’t believe the marketing claims.
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