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3 Great Reasons to Switch Your Dog from Dry Food

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Low Quality Protein - Dogs are considered omnivores, meaning they have the ability to process both plant and animal foods. That being said, too many people rely on grain based dry food to provide all the necessary nutrients, which leads to a host of potential health issues. The heavy, high-heat processing involved in the formulation of dry food actually denatures and deforms what little usable protein there is to begin with. As a result, any of the animal sourced amino acids in your dry food are rendered useless and even harmful to a canine’s immune system & digestive tract. Bottom line, more meat less grain, and the less processed the meat, the better.

Harmful Additives & Preservatives -  The need for dry food manufacturers to offer products with long shelf lives has resulted in these very foods being highly saturated with harmful additives and preservatives. BHA and BHT are two substances commonly found in your typical dry dog food, both found to be potentially cancer causing in humans and animals. Ethoxyquin, another agent present in many dry food products is actually recommended in prescribed veterinarian diet plans, despite never being tested for its safety. If we allow our pets to consume these foreign substances on a daily basis, it’s simply a matter of time before the accumulation in their bodies starts to wreak havoc on their system.

Too Many Calories -  Canine obesity is becoming a serious issue, with an estimated 45-50% of dogs and cats in the U.S. overweight, many of them obese. Dry food is a major culprit in this issue. Being so densely packed with calories it’s far too easy for dogs to overeat, leading to unnatural weight gain. Also, high-heat processed dry food contains insufficient amounts of animal sourced fat and protein, making it impossible for the dogs to feel full! The feeding of high-carb, low-protein and low-fat kibble day in and day out leads to a greatly increased risk of diabetes and other weight related diseases. 

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