Ingredients to avoid

This list has items that are “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) in the amounts commonly used. Why feed any of these ingredients when there are alternatives? The same with human foods. You can have simple ingredients or you can buy products with added sugar and hydrogenated oils.

HAS: SUGAR, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL

JUST PEANUTS AND SALT

HAS SUGAR, MOLASSES, HYDROGENATED OILS

Dr. Karen Shaw Becker

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Mycotoxins in petfoods with plant-derived proteins

Pet owners can minimize the risk of mycotoxins by avoiding cheaper petfoods that are more likely to contain vegetable cereals and corn or wheat fillers. https://www.petfoodindustry.com

https://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/3863-mycotoxins-in-petfoods-with-plant-derived-proteins

Occurrence of mycotoxins in extruded commercial dog food

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/272524027/download

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Giampiero_Pagliuca/publication/272524027_Occurrence_of_mycotoxins_in_extruded_commercial_dog_food/links/5a79c844a6fdcc4ffe927446/Occurrence-of-mycotoxins-in-extruded-commercial-dog-food.pdf?origin=publication_detail

Mycotoxins and the pet food industry: toxicological evidence and risk assessment.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17889389

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/ae9f/d799c718f9eeab49abb3ebb2ea9f47ad0a9b.pdf?_ga=2.214555476.2139747082.1537291061-2098117661.1536535884

 

Dogs keep dying: Too many owners remain unaware of toxic dog food

Cornell University - Cornell Chronicle

http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2006/01/dogs-keep-dying-many-owners-remain-unaware-toxic-dog-food

Aflatoxin basics

Penicillin's deadly cousin - past and present

https://www.petfoodindustry.com

https://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/518-aflatoxin-basics

Fungal Toxicosis Related To Aspergillus flavus, A. parasiticus, and Penicillium puberulum Fungi In Dogs

Mycotoxicosis-Aflatoxin Toxicity in Dogs

https://www.petmd.com/print/10055

 

Corn and Dog Food: Aflatoxins and Mycotoxins

https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/corn-and-your-dog-secrets-food-companies-dont-want-you-to-know-about/

 

Cancer-Causing Aflatoxins Found In Dog Foods

https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/cancer-causing-aflatoxins-found-in-dog-foods/

 

A comparison of mycotoxin contamination of premium and grocery brands of pelleted cat food in South Africa

https://jsava.co.za/index.php/jsava/article/view/1480/2010

 

Toxicology Brief: The critical care of aflatoxin-induced liver failure in dogs

http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com/print/319443?page=full