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Dog Food Preservatives Can Be Toxic

Dog Food Preservatives
Can Be Good or Bad

by Keith Somers  /  Like  Dog Wonders on Facebook

Dog food preservatives may be good/ natural, or bad/artificial.  Let’s leave an inquiry about  the good preservatives for another article and another time.  The focus here must be on the bad, artificial or chemical preservatives.   Why?  Read on!

Dog Food Preservatives,
Over Time, Can Be Toxic

Generally, pet food will quickly spoil without some kind of temperature controls or preservatives.  Dog food preservatives with chemicals are designed to do two things.  They extend the shelf life and reduce fat spoilage or the rancidity of dry pet foods and pet treats.

Dog Food PreservativesPet food sold in stores is not straight from the manufacturer.  It may take as long as a year.   It has to get from the plant, to the warehouse, to the store, to the shelf and to your purchase of the product.  Hence the need for chemical dog food preservatives.  The natural ones are more of a short term fix.

Over an extended period of time, studies have shown that such artificial preservatives used in pet foods and treats, may result in dry skin, allergic reactions, dental disease, adverse effects on liver and kidney functions, stomach tumors, and enhanced bladder and kidney carcinogenics.

Dog Food Preservatives, the Artificial,
Chemical Kind, Must Be Carefully Avoided

The bottom line is our pets have to eat—and, they have no choice in what we choose to put before them.   And mostly, it is the same old, same old—day after day, week after week, month after month, and year after year.   It’s the cumulative, relentless effect of artificial, chemical dog food preservatives that should keep us up at night.  Finally, no one of us knows how much longer these family members would live and enjoy life in our homes—IF they were fortunate enough to have never ingested a single chemical preservative—EVER!

It should be a no-brain er.  Avoid dog food preservatives used in dry foods and assorted treats.  Here’s a list of the more common artificial preservatives:

  • Propylene Glycol  –  A key component used in non-automotive anti-freeze.
  • Ethoxyquin – It is used as a hardening agent for making synthetic rubber and also pesticides.
  • BHA,  Butylated Hydroxanisole  –  Rubber and petroleum products contain this chemical.
  • BHT,  Butylated Hydroxtoluene  –  The chemical may contribute to carcinogenicity or tumorigenicity.
  • TBHQ, Tertiary Butylhydroquinone  –  This one has been found to produce pre-cancerous stomach tumors in laboratory animals.  It can cause damage to a cell’s DNA2.
  • Propyl Gallate  –  Studies have shown this one to be carcinogenic in animals.
  • Tocopherois  –  Here is a toxicity risk.  Why take it?

Of course, there are many factors, other than dog food  preservatives, that can negatively affect the pets who eat at our table.  But, wouldn’t it be far better to come down on the safe side of this issue?

Dog Food Preservatives,
the Answer Is With You!

Your dog or cat is a member of your family.  Feeding a pet some chemical preservative, so that the product can have a longer shelf life makes no sense?  Feeding dog food preservatives (the bad kind), not just occasionally, but with every meal, every treat—run the other way, as fast as you can!  Look for a safer, naturally-preserved product. Look for a fresh-to-your-door product that needs no preservatives at all.  Watch the following 2 minute video from Dr. Sarah Wooten, DVM, one of Life’s Abundance Staff Veterinarians.

Again, put your credit card away.  Unless you just have to get some Life’s Abundance pet food after the video!  Then return and click on the button below!  Remember all the LA food is FRESH and FAST to your door.

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Keith Somers is a registered
Independent Field Representative of Life’s Abundance products
and The HealthyPetNet Foundation

When contacting Life’s Abundance directly,
please use my ID# 20092539

Dog Supplements Essential for Nutrition

Dog Supplements
Are Crucial to Daily Diet

by Keith Somers  /  Like  Dog Wonders on Facebook

Dog Supplements
Our holistic veterinarian and product formulator,
Dr. Jane Bicks—has never met a dog she didn’t love.

“The more we learn about the way bodies function, the more amazing they seem to us. There is a growing amount of anecdotal evidence that suggests a mammal’s body has a highly complex, natural intelligence.   As a holistic veterinarian, I review such evidence, interpreting it within the context of established scientific knowledge. Based upon these observations, it seems that a dog’s body “prefers” nutrients as they exist in real foods, in their more natural state.  On a cellular level, their bodies are familiar with the nutrient components. Therefore the body knows to absorb and assimilate exactly what it needs. That is why I believe that small amounts of nutrients in real foods can have a profound affect on a dog’s body. In light of this information, I formulated a new approach.  Adding dog supplements to the overall nutrient intake, Life’s Abundance Wellness Food Supplement for Dogs has been created”.

Dr. Jane Bicks, DVM
Life’s Abundance Product Formulator

Dog Supplements Are Vital
In Maintaining Overall Health

Dog supplements are important to your dog’s diet.  They can play a crucial role in maintaining overall health.  We know that some dogs require additional nutritional intake to help them maintain a healthy body.  These requirements are due to age, breed, environment and other factors.  Based on this premise, our holistic veterinarian has formulated a brand new formula to enhance your dog’s daily diet.  The perfect complement to a healthy diet is Life’s Abundance Wellness Food Supplement for Dogs.  It is formulated with a broad array of naturally nutritious ingredients from real food to help maintain overall health. The nutrients contained in these superior dog supplements are sourced from foods, like poultry liver, cranberries, carrots, eggs, pineapples and many others.

Dog Supplements Are Now
Nutritious Chewable Tablets

In these chewable dog supplements, each tablet includes the following nutritious ingredients:

  • Poultry liver, which is rich in vitamin A and D, protein and selenium.
  • Natural vitamin E, which is an antioxidant.
  • Taurine, which is an essential amino acid.
  • Stabilized rice bran, which is a rich source of vitamins and minerals.
  • Cranberries, a rich source of vitamin C, dietary fiber and manganese.
  • Carrots, a rich source of beta-carotene (vitamin A), vitamins C, D, and E, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium and iron.
  • Dried egg, one of nature’s most nutrient-dense foods, plays an important role in a balanced diet. Eggs are considered a complete protein source, providing essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals (vitamins A, B, E, biotin, and sulfur). Eggs also provide healthy fats, such as omega-6 for healthy skin and a glossy coat.
  • Flaxseed meal is a rich plant source of antioxidant lignans and omega-3 fatty. Flax seed meal also has a very high level of protein and essential amino acids. In addition, flax seed meal contains significant amounts of fiber, vitamin E, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 and is extremely rich in the minerals potassium, calcium and phosphorus.
  • Direct-fed microbials, ingredients similar to those found in supermarket yogurts.
  • Ester-C*, a unique and patented form of vitamin C (calcium ascorbate).
  • Tomato pomace, a good source of lycopene and vitamin C.
  • Alfalfa meal, which is a good source of protein, vitamin A, niacin and calcium, and a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, pantothenic acid, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese.
  • Pineapple, which is a good source of enzymes, vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Like all of our superior-quality dog supplements, these delicious compressed tablets are scored in-half for easy splitting.  And with a tantalizing liver flavor, your dog will be wagging a happy tail when it comes time for his or her supplement!

There are three to select from,
take your pick & CLICK:

Agility & Joint      –      Skin & Coat      –      Daily Supplement

 

* Ester-C® (calcium ascorbate) is a licensed trademark of Inter-Cal Corporation. Manufactured under U.S. Patent No. 4,822,816.  Other patents pending.

Keith Somers is a registered
Independent Field Representative of Life’s Abundance products
and The HealthyPetNet Foundation

When contacting Life’s Abundance directly,
please use my ID#  20092539