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3 Gruesome Truths The Dog Food Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know About:

3 Gruesome Truths The Dog Food Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know About: 0

Loopholes that the dog food industry thrives through. These loopholes hold the fate of your dog’s lives. What you need to know about the industry and how your choices affect your dog. This industry is all about loopholes. So how can they get away with not putting this “meat” ingredient in your dog’s food? The answer is: LOOPHOLE #1: the actual meat content is only around 3%. We call this the 3% rule. According to the FDA and APCO labeling guidelines, if the name of the food includes the phrase ‘with the ingredient” ( ingredients can include beef, chicken, lamb etc…) that named ingredient must not be less than 3% of the total weight. So in other words, dog food brand “X” can have a label that says something super sexy like, “Aunt Rachel’s Wholesome Gourmet Nutrition With Lamb” and as long as a lamb is 3% of the ingredients by weight they are following the rules. Really 3%? LOOPHOLE #2: Have you ever heard of 4D animals? If not you’re in for a treat. It stands for Dead, Dying, Diseased and or Disabled. Why is this relevant? There is no law, no regulation, no guideline, nothing saying these 4D […]