“America’s Favorite Vet” Dr. Gary Richter is one of the country’s most renowned veterinarians, and the international bestselling author of “The Ultimate Pet Health Guide.” For two decades, Dr. Richter has combined the latest scientific breakthroughs with traditional holistic medicine, to stay at the forefront of pet nutrition — offering a healthy, integrative approach to common health concerns.
Pet Food Warnings: FDA Issues Health Warning Letter About Contaminated Pet Foods
Dogs in America are facing a health crisis. Dedicated pet owners are being misled by big pet food manufacturers, and their pets are paying the price. The Food and Drug Administration has issued pet food warnings after a string of pet food recalls, citing dangerous ingredients and bacterial contamination in pet foods, such as elevated levels of aflatoxin and traces of salmonella, which can both be a hazard for pet health.,,,,, This lack of quality standards puts hundreds of pets at risk of experiencing loss of appetite, digestive problems, bad breath, and other adverse health consequences, whether they’re eating dry dog food, raw food, or wet food.
In a time when some of the biggest companies in the pet food market have issued pet food wide recalls for serious pet illnesses, deciding on a pet food goes far beyond just keeping dogs satisfied and satiated, and becomes about a pet’s day-to-day well-being and happiness.
Unfortunately, bacterial contaminations in pet foods are not the only potential hazard to canine health. Here are a few common, and little-known, problems with many dog foods on the market today. This information can help any pet parent steer clear of low-quality pet foods, and find top-tier, nutritious foods for their beloved companions.
The Little-Known Dangers of Dry Dog Foods
Unfortunately, one of the most popular types of dog food also tends to be the worst for canine health: Kibble. These dog foods are cooked at high temperatures which can create compounds called AGE’s — or advanced glycation end products. These by-products have been linked to pet illnesses and diseases including diabetes and neurological disorders. Again, since AGE’s are a by-product of high-heat cooking, they cannot be spotted on a label. Instead, it’s up to pet parents to know that many kibble dog foods that are cooked in this manner may be at risk of containing AGE’s.
Even kibble foods marked “premium” or “natural” could be hazardous to pet health. Many of these dog foods are filled with cheap fillers like grains and corn, which can contribute to unhealthy weight gain and skin irritation. It’s often a red flag if these ingredients are listed towards the top of the ingredients list on a dog food label.
Kibble may also contain artificial preservatives, such as BHA and ethoxyquin, which have been linked to signs of premature aging and other diseases in dogs. The good news is, any dog food that contains these artificial preservatives must display a disclaimer on the dog food bag, so these are easy to avoid. Just keep an eye out for a black and white box disclosing the use of ethoxyquin or BHA as preservatives.
How can pet parents find quality, nutritious food for their pets?
For a pet owner, choosing pet foods is now one of the single most important decisions they can make. In times like these, pet owners are turning to a trusted pillar in the pet health community for guidance, advice, and a safe solution — renowned veterinarian, Dr. Gary Richter.
Dr. Gary Richter is the founder and director of Holistic Veterinary Care, his award-winning animal wellness center in Oakland, California. Dr. Richter’s work is centered around one philosophy: Pets deserve quality nutrition.
Dr. Richter combines nutrition and holistic pet health care with the most advanced in Western technology to provide pets with what is called integrative veterinary medicine. Using every tool available to him, he’s able to provide pets with comprehensive care for their overall health, and day-to-day wellness.
With his wealth of knowledge and experience, Dr. Richter gives pet parents hope and confidence when it comes to their pet’s health and happiness. Dr. Richter prioritizes dog food safety, because he understands that food is supposed to nourish a dog’s body. In fact, the right food can put pets back on the path to smooth digestion, high energy levels, and a happy, healthy life — and give pet parents invaluable peace of mind.
The right food can put pets back on the path to smooth digestion, high energy levels, and a happy, healthy life — and give pet parents invaluable peace of mind. With the right information, pet parents can easily spot a nutritious, high-quality dog food, and feed their dogs with confidence.
That’s what Dr. Richter is here to help with. He’s put together a video report in which he arms pet parents with the facts about pet food warnings, and dog food safety. This video contains a complete list of Dr. Richter’s “pet food warnings,” or potentially harmful by-products found in many conventional dog foods.
In this video, Dr. Richter also offers his top pet food recommendation — the food he trusts enough to feed his own dogs daily, right at home.
In Dr. Richter’s free Pet Food Warnings video, which you can watch immediately below, pet parents can take adequate action to protect their pets, and help their dogs get the quality nutrition they need for healthy digestion, energy, and a healthy, happy life. This information is crucial and can help any pet parent avoid serious mistakes in the dog food aisle.
These pet food warnings are crucial for any pet parent who wants to feel fully confident when choosing nutritious and beneficial dog food. Since pet parents cannot solely rely on labels to tell them what’s best for their dogs, this video report may be the most important thing a pet parent can do for their beloved companions.