Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine Low Fat-Diabetic-Gastrointestinal
For weight control, diabetic, and digestive support for dogs prone to excess weight gain
Whole Grain Corn- High on the glycemic index, corn spikes insulin secretions aggravating diabetic and pancreatic conditions. Corn is also the number one cause of Aflotoxin poisoning and recalls in pet foods. Aflotoxins are thought to be one of the most toxic chemicals ever found. Corn is also one of the most common allergy producing ingredients you can feed any dog.
Powdered Cellulose- Cellulose is plant fiber, powdered down is sawdust. Sawdust is obviously high in fiber and will assist with weight loss but is not nutritious. There are much better ways to maintain your pet’s weight.
Corn Gluten Meal – Again, corn is highly glycemic (sugary) and likely to contain toxic aflotoxins, contributing to liver failure. This glutenous substance contributes to a wide array of digestive problems as well as yeast in pets. Corn is also one of the most common allergy producing ingredients you can feed any dog.
Chicken Liver Flavor- The way this ingredient is listed they are not saying that this flavor is derived from Chicken… rather it is saying it is a chemical compound containing unknown ingredients (often including MSG) that tastes like Chicken. Chicken is also THE most common allergy producing ingredients you can feed any dog.
Chicken By-Product Meal –AAFCO’s definition of a ‘by-product’ says that there is no requirement for MEAT in the product. It can be exclusive of muscle and organ meats and only contain bones, feet, feathers, intestines and other things you and I would not consider to be edible.
Soybean Mill Run – Soybeans are generally genetically modified and also suppress thyroid function. Soybeans are one of the most common allergens for all dogs.
Chicken- the most common allergen for dogs
Dried Beet Pulp- Most beet pulp products swell in your pet’s stomach. This allows them to feel fuller when the ingredients in their food are actually starving their cells. Beet is also high in fiber.
Soybean Oil – Again, soybeans are genetically modified unless otherwise listed and they inhibit thyroid function. Lactic Acid, Caramel Color, Calcium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Flaxseed, L-Lysine, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Tryptophan, L-Carnitine, Iodized Salt, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols & Citric Acid, L-Threonine, Phosphoric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract – Many companies use a pre-packed synthetic vitamin mix (that is literally labeled with a skull and crossbones) so they can meet the AAFCO minimum requirements to be labeled “complete and balanced” without ANY testing to verify that the food is nutritious. As people sadly found out during the Melamine recall that resulted in a $25 Billion lawsuit, synthetic ingredients can be contaminated, unbalanced and unsafe.
Why would my vet recommend this food if all this is true?
Veterinarians admit that they are only required to take one nutrition class in college, and it is only 8 hours long. What they may or may not know is that this class is actually funded by, and the literature is provided by, Science Diet (The Mark Morris Institute – Mark Morris is the founder of Science Diet/Hills). They aren’t trying to give bad information but they don’t know any better unless they do their own research. Please ask us for additional documentation if you want.
Symptoms of food allergies include chewing of the feet and legs, diarrhea and digestive disturbances, skin and hair/coat loss, anxiety and behavioral problems, yeast, and ear infections, etc. Ask for more information.
www.api4animals.com “What’s Really In Pet Food”