In Part 5 of our series, No Thanks! Rover Would Rather: Eat Naturally Colored food vs. Pretend Colored food, we’ll look at color additives most commonly added to pet foods. As we reviewed in our Natural Coloring blog last week, we only use our real ingredients to create the colors of our food. We actually consider it a challenge to create weekly meal plans that look more like a rainbow than the bag you bring your lunch to work in.
In a recent study, Natural News researched the top pet food brands and they found that 11% of all pet foods add caramel coloring in their foods. Caramel coloring:
Are unnecessary sugars.
Is produced with an ammonia process that can cause toxicity in the blood.
Can cause tumors on various organs including kidneys and liver.
Why not just stick to real food? Look, we try to make meal time an event for you and your dog. I like to think that potty time is included. When your dog just eats brown food, guess what, his poop is always brown. But if he eats green food, his poop might look like pine or seaweed. If he eats orange food, his poop might look like amber or spice. And lastly, if he eats red food, his poop might look like garnet or merlot. Cheers to that!
We hope you have enjoyed this series, No Thanks – Rover would Rather. Stay tuned for future blog series. If you would like us to make meals for your dog, click here. Thanks so much!