Bits About Kibble
— Covering a wide range of issues, for pups big and small
— Recent Recalls
Hill’s Pet Nutrition (Recalled Jan 2019),
Woody’s Pet Food (Recalled Jan 2019),
Hare Today (Recalled Jan 2019),
Lystn, LLC (Recalled Jan 2019),
Natures Promise (Recalled Nov 2018),
Darwin’s (Recalled Mar 2018),
see the full list here
— Ingredients in Kibble
CORN, SOYBEAN MEAL, ANIMAL FAT (BHA USED AS PRESERVATIVE), CORN SYRUP, BEEF & BONE MEAL, WHEAT MIDDLINGS, WATER SUFFICIENT FOR PROCESSING, ANIMAL DIGEST (SOURCE OF CHICKEN FLAVOR), PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SALT, HYDROCHLORIC ACID, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, PEAS, CARAMEL COLOR, SORBIC ACID (USED AS A PRESERVATIVE), CHOLINE CHLORIDE, SODIUM CARBONATE, MINERALS (FERROUS SULFATE, ZINC OXIDE, MANGANOUS OXIDE, COPPER SULFATE, CALCIUM IODATE, SODIUM SELENITE), VITAMINS (VITAMIN E SUPPLEMENT, NIACIN, D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, VITAMIN A SUPPLEMENT, RIBOFLAVIN SUPPLEMENT, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, VITAMIN D3 SUPPLEMENT, VITAMIN B12 SUPPLEMENT, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE, FOLIC ACID, BIOTIN), DL-METHIONINE, CALCIUM SULFATE, CARROTS, GREEN BEANS, WHEAT FLOUR, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (COLOR), YELLOW 5, YELLOW 6, RED 40, BHA (USED AS A PRESERVATIVE), BLUE 1.
Selected Health Risks
— Some of kibble’s best work is represented below
new definitions of “meat”
Kibble co’s have found a way to use the lowest quality meats from “D4” rendering facilities
Most kibbles are < 30% protein, much of which is non-digestible
Kibble is 60% Starch. Your dog may only need 10-15% starch in their diet, but kibble goes above and beyond.
Leads to obesity, high blood sugar, pancreatic stress, urinary crystals, plaque and promotes tartar
Dogs cannot digest most carbohydrates, changing stomach pH and causing leaky gut syndrome
bring the heat
Kibble contains little to no moisture, causing chronic dehydration in the vast majority of dogs.
Kibble contains added chemicals for shelf life further degrade nutrients
Most kibbles oxidize in the bag while on the shelf, leading to mold contamination