Signup for The Your Dog Flash

Latest health and behavior news and advice from the veterinarians at Tufts University.

Dog Food & Nutrition

Unwholesome Ingredients In Your Dog’s Food?

Unwholesome Ingredients In Your Dog’s Food?

Rumors of dog and and cat meat and other unsavory ingredients in pet food have people nervous.

“Does your pet’s food contain dead pets?” That’s how one sub-title read for an article on, which went on to say in the first paragraph that dead dogs “might very well be what you are scanning at the grocery store checkout and scooping into your dog’s bowl.” The article also says that “the stuff that ends up in dog food is material that can’t be sold as food for humans,” making the point that what “can’t even go into hotdogs gets consolidated and shipped to rendering plants,” where it is “pulverized into one big blend of dead stuff,” heated for hours, and then put into pet food as meat and bone meal.

Continue Reading

More Dog Food & Nutrition