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Dog Food Preservatives Can Be Toxic

Why Dog Food Preservatives Can Be Dangerous

by Keith Somers  /  Like  Dog Wonders on Facebook

Dog food preservatives may be good/ natural, or bad/artificial.  Let’s leave an inquiry about  the good preservatives for another article and another time.  The focus here must be on the bad, artificial or chemical preservatives.   Why?  Read on!

Dog Food Preservatives, Over Time Can Be Toxic

Generally, pet food will quickly spoil without some kind of temperature controls or preservatives.  Dog food preservatives with chemicals are designed to do two things.  They extend the shelf life and reduce fat spoilage or the rancidity of dry pet foods and pet treats.

About Preservatives

Pet food sold in stores is not straight from the manufacturer.  It may take as long as a year.   It has to get from the plant, to the warehouse, to the store, to the shelf and to your purchase of the product.  Hence the need for chemical dog food preservatives.  The natural ones are more of a short term fix.

Over an extended period of time, studies have shown that such artificial preservatives used in pet foods and treats, may result in dry skin, allergic reactions, dental disease, adverse effects on liver and kidney functions, stomach tumors, and enhanced bladder and kidney carcinogenics.

Dog Food Preservatives, the Artificial Chemical Kind,
Must Be Carefully Avoided

The bottom line is our pets have to eat—and, they have no choice in what we choose to put before them.   And mostly, it is the same old, same old—day after day, week after week, month after month, and year after year.   It’s the cumulative, relentless effect of artificial, chemical dog food preservatives that should keep us up at night.  Finally, no one of us knows how much longer these family members would live and enjoy life in our homes—IF they were fortunate enough to have never ingested a single chemical preservative—EVER!

It should be a no-brainer.  Avoid dog food preservatives used in dry foods and assorted treats.  Here’s a list of the more common artificial preservatives:

  • Propylene Glycol  –  A key component used in non-automotive anti-freeze.
  • Ethoxyquin – It is used as a hardening agent for making synthetic rubber and also pesticides.
  • BHA,  Butylated Hydroxanisole  –  Rubber and petroleum products contain this chemical.
  • BHT,  Butylated Hydroxtoluene  –  The chemical may contribute to carcinogenicity or tumorigenicity.
  • TBHQ, Tertiary Butylhydroquinone  –  This one has been found to produce pre-cancerous stomach tumors in laboratory animals.  It can cause damage to a cell’s DNA2.
  • Propyl Gallate  –  Studies have shown this one to be carcinogenic in animals.
  • Tocopherois  –  Here is a toxicity risk.  Why take it?

Of course, there are many factors, other than dog food  preservatives, that can negatively affect the pets who eat at our table.  But, wouldn’t it be far better to come down on the safe side of this issue?

Dog Food Preservatives—the Answer Is With You!

Your dog or cat is a member of your family.  Feeding a pet some chemical preservative, so that the product can have a longer shelf life makes no sense?  Feeding dog food preservatives (the bad kind), not just occasionally, but with every meal, every treat—run the other way, as fast as you can!  Look for a safer, naturally-preserved product. Look for a fresh-to-your-door product that needs no preservatives at all.  Watch the following 2 minute video from Dr. Sarah Wooten, DVM, one of Life’s Abundance Staff Veterinarians.

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Keith Somers is a registered
Independent Field Representative of Life’s Abundance products
and The HealthyPetNet Foundation

When contacting Life’s Abundance directly,
please use my ID# 20092539

Natural Healthy Treats for Dogs & Cats


Natural Healthy Treats
For Dogs & Cats

by Keith Somers,
Like Dog Wonders on My Facebook Business Page

Natural healthy treats, as a special reward, brings great enjoyment to your dog or cat.   And it makes us feel good, too. The very act of giving a treat helps to solidify the bond that we share with our companion animals.  Unfortunately, most of the pet snacks available on the market today are non-nutritive “junk foods” that could be dangerous to your pet’s health.  It’s important to remember that even if you feed your pet a diet of healthy food, mass-marketed treats can have a significant negative impact on his or her health.
Thankfully, you don’t have to abandon this great way to reward your pet.  There’s no reason treats can’t be nutritious and tasty.  At Life’s Abundance our natural healthy treats are as important as our food for nutrition and pleasure.  You have our guarantee—we do not create pet products simply on measures of taste or texture.
Natural healthy treats is a wholly unique approach in the pet product industry.  To address the dietary requirements and taste preferences of all dogs and cats, we’ve developed a wide array of oven-baked healthy treats, savory training treats and satisfying pork-hide treats. These yummy products are uniquely formulated by one of our company veterinarians, Dr. Jane Bicks, to target particular health needs, both through balanced nutrition and specific vitamins and herbal ingredients.

natural healthy treatsWe have lots of
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your dog will love:

  •  Antioxidant Health Bars
  • Gourmet Dental Treats
  • Wholesome Hearts, Low-Fat Treats
  • Tasty Rewards Training Treats
  • Porky Puffs Treats
  • Buffalo Bully Sticks
  • Baked Treats
  • Buffalo Lung Fillets
  • Dog Treat Sampler Pack

We also have
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your cat will enjoy:

  • Chicken, herring & liver meals
  • Guaranteed vitamin C & E, omega-3’s, DHA & EPA
  • Healthier hair can minimize hairballs
  • Made in the USA

At Life’s Abundance, we’re driven by a desire to affect positive change in your dog’s and cat’s health, and that’s reflected in every single joyous bite. Most Nutritious Pet Food

Keith Somers
is a registered Executive Independent Field Representative
of Life’s Abundance products,  the Healthy PetNet Foundation, and
a member of The Healthy Pet Challenge Team

Healthy Dog Treats Are Absolutely Necessary

Healthy Dog Treats
Are  Absolutely Necessary

by Keith Somers  /  Like  Dog Wonders on Facebook

Few things bring more enjoyment to your dog than the reward of  healthy dog treats.  The very act of giving a treat helps to strengthen the bond that we share with our companion animals.

healthy dog treats
We want your companion animals to enjoy the best life has to offer!
healthy dog treats

Unfortunately, many of the dog treats available on the market today are non-nutritive “junk treats”, that could be harmful to your dog’s long-term health. Look at your current Ingredient Label—none of the following should be on the list, not one:

  • NO wheat, or wheat gluten
  • NO corn, or corn gluten
  • NO soy or soy gluten
  • NO artificial colors
  • NO artificial flavors
  • NO chemical preservatives
  • NO meat meal or bone meal
  • NO animal fat
  • NO sugars
  • NO animal by-products

Treats should be packed with wholesome premium nutrients such as:

  • apples
  • peanut butter
  • honey
  • oatmeal
  • stabilized rice bran
  • brown rice
  • ground flax seed
  • flax seed oil
  • rolled oats
  • dried whole eggs
  • cranberries
  • carrots
  • vitamin A, E, C, and beta-carotene
  • calcium
  • phosphorous
  • L-Carnitine
  • high quality protein
  • Omega 3 fatty acids

For the most part your pet eats the same food every day.   With some variation between dry or wet food, treats and supplements, it is crucial that a right choice in each of these products be made.  Your dog or cat’s long-term health, happiness and life is at stake!

Click below to see:  Chew Treats, Training Treats, Baked Treats, Dental Treats, and more, yummy, nutritious choices.

 We want your companion animals to enjoy the best life has to offer!
healthy dog treats

Keith Somers is a registered
Independent Field Representative of Life’s Abundance products
and The HealthyPetNet Foundation

When contacting Life’s Abundance directly,
please use my ID# 20092539

Dog Treat Recall Alert This Week

Dog Treat Recall Alert
Possible Contamination with Mold

  by Keith Somers / Dog Wonders on Facebook

dog treat recall
Yesterday, September 25, 2014, Kong Aussie Sticks were quietly removed  from PetSmart stores.   The dog treat recall was made by JAKKS Pacific.   The manufacturer, located in Walnut, California, said that it was due to possible contamination with mold.

A company spokesperson said by an email:  “The products were not dried properly so a small percentage of finished goods have gone moldy.  Majority of the product is fine, and the mold was caught at our DC (Distribution Center?), but some product may have made it to PetSmart so we are recalling all the product at PetSmart and destroying all the product we have at our DC.   The product can be returned to PetSmart for a full refund.”

Dog Treat Recall Sold
Only In PetSmart Stores

It seems that this product was sold only at PetSmart stores.  The products that have been recalled have the following numbers:

  • Item 75559—best before 01/30/16
  • Item 75560—best before 01/31/16

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA regulated pet food products by going to

Canadian citizens can report any health or safety issues related to the use of this product.  Just fill out a Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

Dog Treat Recalls Happen,
You Can Guard Against Them

Please keep in mind that all of the ingredients in any treats you give your family pets must be fresh.   Additionally, they must clearly add to the overall quality of your dog’s nutrient intake.  This is very important.  Long-haul, “junk” treats can be harmful.  So, be careful, and know what to look for when you make your purchase.  They depend on you to choose wisely.

Would you would like to know more about what makes treats fresh, wholesome and nutritious?

Here is a great article on the subject:

Dog Treat Recall

Keith Somers is a registered
Independent Field Representative of Life’s Abundance products
and The HealthyPetNet Foundation

When contacting Life’s Abundance directly,
please use my ID# 20092539