These Dog Food Preservatives Could Be Toxic to Your Pet
When fed daily for a lifetime, synthetic dog food preservatives could be toxic to your pet.
Although animal fats are a crucial part of every dog food, they’re also subject to spoilage — becoming rancid not too long after manufacture.
So, to extend the shelf life of any pet food, suppliers must add a preservative to many fat or oil ingredients.
Yet food preservatives aren’t all the same. They can be classified as either natural — or artificial.
Natural preservatives are typically made from vitamins C or E. You’ll usually find them on a dog food ingredients list using some form of the words “tocopherol” or “ascorbate”.