Dangers of
Semi Moist Dog Food


I ran across this information I posted on semi moist dog food some years ago. If you or anyone you know feeds this stuff, this is for you because it's often toxic.

I read the ingredients maybe twenty five years ago, and aghast, I put the nasty stuff back on the shelf.

Ten years ago I looked after two little dogs when their owners were off on vacation and was shocked that Purina Moist and Meaty was all she had in the cupboard. No wonder she was always complaining about her little dogs having all sorts of health problems. 

There was more sugar in it than meat not to mention the most dangerous preservative ethoxyquin, which is banned in most countries.

I decided to update this information but went to Purina's website to see if they'd upgraded the ingredients. I couldn't even find the ingredients on their website. Instead they had pictures of all the lovely meats and other ingredients they say they use in all their products.

My next stop was doing a search on the internet. Took some time but I finally found the ingredients on Amazon where it has a rating of 4.9 stars!

Turns out there still isn't any food in it. Take a look. By the way beef by- products are not beef:


INGREDIENTS: Beef by-product, soy grits, soy flour, high fructose corn syrup, wheat flour, water, corn syrup, beef, phosphoric acid, calcium carbonate, salt, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), sorbic acid (a preservative), dried cheese powder (predominantly cheddar cheese), calcium propionate (a preservative), DL-Methionine, choline chloride, added color (Yellow 6, Red 40, Yellow 5 and other color), zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate,
ethoxyquin (a preservative), Vitamin E supplement, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite. A-4104

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One of the tricks here is by splitting up the high fructose corn syrup and regular corn syrup, sugars don't have to be at the beginning of the ingredients list.

Candy for our dog's main meal? Don't we have enough dogs with diabetes?

What is Ethoxyquin?

Ethoxyquin was concocted back in the 1950s as a rubber stabilizer for tires. While it preserves food forever, it's also considered a huge health risk and is banned in many countries, yet not for pets in United States. 

Here's what research has shown:

Researchers in Australia, Norway and Mexico found significant damage to both liver and kidneys from ethoxyquin.

Ethoxyquin is associated with skin and hair coat problems, immune disorders, thyroid, pancreas and behavior disorders, cancer and death.

I'm not even going to discuss the beef by-products because you'll cry.

To Sum up Moist Dog Food

While I haven't read all the ingredient labels to all the current moist dog foods on the market, the bottom line is this:

Stop listening to advertisers and ratings by those who are clueless. Learn to read ingredient labels.

Note: if you decide to switch to kibble; right behind these little toxic packets of food are ...Beneful, Alpo, Old Roy, Kibbles & Bits, Purina Dog Chow and Hills Science Diet.

The Truth About Commercial Dog Food

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