Are Some Dog-Food Proteins Dangerous?

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Did you know that there’s more than one protein source available in pet food? And one source could potentially impact your dogs health?

All proteins are not created equal and are rated on their different levels of amino acids and the ability of the protein to be broken down into amino acids.

These abilities are called your pet’s food biological value. Protein sources called “complete protein sources” contain the highest biological value which eggs carry the honor of being the food source which sets the standard that other proteins are judged against with a perfect score of ‘100’. Other near perfect sources of protein include fish meal, milk which have been given a value of 92. Interestingly bone meal, wheat and corn are scored around 45-55 and other things like hair and feathers, which are high in protein but low in digestibility, reach the bottom of the list of biological value.

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This web page is based on the research and conversations that we have had with various people and professionals on the subject of dogs and is not intended to replace veterinary care for your animals. We do not accept liability for errors or omissions. A vet, dog nutritionist or other trained professional should always be consulted with any canine concerns, or before changing any feeding or care regime. Also, treats are meant to be fed to your dog occasionally. If there is a food that is not healthy for your dog or you have any other concerns then consult your vet.

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