The “dissolve-in-water” diet dogfoods are often marketed as being made with “detergent ingredients” that “dampen the growth of harmful bacteria.”
However, the Food and Drug Administration recently issued a warning that these products contain a variety of potentially harmful ingredients.
“Many of these ingredients are found in other food products, including processed meat, cheese, and baked goods, which can cause digestive issues and allergies,” the FDA warned in a September report.
“There are many ingredients that can contribute to foodborne illness and illness-related deaths.”
The FDA’s new warning was a response to a growing body of evidence that suggests dog food is contaminated with bacteria, and not just from a dog’s food itself.
“It’s not like people just throw out their food,” said Lisa Krumholz, a health economist at the University of Chicago who specializes in food safety.
“The problem is when it comes to pet food, it’s often just a matter of getting in contact with the wrong person.”
In other words, the only way to know if your pet’s food is potentially dangerous is to go to the restaurant.
“What is the risk?”
“If you’re looking for the risk of foodborne disease, I think it’s more about people getting sick and dying.”
The Food and Drugs Administration says that food and food preparation can pose serious risks when people are exposed to it.
“Some foods are intended for human consumption, and they can also be consumed by dogs and cats,” the agency said in its September report, citing a study conducted by researchers at Cornell University.
The researchers found that dogs that ate the “dewy dog food,” for example, were more likely to get sick and die from foodborne illnesses.
But there are other types of dog food that may pose a higher risk of contamination.
“Disease-related diseases are more common in dogs than cats,” Krumhels said.
Some dog owners report having their dogs eat food containing a variety, or all, of the above ingredients.
These include “dairy and other milk-derived products,” dog food made with milk, meat, or egg, and dog food cooked in hot water, according to the FDA.
There are also other food ingredients that are potentially hazardous, including “foods and ingredients that contain salt, fat, or other chemicals,” according to a recent FDA study.
These potentially hazardous ingredients include many ingredients used in traditional food processing.
They include the following: “diluted sodium” (sodium chloride, which is a salt)