According to a research study conducted by Cornucopia, carrageenan is found in more than 70 percent of canned pet food. This ingredient causes intestinal inflammation (inflammatory bowel disease) which can lead to cancer. Symptoms of this condition include weight loss, diarrhea, and vomiting.
2. Corn Syrup/Corn
conducted studies regarding diabetes reveal one in 400-500 dogs are diagnosed with diabetes that can be caused by the food sweetener corn syrup. The consumption of this sweetener can cause hyperactivity, weight gain, and a modification in mental behavior.
The internal remains of an animal are known as by-products, and it is found in many different types of dog food. By-products are food-fillers that can cause disease to spread through a dog’s organs, tissues, and cause tumors.
Like corn syrup, xylitol is a sweetener. This ingredient causes dogs to vomit, become lethargic, and experience loss of coordination. Chewing gum, chocolate, and other human foods contain xylitol. The consumption of a product containing this ingredient for dogs could cause hypoglycemia which is caused by a rapid release of insulin from the pancreas.
5. Propylene Glycol
Propylene Glycol can cause dogs to develop lesions within its intestines. These lesions could become cancerous. Intestinal blockage can be a result of the ingestion of this ingredient. Symptoms of this condition include loss of appetite, abdominal swelling, vomiting, and lethargy.
BHT is the acronym for butylated hydroxytoluene. It is used to preserve certain fats and oils within the food. It is suggested that BHT can cause cancerous tumors. Dogs may not be able to break down this chemical in their liver which could cause changes in behavior.