5 December, 2010 at 5:52 pm #42131
Carrageenan, Bad for your pet.
Many foods, including pet foods, include chemicals known as gums such as carrageenan. Gums help to thicken and emulsify (help liquids stay mixed) foods. Carrageenan is a seaweed extract. Soâ€¦is it safe in pet food?
In â€œReview of harmful gastrointestinal effects of carrageenan in animal experimentsâ€ By J. K. Tobacman from the College of Medicine, University of Iowa, carrageenan doesnâ€™t get a very good (safe) review. â€œReview of these data demonstrated that exposure to undegraded as well as to degraded carrageenan was associated with the occurrence of intestinal ulcerations and neoplasms.â€ In 1972 the FDA â€œconsidered restricting dietary carrageenan â€¦this resolution did not prevail, and no subsequent regulation has restricted use.â€ In 1982 the International Agency for Research on Cancer identified â€œsufficient evidence for the carcinogenicity of degraded carrageenan in animals to regard it as posing a carcinogenic risk to humans.â€ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1242073/
If your cat food contains this substance it is not good for your pet.
If you are looking for a cat food without carrageenan. you may want to Try
Halo Spot’s Stew Wholesome Chicken Recipe Canned Cat Food, also comes in Wholesome Turkey, Wholesome Lamb, Succulent Salmon, Wholesome Chicken
Ingredients:for the Wholesome Chicken Recipe Canned Cat Food are
Chicken, chicken broth, chicken liver, carrots, zucchini, green peas, yellow squash, green beans, celery, turkey, calcium citrate, potassium chloride, guar gum, konjac, dicalcium phosphate, sodium ascorbate, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, flaxseed oil, minerals (iron amino acid chelate, zinc amino acid chelate, cobalt amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate, manganese amino acid chelate, sodium selenite, potassium iodide), vitamins (vitamin E, A, D3, B12 supplements, thiamine mononitrate niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, biotin), choline chloride, dried kelp, taurine, garlic powder, beta carotene.(garlic is in minute amounts, they are presently looking for a formula without it.)
None of these recipies contain carrageenan they also make a dry food
in chicken , turkey and seafood flavors all without carrageenan the seafood and turkey are sensitive formula.
Ingredients: for the turkey sensitive formula are
Turkey, pea protein, whole dried eggs, oats, pearled barley, vegetable broth, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), pea flour, turkey liver, salmon, flaxseed, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), pea fiber, sweet potatoes, apples, blueberries, green beans, carrots, cranberries, zucchini, alfalfa, inulin, calcium sulfate, potassium chloride, taurine, salt, folic acid, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, cobalt proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, choline bitartrate, niacin, pantothenic acid, ascorbic acid, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, lactobacillus acidophilus, bifidobacterium longum, enterococcus faecium, lactobacillus plantarum, calcium iodate, sodium selenite
NO carrageenan and NO garlic5 December, 2010 at 5:56 pm #622167
AZDEBRA 5/27 & crewParticipant
Thanks for the info Lou
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