You know me, always looking for nutrition information. Remember “Say bye bye to by products”?…….. Well, I just dusted off my soap box and here I go again. Soybeans and soybean-related products can be found in an increasing number of commercially available pet food formulas, dry, semi-moist and wet, including many beautifully advertised, big selling brands, as well as veterinary formulas and prescription diets.
Soy is a plant protein used by pet food companies to boost protein content and add bulk. Because plant proteins are less expensive than meat proteins, pet food manufacturers use them to increase profit margins.
The ingredient label might not even say soy, as it is commonly listed as vegetable broth, textured vegetable protein or TVP, and perhaps other aliases.
The majority of experts on pet nutrition agree soy isn’t good nutrition for cats or dogs. It is considered a low-quality, incomplete protein well known to create food allergies in pets.
Soy has been linked to gas and deadly bloat in dogs. It is high in purines and is therefore a completely inappropriate protein source for urate-forming dogs. It is also high in silicates and promotes the formation of silica stones.
The carbohydrate action of soy can cause a rise in blood sugar in many cats. Soy is also linked to thyroid damage, and since hyperthyroidism is common in kitties, this is yet another reason it should not be part of a feline’s diet.
The ingestion of soybean products is also linked to seizures in both dogs and cats.
TOP DOG KITCHEN TREATS ARE CORN, WHEAT & SOY FREE & ARE BASED ON 100% PURITY. WE BEG YOU TO READ YOUR PET FOOD LABELS & MAKE A BETTER CHOICE in your pet’s nutrition.
Check your dog’s food ingredient labels. Banish soy!