If you check the labels on grocery store foods, you’ve probably already begun to see that the list of ingredients doesn’t always tell the whole truth about what’s in your food. The same goes for your pets’ food and treats. Behind innocent-sounding words like “meat byproducts” and “meat meal” are horrific manufacturing practices that would turn your stomach.
The well-known phrase “meat byproducts” is a misnomer since these byproducts contain little, if any, meat. These are the parts of the animal left over after the meat has been stripped away from the bone. “Chicken by-products include head, feet, entrails, lungs, spleen, kidneys, brain, liver, stomach, bones, blood, intestines, and any other part of the carcass not fit for human consumption,” writes Henry Pasternak in Healing Animals with Nature’s Cures.
Preservatives in dog and cat foods keep the foods seemingly fresh for long periods of time: “Unfortunately, harmful chemical preservatives and other artificial additives are the norm in most pet foods. Some are intentionally added by the manufacturer, while others come from the herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides used by farmers to boost crop yields,” Pasternak writes. While some pet food companies have decided to use less harmful preservatives and natural preservatives, most pet food companies don’t find these ingredients to be cost effective.
Open Range All Natural Pet Treats are produced from free range beef with no additives and preservatives. In fact, if humans themselves wanted to chew on one of our Bully Sticks or Beef Chompers – at least they could do so knowing that all Open Range All Natural Pet Treats are natural, healthy treat!!