Author Topic: How To Prevent Your Dog From Ingesting Too Much Fluoride  (Read 596 times)

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In 2009, an Environmental Working Group (EWG) study found that 8 out of 10 major national dog food brands contained fluoride in amounts up to 2.5 times higher than the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) national drinking water standard.1

In all eight cases, the suspected ingredients containing excess fluoride were bone meal and animal byproducts. According to the lead researcher of the EWB-sponsored study, Olga Naidenko, Ph.D.:

"Due to a failed regulatory system and suspect practices by some in the pet food industry, countless dogs may be ingesting excessive fluoride that could put them at risk."

The eight dog foods containing high levels of fluoride contained chicken byproduct meal, poultry byproduct meal, chicken meal, beef and bone meal.

We can conclude from the study results that the primary culprits are animal byproducts and bone meal. (Not all chicken meals contain internal organs and bones — some are made exclusively from muscle meat.)



Read more at: http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2017/01/25/dog-foods-contain-high-fluoride-levels.aspx
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Re: How To Prevent Your Dog From Ingesting Too Much Fluoride
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 10:16:37 PM »
Heck, if you're on city water there's a good chance they're ingesting flouride in the water, anyway.  And BTW, flouride takes the places where iodine would go in the body, which can affect the thyroid in the long term.
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Re: How To Prevent Your Dog From Ingesting Too Much Fluoride
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 05:00:52 AM »
Scary. Thanks for the alert.

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Re: How To Prevent Your Dog From Ingesting Too Much Fluoride
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 11:00:53 AM »
I mix their milky-water with bottled water. I'm too afraid of what Flouride might do to Vlad. It's rare as hen's teeth that they drink from the other bowl. With Vlad, it's more like washing his beard.
"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." Edward Hoagland
"Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog; but you're never friendless ever, if you have a dog."

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