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Science Diet using Dried Grapes in Dog Food?
« on: February 25, 2018, 11:59:02 AM »
SAY WHAT? Grapes and raisins kill dogs!

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Grapes are a well known toxin to dogs, why is Science Diet using “dried grape pomace” in some varieties of dog food? AAFCO has not defined the ingredient, why is Science Diet using an ingredient that is not defined (not legal)?

Fiona Macken owns Dawgs & Divas – an independent pet food store in Fort Madison, IA. Fiona keeps updated on pet nutrition issues and regulations governing pet food (she even owns the AAFCO Official Publication – the pet food regulations book). When a customer brought her a label from a dog food asking her to give opinion on the product – Fiona noticed a concerning ingredient. The dog food – Hill’s Science Diet Adult Small and Toy Breed dry – – the ingredient – “dried grape pomace”.

Fiona referred to her AAFCO Official Publication (OP). Knowing her pet food regulations, she knew that each and every ingredient included in any pet food must be legally defined. Tomato and apple pomace are defined, but grape pomace is not. Next Fiona turned to the FDA website for ingredients Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) in animal food. The ingredient was not listed as GRAS.



Found at: http://truthaboutpetfood.com/science-diet-using-dried-grapes-in-dog-food/
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Re: Science Diet using Dried Grapes in Dog Food?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2018, 12:05:27 PM »
I looked it up, and it definitely lists it in it:

https://www.hillspet.com/dog-food/sd-adult-small-and-toy-breed-dog-food-dry

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Chicken Meal, Whole Grain Wheat, Brewers Rice, Whole Grain Sorghum, Soybean Meal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Pork Fat, Soybean Oil, Chicken Liver Flavor, Flaxseed, Lactic Acid, Pork Flavor, Carrots, Spinach, Dried Grape Pomace, Dried Tomato Pomace, Dried Citrus Pulp, Iodized Salt, Oat Fiber, Choline Chloride, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Potassium Chloride, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene

https://www.hillspet.com/dog-food/sd-canine-adult-7-plus-small-and-toy-breed-dry

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Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Wheat, Brewers Rice, Whole Grain Sorghum, Soybean Mill Run, Pork Fat, Soybean Meal, Flaxseed, Soybean Oil, Chicken Liver Flavor, Lactic Acid, Carrots, Spinach, Dried Citrus Pulp, Dried Tomato Pomace, Dried Grape Pomace, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Oat Fiber, Lipoic Acid, Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Carnitine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene.

https://www.hillspet.com/dog-food/pd-bd-canine-dry

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Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Pork Fat, Brewers Rice, Soybean Mill Run, Soybean Meal, Flaxseed, Fish Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, Lactic Acid, Egg Product, Soybean Oil, Carrots, Spinach, Dried Citrus Pulp, Dried Tomato Pomace, Dried Grape Pomace, Potassium Chloride, Oat Fiber, Lipoic Acid, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Choline Chloride, L-Lysine, Iodized Salt, Calcium Carbonate, L-Tryptophan, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Carnitine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene
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Re: Science Diet using Dried Grapes in Dog Food?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2018, 12:05:58 PM »
If you fed your dog one of the above 3 foods and your pet became ill, please report the issue to FDA.

https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/ReportaProblem/ucm182403.htm

 
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Re: Science Diet using Dried Grapes in Dog Food?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2018, 12:13:50 PM »
For a description of grape pomace:

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Everyone knows that juice from Sonoma County wine grapes ends up in the bottle, but what happens to the seeds, skins, stems and solid matter that are left behind after the grapes are crushed?

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/4009143-181/turning-wine-waste-into-gold?gallery=2298237
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Re: Science Diet using Dried Grapes in Dog Food?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2018, 12:31:16 PM »
If the other ingredients don't send a person running, in the opposite direction... the dried grape pomace probably won't. 
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Re: Science Diet using Dried Grapes in Dog Food?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2018, 01:01:16 PM »
If the other ingredients don't send a person running, in the opposite direction... the dried grape pomace probably won't. 


Well people should know that grapes are listed on the dog-toxic-lists found everywhere.
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Re: Science Diet using Dried Grapes in Dog Food?
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2018, 02:58:48 PM »
Well people should know that grapes are listed on the dog-toxic-lists found everywhere.

I totally agree!  Hills just makes me sick...
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