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Re: Why Alfalfa is not recommended in pet foods
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 07:09:45 PM »
If more people knew about some of the problems of growing alfalfa, they'd look at it with a lot of skepticism when they go buying those sprouts for their salads.

That's one of those plants that white mold likes growing on.
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Re: Why Alfalfa is not recommended in pet foods
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 04:11:12 AM »
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If you’re feeding a lesser quality commercial pet food with alfalfa in the top half of the ingredient panel, my recommendation is to transition your pet to a better quality formula. Chances are the pet food manufacturer is using alfalfa as a cheap replacement for the meat-based protein your pet needs to be healthy. As I mentioned earlier, plant protein is an unsuitable primary source of protein for dogs and cats.

A replacement for meat protein... wow. 
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