After doing months of research, I have discovered that not only does human processed food have chemicals and loads of soy in them, but also our pets food. I cannot believe that some of these foods are even allowed to be sold. I have been buying a food for my Macaw and did not even think to look at the ingredients in it, because a Vet recommended it a long time ago. Propylene glycol is one of the ingredients in the bird food. Do you know what Propylene glycol is………..go to this link and take a look. You may be as shocked as I was.
Here is a highlight(but you should read the whole article): Propylene glycol is a component in newer automotive antifreezes and de-icers used at airports. BUT yet is an approved food additive for dog food under the category of animal feed and is generally recognized as safe for dogs. Similarly, propylene glycol is an approved food additive for human food as well.
Well, this ingredient is in my bird’s food that was recommended by a Veterinarian. The other ingredients is Soy Protein, which is basically just a filler in almost anything now. Most human processed foods and our pets too. I have found soy protein in potato chips, different processed meats, TV dinners and even ice cream. It is in the bird food, I have seen it in cheaper brands of dog and cat food. They say it is natural, organic but do you know that it is bad for you.
Don’t limit yourself and read only the links I posted, this is just a few.
These are just two ingredients ….what about the rest that you can’t even pronounce.
I went searching for an safe bird food to feed my Macaw. Do you know how bad I feel to know I am feeding her a food a Vet recommended but is bad for her. It is poisoning my Macaw. I can’t even believe it is allowed on the shelves and to be sold. I look all over Sierra Vista for a healthy bird food. There is not any to be had here, so I went online. Voila!!! I love the internet, you can find anything anymore. I ordered her new bird food and will be here soon. J
Please, just a word of caution…..read the ingredients of what you are buying for not only yourself but for your pets too. Check your dog food, cat food, bird food and any pet food you are buying. Read the ingredients, if you don't know what it is look it up. A little reseach and some of your time will save your pets life and a Vet visit down the road. They will live longer healthier lives. If I don’t know what the ingredient is, I look it up. I have spent months looking into this. Do you know I go through the grocery store and will not buy or even look at and be tempted by more than half the products in the store. Not only am I healthier and feeling better but it makes grocery shopping go faster. J