Interesting Study on Dog Bloat
Purdue University has published an interesting study on dog bloat, providing two clues to pet owners to possibly prevent bloat.
Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), known as bloat, is a deadly condition. Purdue University has published a paper with some very interesting findings. Their study, which started with 1991 dogs, discovered new findings of an increased risk of bloat for dogs consuming dry foods containing fat among the first four ingredients or dog foods containing citric acid (used as a preservative). http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/dissertations/AAI3099198/
The Purdue study also found that dry foods containing a rendered meat meal (as example meat and bone meal) with bone significantly decreased the risk of bloat. On the other side of the fence in regards to meat meals containing bone; EWG.org’s recent study showed a dangerous risk of high levels of fluoride in pet foods containing bone. http://www.ewg.org/pethealth/report/fluoride-in-dog-food/healtheffects
If you have a large breed dog prone to bloat, the Purdue study is worth your time.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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