Are by-products safe for dogs?

Posted on: February 24, 2014

Safe, Healthy Animal By-Products

Your dog’s health is closely tied to his diet. Creating dog foods that provide a complete and balanced nutritional profile requires safe, healthy ingredients. By-products are the co-product of food ingredients, including portions of an animal that are less commonly used in the U.S. human food supply, but which can provide important nutritional benefits.

They are an important source of nutrients like protein, vitamins, and minerals which are vital to your dog’s health.  When combined with meat and grains, by-products help achieve that balanced nutritional profile your dog needs.

Quality Safe By-products                          

Purina® dog foods are formulated with by-products that not only meet our high standards, but also the guidelines of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) and regulatory standards of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These valuable ingredients are sourced from non-rendered, clean parts derived from animals and poultry.

Nutritional By-products in Purina® Dog Foods

The by-products selected for Purina dog foods must meet our guidelines based upon the standards established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). Our by-products may include meat trimmings, lungs, spleen, liver, and kidneys from the non-rendered, clean parts of animals and poultry. Purina pet food products do not use feathers, hide, hair, hooves, and intestinal contents of animals. All Purina dog foods are regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Your dog has broad dietary needs that include healthy sources of protein, carbohydrate, fat, minerals and vitamins. If we can be of additional assistance, please speak with us at 800-778-7462.

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