This is shocking news for the pet food industry and consumers. Heavy metal contamination has been found in alarmingly high numbers in samples of dog and cat food, from the cheap stuff all the way through the ultra premium brands.
As the truth comes out, I think the brands will be exposed. For now, they have just published the scientific paper in a journal showing the levels of contamination found in pet foods. Arsenic, for one, was found in dog food at 20 times the legal limit.
An excerpt ....
"Toxic Element Exposure for Dogs"
"A 50-lb dog eating 5 cups (500 g) a day of dry food or 1 large can of wet food (375 g) with the maximum contamination would be consuming about:
124 mcg (micrograms) of Arsenic (greater than 20 times Reference Dosage limit)
65 mcg of Cadmium (greater than 2 times Reference Dosage limit)
280 mcg of Mercury (greater than 120 times Reference Dosage limit)
5 mcg of Thallium (greater than 2 times Reference Dosage limit)
430 mcg Uranium (greater than 5 times Reference Dosage limit)
1200 mcg Vanadium (greater than 6 times Reference Dosage limit)"
"The average dry dog food exceed the Reference Dosage levels for many compounds and wet dog food had fewer results exceeding the human Reference Dosage limits."
"Dry dog food had the largest number of significant toxic metals overall."
"Seven samples of pet food contained significant amounts of Uranium from 500 to 2000 ppb."
This article is worth a look .....
Heavy Metal Pet Food Testing Paper Published
Hopefully when this information comes to light, some legislation will be enacted for tighter control of the pet food industry.