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Study Finds High Fluoride Levels in Dog Food
Linked to hormone disruption, thyroid problems and bone cancer in humans.
New dog bowl concern: High levels of fluoride from bone meal and byproducts.

A new study by the Environmental Working Group in Washington D.C. found fluoride levels 2.5 times greater than permitted for human consumption in eight out of ten dog food brands tested by an independent lab.

“While scientists have not determined how much fluoride is safe for dogs,” the EWC report states, “they have found that people who consume excessive fluoride often develop mottled teeth (dental fluorosis) and weakened bones, leading to more fractures. High fluoride consumption is also associated with reproductive and developmental system damage, neurotoxicity, hormonal disruption, and bone cancer.”

Although the study does not identify the brands by name, the EWG recommends avoiding dog food that contains bone meal and meat byproducts.

Read the full report.

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Submitted by Carolyn | July 4 2009 |

Now that's scary news ... I still don't trust commercial foods and home-prepare my dog's meals. But just when you think "it might be ok" -- surely the manufacturers learned something from 2007! -- some other news surfaces like this, which does not leave me feeling all warm and toasty.

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