Some Common Pet Foods Contaminants
1. Ethylene Glycol - This is a chemical compound commonly called an antifreeze, that can be found in an automobiles radiator. Dogs seemed to be attracted to this chemical, however, ingestion of this antifreezed can lead to healthy problems including kidney failure.
2. Melamine - Another chemical compound that is used to make dinnerware, platics, and other products. It was also added in pet foods to increased its protein content, but proved to be damaging that affects various organs including kidneys, and reproductive organs.
3. Cyanuric Acid - A compound used in many industrials applicatioins including bleach manufacturing, and others. It can be also be found in some livestock feeds in small amounts allowed by FDA, however, it also found its way in pet foods. The presence of cyanuric acid can also affect kidney health.
4. Microbial - These include Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria just to name a few common microorganishms that were found in some pet foods.
5. Vitamin D - It was also determined that an elevated or excess concentration of Vitamin D were also found in various types of pet foods. Vitamin D is essential in a diet, however, too much of this compound can lead to various health problems including kidney failure, vomiting, and sometimes death.