RE: That post going around about Beneful dog food
You know the one, where Beneful causes the dog to have diabetes and seizures and it’s a tragedy and don’t feed your dog this or they’ll die. Full disclosure: my dog had diabetes and died after a brain tumor began to cause untreatable seizures. I have the utmost sympathy for the dog owners, and I very much understand the search for answers.
HOWEVER, THE POST IS WRONG, and spreading this kind of misinformation is dangerous.
And because I am That Guy, I asked a vet–my sister–why. Here is what she said, pasted from her email:
There are things like this going around all the time. Last one I heard was that it was poisoning dogs b/c of the propylene glycol in it (that would be a preservative, they were thinking ethylene glycol). These are the same things you hear from anyone who is about all organic, grain free, raw diet bla bla bla.
Fun fact, if any of that were true Purina would be out of business. Now I do consider the Beneful more of a “junk food.” Still well balanced but the lower quality of the Purina brands. Lots of fat dogs on it b/c of just that. So basically they are very wrong, though you’ll never convince them of that.
PLEASE, research before you reblog. This is how we get ‘vaccines cause autism.’ At best you are causing a lot of undue stress to people. If you have concerns, ask a vet. They’ll be happy to help you.