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Commercial Dog Foods Contribute to Health Issues

Dog food is created from inferior, non-human grade foods. Ingredients even the FDA says humans can’t eat. Yet, we’re feeding this to our dogs. Every day. For their entire lives. These processed foods labeled nutritional, everything your dog needs, and balanced, are anything but that. Pet food manufacturers have one goal…profit. Sadly, the health of your dog is compromised as a result.

Is this how you want to feed your dog?



This process that creates an adverse environment in which to build your dog’s bones, organs and coat. Inferior foods can result in cell inflammation in your dog. Cellular inflammation can result in many common ailments and more serious diseases that shorten or decrease the quality of your dog’s life. As a result, we are strong advocates of a fresh, whole-food diet for your dog. 


Commercial dog food, even the high-end premium dog foods all have inherent issues leading to acute and chronic health issues in your pet. Pet food manufacturers have convinced pet owners that their products have everything your dog needs to lead a long and healthy lifestyle. Here’s why commercial dog food is not the best choice for your dog(s), and why we are strong advocates for a fresh, whole-food, diet.

Commercial Dog Food Pict


The problems associated with commercial dog food starts with the processing required to turn food into dry kibble. The extrusion/rendering process uses heat which destroys the original minerals, vitamins and nutrients. Dog food manufacturers then add back in these essential nutrients, in a non-food form, that is not as readily accessible by the body as are the original food source. Additionally, dog food companies will typically add in coloring, preservatives, flavor enhancers and other additives during processing…just to make the food more appealing to the human eye.

Food Sources

Commercial dog food isn’t always created from the best food sources. While the food may have come from an animal, they may use non-human grade parts or worse what is termed “meat-by-products”. Not sure about you, but we don’t want to feed our pets commercial dog food made from inferior food sources.

Commercial Dog Food Inferior Food Sources
Commercial Dog Food Filler Wheat


Often to keep commercial dog foods affordable, manufacturers will use carbohydrate fillers such as corn, wheat or soy. In most cases, you dog does not need those items to have a complete diet. Thus, these items are present to make your dog feel fuller longer. These foods have been known to contribute to allergies or food sensitivities in dogs.

Water Content

Dry kibble is dry because it typically only contains about 10% water, unlike fresh, whole-foods at around 70%. This means your dog will have to consume considerable volumes of water to aid in digestion. Depending on your dog’s health issues, this can cause the kidneys to work overtime to process these foods.

Water Content of Foods

Pet Food Recalls

Additionally, over the years we’ve seen more and more pet food recalls, for a variety of reasons, scaring the heck out of pet owners. The FDA does not regulate dog foods the way they do human foods. They leave it to the pet food manufacturers to self-regulate themselves. As a result, many unsuitable items may end up in your dog’s food without you even knowing. Click to see latest recalls.


Pet food manufacturers have convinced pet owners that their products have everything your dog needs to lead a long and healthy lifestyle. Commercial dog food, even the high-end premium dog foods, all have inherent issues that could lead to many common acute and chronic health issues in your pet.

HEALTH ISSUES Commercial Dog Food

Your dog is what he/she eats!

Feeding your dog a diet of commercial dog food often creates structural issues at the cellular level. What do we mean? Just like humans, a dog’s body is what he/she eats. Consuming inferior foods or foods that have undergone extreme processing or have coloring and additives, you can expect your dog will be constructed with inferior cells. Remember, healthy dogs start from the inside out.

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Diabetes
  • Ear Infections 
  • Epilepsy/Seizures
  • Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Heart Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Obesity 
  • Pancreatitis
  • Parvo or Corona Virus
  • Skin Conditions

The information offered by MBARQ Solutions is intended to provide general guidance. Nothing on the web site or our menu plans constitutes veterinary advice. We are not veterinarians. We are nutritional experts who’s menu plans are intended to work alongside traditionary veterinary protocols.