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Pet Food Ingredients / Pet Food Safety
on November 12, 2018

Clean label pet food: Are reports of heavy metals reliable?

Non-nutritional mineral levels in pet foods are not likely an issue.

Periodically there is a news story regarding non-nutritional minerals (so-called “heavy metals”) measured in pet foods. Typically, it is sensationalized to create alarm in pet owners. The articles point toward minerals like arsenic, lead or mercury with the intent to provoke consumers to action. These minerals have also been in…

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