Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed Fruit, Fat Free Snacks, (80-0.9oz. Pouches Per Box)
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You’ll see at least three colors: red, orange, and purple gummy fruits. Many food manufacturers use synthetic color dyes to make the gummy candies interesting and appealing to attract children. Too much sugar consumption can affect your canine’s digestive system because excess sugar intake can disrupt the balance of bacteria that is needed to properly digest food. When this happens, your pup may vomit or have diarrhea. The Food and Agriculture Organization and World Health Organization states that the acceptable daily intake of Red 40 should be 3.2 mg per pound of body weight. This means an average dog that weighs 70 pounds can safely consume 224 mg of Red 40.
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When dogs eat food or candy with too much sugar, it affects their body and health. Here’s what can happen to their bodies: If this can happen to humans and mice, think about what it is doing to our furry friends when we feed them food containing artificial dyes. Red 40 is unnecessary in dog food. With that said, you should avoid feeding your furry friends food with coloring additives.
Blue 1 is another artificial food dye. It is a synthetic dye that adds the color blue to processed foods. Unfortunately, Blue 1 is made from coal tar. While it is approved by both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and European Food Safety Authority, it can cause allergic reactions in humans.
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There have been studies that Blue 1 may cause cancer in animals. It also does not provide any nutritional benefits and does more harm than good. For example, Blue 1 can cause your brain to turn blue since it can cross the blood vein barrier in your brain. In mice, it has shown to affect reproduction, and cancer cells. Sodium citrate is usually an ingredient in canine medications. It is used as a lubricant or fecal softener. It is also used to help respiration in dogs when they are under anesthesia. Only a small dose is necessary. Based on this information alone, it is not an ingredient that I would want my furry friends to consume. Carnauba wax (Safe in small amount)We are committed to offering the best value to our members, with a satisfaction guarantee on both your membership and merchandise. It’s best to keep artificial flavors away from our canine friends. As the term suggests, artificial flavors are not natural flavors. They are flavor additives that were prepared by flavor chemists or flavorists to mimic the taste of natural flavors and ingredients.