The most problematic ingredient in meat-based dog food is the meat itself. There have been multiple recalls in pet food over the past years and almost all of them because of some form of contamination associated with meat-based dog foods.

Recalls tend to be associated with mycotoxins although globally they have been associated with toxic chemicals like Melamine, euthanasia drugs and animal growth hormones.

The major producers of dog food have been subject to recalls – Pedigree, Purina, Hills Pet Nutrition

Furthermore, an allergy to meat is one of the most common food sensitivities found in dogs. A 2016 study found that  236 dogs with allergies to animal-based ingredients versus only 77 with allergies to plant-based ingredients.

Further to this we do not include wheat, corn or soy in Bonza as these are the 3 ingredients that dogs are most likely to have an allergy to, albeit it at significantly less prevalent rate than to meat-based ingredients.

In studies undertaken on the most common allergenic ingredients for dogs these were the findings - beef (34 %), dairy products (17 %), chicken (15 %), wheat (13 %) and lamb (5 %). Other commonly reported offending food sources were soy (6 %), corn (4 %), egg (4 %), pork (2 %), fish and rice (2 % each).

Symptoms of a food allergy are usually itchy skin, paws, or ears or digestive disturbances such as vomiting or diarrhoea. Other more subtle changes can also occur, including hyperactivity, weight loss, lack of energy, and even aggression.

In addition to this only plants contain the most powerful of all health-giving nutrients, phytonutrients. These potent compounds, which give fruit and vegetables their rainbow colours, have both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties contributing to preventative health support for your dog. These phytonutrients contribute to supporting your dogs joints and mobility, eye health, mental health and wellbeing, digestive and immune health, skin and coat condition, heart health and energy.

Bonza's proprietary PhytoPlus® is a blend of nutraceuticals designed to elevate your dog's food beyond simple nutrition to a food that provides natural and holistic approach to supporting their very best health throughout their life.

Bonza is a naturally hypoallergenic, 100% plant-based dog food formulated to deliver complete, and balanced, nutrition and nose-to-tail good health for your dog.

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