Thursday, January 5, 2012

Anti-freeze as preservative in budget pet food

Important to read the labels on your pet food

cat and dogBudget-minded pet food with a semi-moist consistency frequently uses Propylene glycol as a food preservative. Propylene glycol is also known for its automotive uses under another name: antifreeze.

A high-profile class-action lawsuit made national headlines last year when 24-thousand people sued Menu Foods for distributing tainted pet food from China. Menu Foods is an umbrella organization that owns as many as 150 different brands, many of them are major-brands.

Antifreeze poisoning in pets results in kidney failure, and symptoms include excessive water intake, finicky eating habits and weight-loss. Reading the labels on dog or cat food can help save pets lives.


  1. Ethylene glycol is the type of antifreeze that is poisonous. Propylene glycol is a non-toxic antifreeze (and food additive). It will NOT poison your pet.

  2. Thank you for the comment. This was reposted from a news article. I will do some research further as I don't want to be putting out incorrect information -


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