Carrageenan – a common canned cat food ingredient you need to know about and avoid

Carrageenan is a common thickener and emulsifier used in industry to improve the texture of ice cream, yogurt, cottage cheese, soy milk and other processed foods. It also is in many canned cat foods.

This all too common food additive is extracted from a red seaweed, Chondrus crispus, which is popularly known as Irish moss. Carrageenan, which has no nutritional value.

This is what our trusted friend Susan Thixton has to say about with regards to cats and dogs in her Petsumer Report:

http://truthaboutpetfood2.com/show-the-science-carrageenan

And for people, Andrew Weill, MD doesn’t like it either!

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA401181/Is-Carrageenan-Safe.html

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