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Sawdust in commercial dog food?

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Old November 2nd 18, 10:16 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Default Sawdust in commercial dog food?

On Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 1:00:00 AM UTC-6, johnrosoff wrote:
A friend works for what used to be Santa Fe R.R. and he told me that
shipments of sawdust to dog food manufacturers is common. I find it hard to
believe that cellulose is used in dog food. Anyone know anything about

This is an old thread, but since people still read these, thought I'd post. Sawdust, known as Vegetable Cellulose, is indeed in pet foods and some people foods. It's a cheap filler made from wood. The worst thing about it is that the sawdust absorbs all the vitamins and nutrients of the foods eaten and then carries it right out of the body. Pets fed Vegetable Cellulose (sawdust) on a regular basis can then get vitamin and mineral difficiencies and resulting diseases. Horribly bad stuff, approved by the USDA after some Big Corps promised big campaign donations if it was approved.... same as most things are approved in the US.

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