Is Kibble Making Your Dog Fat? Most puppy parents think they’re making good choices by feeding their dogs the brand name kibble they see on TV. But the truth is, commercial kibble contains overwhelming amounts of one the worst ingredients for your dog’s health: Starch.
So, if studies continue to show the negative effects of empty carbohydrates on our dogs, why is starch still used so heavily when making kibble? Because in order to keep its shape, kibble relies on starch to be a binder because, without it, you’d be buying a bag of over-heated crumbly powder.
Without starch, they wouldn’t have a product to sell you so kibble companies use corn, rice and wheat starch with a recent push towards veggie starches like potatoes, peas or tapioca or other fillers… under the idea that grains and veggies are healthy….