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Serving the Sanford and 

Southern Pines areas of North Carolina

Category: Chicken Flavor Dog Food

One of the most popular flavors of dog food is chicken.  Chickens are inexpensive to raise, so chicken flavor dog food tends to be less expensive than other animal protein sources.  It’s a nutritious protein and not as devastating to the environment as beef.  That said, chickens spread diseases to wild birds.  Chicken feed (soy and other grains) leads to deforestation and environmental contamination with pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.

Chicken is also a common food allergy in dogs.  About 17% of dogs with food allergies are allergic to chicken.  And chicken is found in a LOT of dog foods.  Dogs with chicken allergies can cross-react to other poultry species and fish.