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Sodium Tripolyphosphate (STPP) in dog food

Sodium Tripolyphosphate (also called STPP or E451) is added to dog foods as a preservative and to help moist foods to retain moisture so that they appear fresher for longer.

Although STPP is generally recognised as safe, it has been listed by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health as a possible neurotoxin and is widely recognised as a mild skin irritant. We therefore recommend steering clear of foods containing STPP, especially if your dog is prone to skin problems.

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Tracey Spencer 5 years ago

might want to check sources as STPP is an important part of a growing dogs diet to stop plaque build up on teeth. u can also use HMP if you are scared of this

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Tumbleweed7 6 years ago

I'd like to find a good quality brand of canned dog food that DOES NOT contain TSPP. Anyone know of a brand that doesn't contaminate their product with it?

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Louise Dean Tumbleweed7 5 years ago

Nature's Select pet food!

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