What is Acrylamide in your pet food and how can Pet Wants help you to avoid it?

Pet Wants food is slow cooked at low temperatures, and this is crucial for several reasons. High-temperature cooking of pet food can lead to the formation of Acrylamide, a potential carcinogen, while also destroying vital amino acids your pet requires.

Acrylamide is produced when pet food is subjected to constant temperatures exceeding 285 degrees. This occurs due to the Maillard Reaction, a chemical reaction between natural sugars and the essential amino acid Asparagine. Acrylamide is concerning because studies indicate it may act as a genotoxic carcinogen, capable of interacting with your pet’s cellular DNA and potentially causing cancer.

Moreover, the Maillard Reaction has a detrimental effect on amino acids. Out of the 20 amino acids, ten are considered “essential amino acids” that your pet’s body cannot produce on its own. These amino acids are constantly metabolized and must be replenished through their diet to maintain maximum health, support muscle and cellular structure, produce hormones, and sustain the immune system. The Maillard Reaction destroys these essential amino acids in their food, rendering them ineffective.

At Pet Wants, our formulas are cooked at lower temperatures, typically between 183- and 210-degrees Fahrenheit, avoiding the Maillard Reaction entirely. In contrast, most dry pet foods on the market today are cooked at temperatures exceeding 500 degrees.

We manufacture our formulas every six weeks and at low temperatures ensuring freshness and the full bioavailability of all essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients your pets need for long and healthy lives.

Embark on your pet’s journey toward a longer, healthier, and happier life by ordering one of our delicious and nutrient-dense formulas today. Visit www.PetWantsCorpusChristi.com to place your order, and we’ll deliver it fresh to your door.