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Old 07-03-2017, 04:17 PM   #1
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Default Vegetable-based oil toy sticks

Hi I recently gave my hamsters these You and Me wood chews that I got from Petco and one of the ingredients is vegetable-based dye. Is that safe for hamsters to chew?
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:19 PM   #2
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It could be potentially dangerous,as the dye is unspecified and therefore cannot be guaranteed safe
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:56 PM   #3
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Fruit and vegetable based dye is safe for hamsters. Most things you're going to get from the small animal section contains safe dyes, otherwise they wouldn't be selling
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:07 PM   #4
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Not necessarily.There are plenty things sold for many different animals that are unsafe despite being sold in pet shops,so solely relying on being sold in a pet shop as an indication of safety isn't always a good idea
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:23 PM   #5
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The US FDA doesn't allow for any dyes on products (humans or animals) to be unspecified. Petco is a US company, therefore they must list all dyes and products used to create the toys/chews. If they don't comply (or the supplier company) they will remove the product and either require listing or will take it down permanently. Besides that, vegetable dye is safe as is


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