Our manufacturing facility uses heat extrusion to create our kibble which is a similar process to what many other dog food manufacturers use. The higher temperature and longer cooking time of baking can translate into increased loss of ingredient-based vitamins and nutrients, which would then necessitate the need to reintroduce additional supplements. With its lower temperature and short cooking time, heat extrusion minimizes this potential pitfall. We don’t test and measure every toxin but we do test for everything that meets standard quality checks. According to a study conducted by the World Cancer Research Fund, there is no strong evidence of a link between eating overcooked starchy food and increased cancer risk.