I live in a place where there are lots of stray dogs. The number is quite high. I try to feed most of them but they are a lot in number. I'm a minor and do not earn much, so I feed them some cheap food but it's not at all bad food and it's only one thing most of the time, biscuits. They can hardly get hold of food like this.
I have some friends that help but they are also minors and cannot afford quality food because their parents and ours don't agree. It's okay. They help us to get doctors when there's a serious problem but not for everyday food.
Ingredients of that particular biscuit:
- Inverted sugar syrup.
- Edible vegetable oil.
- Sodium metabisulfite IN 223 (dough conditioner).
- Wheat flour.
- Baking soda.
- Milk solids.
- Diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of edible vegetable oils IN 472 (emulsifier).
- Ammonium hydrogen carbonate IN 503(ii) (raising agent).
We collect money and buy these biscuits in bulk.
There's been a rumor going around too, that these things damage the dog's liver. I don't know if that's true or not.
Is this harmful for them? If it is then what should I switch to which can be cheap? Please note that I'm not asking to recommend the food, not the actual question but just a hint can be very helpful.