Dog Food Safety:
The commercial pet food industry has a secret to hide — and Ann Martin wants to make sure you know it. Her research reveals some startling facts: that the pet food industry conducts animal testing in order to improve their product, and includes euthanized cats and dogs in the mix to heighten protein content. In this revised and updated edition, Martin continues to explore the shocking processes by which commercial pet foods are produced. She offers alternative recipes for feeding pets, nutritional advice, and an exploration of "Pet Peeves," in which she explores several scams aimed at pet owners. This groundbreaking book gives us a glimpse into exactly what we are doing when we buy pet food.
Protein: Not all Sources are Created Equal
In addition to these unsavory practices, the commercial pet food industry also uses poor protein sources such as soybean meal, wheat, corn glutens, corn meal, whole corn, crushed corn and ground corn. Moreover, the grains in pet foods have been found to contain mycotoxins, which are potentially deadly fungal toxins found in moldy grains. This should be no surprise, since the pet food industry can take grains that are too moldy for human consumption and put them in our pet’s food! Again, where is the regard for dog food safety in these practices?
Other Unsavory Additions to Your Pet's Food
Commercially processed pet foods may also contain such unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients as artificial colorants, pesticides, fillers, chemicals and preservatives such as BHA and BHT, which are suspected of causing cancer.
PLEASE DO NOT BE DUPED BY THE MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR PET FOOD INDUSTY.
Please take control of your dog’s canine nutrition and do your research so that you find fresh, high-quality, nutritious foods for your dog. One such option is a raw food diet. If you would like to find out if a raw food diet is right for your pet, please read the article I wrote for Natural Dog magazine on the
And, to explore some raw frozen diets, check out our section on raw frozen dog food.
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