What’s in your dog food?
- During the last 20 years our companion animals’ health has been deteriorating.
- 90% of disease in animals is linked to poor nutrition.
- We are seeing more immune system disorders, genetic disorders
and deadly chronic diseases than ever before.
- An animal’s diet is designed to support the body’s immune system.
- So why the decline in our pets’ health?
- Could their diet be lacking essential nutrients?
- What exactly is commercial pet food made from?
- The list of ingredients can be deceiving! Here is a brief glimpse.
Many of the commercial dog food companies would have us believe that they actually use human grade meat in the production of their food, when in fact the sources of this “meat” are not even fit for animal consumption. In some areas of North America this list can also include euthanized companion animals from clinics and shelters, roadkill, zoo animals, and livestock which die from disease or disability.
The “meat” is purchased from a rendering plant which also receives material from slaughterhouses such as hair, feathers, hooves and any part of the mammal which is condemned for human consumption. This list includes tumorous growths, contaminated blood and any carcass containing high levels of drugs or pesticides. This material is then cooked. Grease rises to the top and is removed. This is the source of animal fat in most foods. The moisture is then removed from the mixture and it is now “meat and bone meal”.
Simply put…the list of ingredients found in most of today’s dog foods are lacking the necessary “live” nutrients which are required to restore or maintain good health.