Dogs Are Dying To Eat Healthy
The pet food industry is a huge market and these companies are make large amounts of cash so why would they want to tell you the truth about your pets food? They tell us that it's made up of real food but in the same breath tell us that real food is bad for our pets. So which one is it?
Pet food companies have some of the cutest commercials I have ever seen.
I was looking at an old kibbles and bits commercial and I couldnít help but smile the whole way through. Unfortunately that commercial had nothing to do with the food but everything to do with the cuteness of dogs noses.
So if these commercials have nothing to do with the food then we canít depend on them to provide us with the best and healthiest choice of food for our dog.
I know many people that go to the local department store and buy the cheapest dog food they can find. These people are not even reading the labels on the pet food. They have no clue what the ingredients are but they believe that because it says Ďpet foodí on the outside it is good enough for their dogs.
Then there are other people who look at their dog as an actual living being who needs proper nutrition to stay alive.These people tend to think they are doing the best for their dog by listening to their vetís advice, the pet stores advice, or even those cute commercials that they get sucked into.
Unfortunately the vet, pet store, and commercials are not always right. A lot of these foods can make your pet unhealthy. Actually a lot of these foods donít offer very good nutrition for your dog at all.† But you canít understand that unless you read the ingredients and understand what they are and what they do for your pet.
There are also the people that do read the ingredients while choosing a dog food. Some people know what these ingredients are and what they mean but there are also some people who know what most of the ingredients are but donít understand what they offer their dog in the way of nutrition.
For instance corn is a big ingredient in a lot of dog food but does corn offer your pet actual nutrition or is it just a filler thatís used to save the pet company money?
The first ingredient is the biggest part of your dogs pet food. Is corn the first ingredient on or is it meat? Which do you think your dog logically requires more of?
Sometimes the information is right out in the open but because we don't look for it we don't take it into our consideration. We expect these companies to be forthright and tell us exactly what's in the bag by writing it on the bag.
The following piece of information is taken straight off of the fda.gov site in the animal and veterinary news and events section.
ĎThe low levels of sodium pentobarbital that dogs might receive through their food are unlikely to cause any health problems, according to an FDA study.
Pentobarbital is an anesthetizing drug used for dogs and other animals, such as horses and cattle. Because it is also widely used for humane euthanasia of dogs, cats and other animals, the most likely way that pentobarbital could get into dog food would be in rendered animal products. Rendered products come from a process that converts animal tissues to feed ingredients.í
This is just one of the many things that you may or may not be aware of. Crazy right?
So start researching your dogs food and encourage others to do the same. Our pets are suffering from more disease than ever and itís time we put our foot down and start taking action when it comes to their nutrition.
Thereís tons of information out there to help you make the decision about the best food to feed your dog.
For a place to help you choose the safest and healthiest dog food for your dog from someone with 18 years worth of research behind her go to Dog Food Dangers
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kari has spent many years working in the pet industry in various areas including kennels, daycares, and health food stores. After attending a Vet Admin program she realized that conventional† medicine went against what she believed in and thus her research began for living a healthier more natural way of life for herself and her pets.
Law of attraction has always played a big part in her life but it's only been in the past few years that she's really understand the impact it has on her life and how great of a tool it is that we're blessed with.
Her website Manifest Connection is a dedication to what she's learned and continues to learn.