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Thought you all might find this interesting...

I came across this page: http://www.boston-terriers.com/food.htm

Kendalle, I hope this will be of some help to you in your quest.
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Ugh, everybody is selling to make money, no one seems to care about the animals
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Ugh, everybody is selling to make money, no one seems to care about the animals
This is so true! Its shocking to see what actually goes into certain pet food. I feed my dog Arden grange which is british feed company, and so far i've had no problems, and is worth paying the extra money.

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thanks for posting that!

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No problem. I was shocked myself. I mean, finding sharp fish bones is pretty normal, considering, but bits of metal and plastic? That's like the Halloween scare we had a few years back. People were(and some probably still are) hiding razor blades in candy. So instead of having to fear one day out of the entire year, now people are fearing every day, of every year. It's absolutely ridiculous.

So yeah, everyone, run your fingers through your pet's food if it's dry, and push through it with a spoon or with gloves on if it's canned. Make sure this doesn't happen to your pet!

Also, I ran into a complaint on consumeraffairs.com, can't remember what brand it was, but I know it was dry. She was feeding the food to like her..9 Dobermans, and noticed the food was discolored and looked moldy. She kept feeding it, because it didn't smell moldy. It caused one of her dogs to die.

..If something looks off with your pet food.... please consider the possibly consequences if you continue feeding it. x.x
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Here's another; cyanuric acid and acetaminophen were found in Innova kibble a few years ago. So yeah; definitely check over your pet's food. The spots were black and white, and hard: http://www.itchmo.com/innova-testing...naturapet-1845
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For the first two weeks of owning our dog she was on eukanuba (thats what the breeder fed) and had no problems with it but knowing it was a bad food we changed and have been through a range of foods including royal canin and we are now back with eukanuba large breed puppy formulae for want of a better food. Im still searching because eukanuba isnt great but we havnt found anything in it but this honestly makes it harder to feed, not only because of the worry but because of personal standards. If we support these companys we are putting other dogs in danger
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I'm disgusted because Innova claims they don't use byproducts - but if a suture was found in a piece of kibble, that means it had to have come from a euthanized pet at a vet's office, which got sent to a rendering facility and..*gasp* that makes the meat source a BYPRODUCT!
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There was a lot of controversy on the authenticity of some of the "facts" on that site you linked too though.

Here is a letter from Innova in regards to this issue:

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Dear pet lover,

Thank you for contacting us about our products. We are not having any problems with any of our products. There has been no sutures found in our food. What was believed to be a suture what actually connective tissue. We have recently performed some test on our food to be sure that it is free of melamine, cyanuric acid and also acetaminophen. If you would like to see these test results you can visit our website at www.naturapet.com

I hope this information is helpful. Please feel free to contact me if you need any additional information or if you have any questions.

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800-532-7261
The person who wrote that website you linked too also bashes raw diets. They are trying to sell their own dog food, so it would benefit them to make other foods look bad.

Also I don't think you can automatically make the jump from suture material to it having to be from a euthanized pet. Sutures are also used in cattle and other farm animals.

Not trying to start any arguments, just posting the other side of the argument.


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Connective tissue would have dissolved during the baking process.

And most critters raised for meat don't have any need to have sutures. They're born, killed as either babies, or adults, and that's that. :/

I understand you're trying to post the other side of the arguement, but I completely believe it's a suture; anything else naturally I should think would've disintegrated when the kibble was being baked.
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You can believe what you want, of course. I don't even feed Innova, so I'm not going to go crazy defending them, but the site you linked to is, in my opinion, far from a trustworthy source. How can you be sure that they didn't just tie sutures onto the kibbles themselves?


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Hmm. Not the most trustworthy-looking website (and it crashed my browser repeatedly) but interesting. Nothing I'd take too seriously (looks like they just want to sell their own food) but thanks for the link .




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