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I have often found myself disgusted at commercial pet foods. Its hard to find a decent pet food (whether it be dry or wet) that doesn't have some weird or harmful things in it! While trying to find a food that didn't aggravate my dogs allergies I came across the most disturbing things. Like that Iams was using "recycled pets" as filler at one point.....eew! Ground up puppies and kitties for the sake of cheap filler? Gag!

I have reached 20 posts so I'm pretty sure I am allowed to post links now. If I'm wrong I apologize!!


Disturbing But Not Graphic (This link has to be copied and pasted, I cant get it to work any other way):

http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=efd97360-23b6-4773-89f4-d47d94f3bbad

General Info:

http://www.vegalitarian.org/pages/Pet_Food

Another thing that worried me was how Greenie treats can build up in your pets stomache and kill them. 10% of the material is indigestible and it gets stuck plugging the dog up and eventually killing it :\ They dont say that on the package!

Greenie Info:
http://www.showdog-magazine.com/alerts/greenies.htm

Some other side effects of bad food can cause;
Behavioral changes, vomiting, diarrhea, ear infections, ulcers, cancer and numerous other things. Whats a pet owner to do?
 

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I am always amazed at how quickly people will believe stuff they read on the internet. Maybe it's because some folks just want to believe in the outlandish.

Bob
 

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I watched a TV show on the pet food industry and read a book and alot of foods on the market do have alot of crap in them.I cannot remember the name of the book or the show now,as it was some time ago...I wish I could remember their titles now though!


That being said,I do feel commercial food because I am not sure if a raw diet would be the best option in my situation as it can be time consuming and espensive and from the stuff I have read about raw diets,some pets do not even do well on these diets anyway!
 

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Lisa,

You aren't what I was referring to. I was laughing at the "recycled pets" as filler comment. A story that outlandish (and the fact that somebody is gullible enough to believe it!), just cracks me up!

Bob
 

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Oh,sorry.
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Lisa,

You aren't what I was referring to. I was laughing at the "recycled pets" as filler comment. A story that outlandish (and the fact that somebody is gullible enough to believe it!), just cracks me up!

Bob

I didnt say I believed the Iams comment, just that it was disturbing. I do have qualms about dry food though as I have had problems with several brands. I do believe the Greenies story and the article about the woman who boiled the shoes, motor oil and wood chips or whatever it was.
As for Raw diets being better or worse it depends on the food and the dog thats eating it. I have my dogs on a raw diet that is 100% made by me and my family. From raising the cattle to butchering and packaging its all done by us.
 

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I saw a cute pet food commercial which shows a black lab which is so lonely and when her owners saw the lab, they gave her the product and the dog smile and rolled over with joy.
 
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