Choose Your Pet's Food Carefully
The pet nutrition industry is a multi-billion dollar industry full of hype
and false claims. Consumers are being duped into believing that they are feeding their pets
healthy foods, when in actuality they are feeding nothing more than inferior meat meals,
cheap grains (including corn and soy), fillers, by-products, pesticides, preservatives and
toxic food that are making our pet sick. Never before has the pet-food
industry been rocked by widespread contamination and rampant recalls.
Dr. Richard Pitcairn D.V.M. - " I believe along with poor
quality nutrients, the chemical additives in pet food play a major part in that
decline. Pet foods contain slaughterhouse wastes, toxic products from spoiled
foodstuffs, non-nutritive fillers, heavy-metal contaminants, pesticides, herbicides,
drug residues, sugar, and artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives."
Dr. William Pollak D.V.M - "Severe nutritional deficiencies
and toxic states have been known to mimic almost every known disease in veterinary
medicine. In chronic conditions, some developing over several generations,
improvement in health can take months or years.
The BARF DIET - Bones And Raw Food
When my 2 year old German Shepherd dog was very sick with a compromised immune system,
the veterinarian suggested to euthanize her because "nothing could be done to stop her
suffering and to cure her" I saved Shasta's life with a raw
food diet and natural health treatment.
William Pollak D.V.M. - "In the wild, no one cooks for the coyote or wolf.
Their foods are raw and unprocessed." The word BARF is an acronym for Biologically Appropriate
RAW Food also known as "Bones And Raw Food". The BARF
DIET provides "first-class" proteins, including chicken, beef and lamb.
These are the same fresh human edible meats you would buy for yourself
with one important exception....it's 'bon-e-fied' biologically appropriate
raw food! Our pets’ wild ancestors derived their fats, and more particularly
their essential fatty acids, from raw carcasses of animals and also from
pre-digested raw vegetable material.
To optimize your pets’ health, we
supply fats from similar sources to those consumed in an evolutionary diet.
A full spectrum of minerals must be supplied in your pet's diet in correct
balance and sufficient amounts if he is going to remain healthy into advanced
old age. Bones are the storehouse of almost all the minerals your pet requires
in perfect balance for optimal absorption. In addition, excellent levels
of minerals are found in the other components of the BARF DIET.
Make the BARF (Bones and Raw Foods) Switch easy on you and your dog with the
B.A.R.F Diet Ebook guideline and instructions.
The dangers associated with a commercial dog food diet is overwhelming – from immediate effects like a
dull coat and foul smelling dog’s breath, to longer term effects like increasing the risk for canine cancers
and a shorter life span. And that’s the sad truth that the commercial pet food companies don’t want you to know.
The amount of processing and additives that go into the preparation of the commercial dog food contain chemicals
that are not optimal for your dog and may even make them sickly and
William Pollak D.V.M. - "In the wild, no one cooks for the coyote or wolf.
Their foods are raw and unprocessed."
Can Your Pet Be at Risk of Salmonella and E. Coli?
The digestive tracts of dogs and cats are very different than those of humans.
The human digestive tract is approximately 25 to 28 feet long with a stomach
acidity between 1.5 and 2.5, whereas dogs and cats have a much shorter digestive
system at an average of 10 to 13 feet for dogs (shorter for cats) with an acidity
of less than 1. This means that raw food moves through your pet's system in less
than half the time it would through a human's system, and the high acidity kills
most bacteria. Even if the food was contaminated, it is likely that the microbes
would not enter the animal's bloodstream.
Should You Be Concerned About Zoonosis Infection?
is an infectious or parasitic disease,
which is naturally passed from vertebrate animals to humans, and vice versa, e.g. tuberculosis,
rabies or brucellosis. "Dogs and especially cats can
shed Salmonella organisms (from raw meat diet)
in both their feces and saliva, meaning that transmission can occur
A pet dog or cat licking your hand is a very common occurrence.
Sometimes a pet may lick the face of a child, helping germs spread more easily.
Animal saliva contains many pathogenic agents.) If you are concerned about
Zoonosis, there are healthy
alternative to raw diet.
Feeding Commercial Dry Kibble Food
Feeding raw food may not always be possible. One of my dog could not eat much raw
food because it gave him diarrhea. Feeding home-cooked food was not an option for me.
I was very careful to choose a good quality grain-free kibble that
would provides nourishing nutrients to support good health.
Dr. T.J. Dunn D.V.M.- "There is ample proof that today's pet
dogs and cats do not thrive on cheap, corn-based
pet foods. Dogs and cats are primarily meat eaters to fill them up with grain-based
processed dry foods that barely meet minimum daily
nutrient requirements has proven to be a mistake." Soy is one of the top allergens—
substances that cause allergic reactions. In the 1980s, Stuart Berger, M.D, labeled
soy one of the seven top allergens—
one of the "sinister seven". Reactions may include coughing, sneezing, runny nose,
hives, diarrhoea, facial swelling, shortness of breath, a swollen tongue,
difficulty swallowing, fainting, anaphylactic shock etc. (pets are allergic to soy too)
Holistic veterinarians believe that cats exhibit
pica behavior because our soil, plants, and especially commercial foods are
woefully deficient in key nutrients. Scientists theorize that mineral
deficiency subjects us, and our animals, to more diseases, aging,
sickness and destruction of our physical well-being than any other factor in personal health.
I presented my dog with 3 different brand quality kibbles that I had carefully
researched and let him decide which one he preferred. He loved Life's Abundance,
a wholesome reasonable priced kibble which was delivered to my door by the manufacturer.
He also liked Great Life and Orijen (available in selected pet food stores).
A Grain-Free Health Food for dogs
and cats with human ingredients is formulated by Dr. Jane Bicks, a highly respected and nationally
recognized holistic veterinarian.
It contains only fresh, natural, wholesome ingredients. It is nutrient dense with
vitamins, minerals, fats and fatty acids essential for the optimal health of your
dog and cat. Five sources of high quality protein. Rich in powerful antioxidants
from natural sources. And does NOT contain corn, wheat, dairy,
by-products, artificial colors or flavors found in other leading brands.
Testimonial: Embarrassing Issue Solved! "We are so impressed with
the Life's Abundance dog food! We can tell
you that I was at my wits end trying to solve an embarrassing issue with
my male corgi. The little guy had some kind of allergy that made his fur
oily and stink! He smelt like old sneakers all the time. The vet tried
baths with special shampoos and antibiotics, nothing worked. Well with
a few weeks he is stench free and his fur is soft again! But, it even gets
better. My female corgi has an autoimmune
problem that attacked her nose and she lost all the pigmentation. Can
you just imagine my surprise when again after only one month on this food
her nose is turning black again! This is amazing! They are slimmer, have
more energy and because the food is so digestible they are eliminating
only twice a day. The dogs eat the like they are getting treats! We are
now going to try the cat food, as I am so impressed with your product."
Julia and Rocco Guarnagia and the happy corgi's: Poco and Annie
In our busy life, using kibble pet food can be quite convenient.
Kibble is easy to measure out: food can be accurately and easily
portioned to keep diets consistent. Kibble is easy to store. Dry
food rarely goes bad as long as used within the expiration date.
It can be purchased in bulk and stored for relatively long periods.
This means little waste, which often means good savings. Dry
foods are also less expensive than wet foods in general. If you
have a mobile lifestyle or travel a lot, dry food travels well
and easily in any container.
Another advantage of a dry kibble is that some of these foods are designed to
help clean the dog’s teeth as they eat. Since some dog breeds tend toward tooth
and gum problems, a dry food may help stave off such conditions. Of course, dogs
with established tooth decay may find it painful to chew kibble and at that point,
a wet food may become a better option.
Do you have a question about
holistic animal health or need assistance?
contact Shirley or
call 323-call 323-522-4521 or 323-989-3372
Feeding a Pet Home Cooked Food
Back in 1950 and 1960 in Europe, we didn't have commercial pet food. I remember my parents
feeding our pets with left over scraps from our kitchen and our cats also ate rodents and birds.
Our pets were healthy and happy. In those days, our family ate together a healthy home cooked diet.
Things are very different now days. Home cooking can be time consuming and not convenient.
The food your animal eats should provide
all of the nutritional components which are necessary
for all organs and systems of a healthy body to perform in harmonious
unison. A properly functioning body does an amazing job at preventing disease
and healing itself, and to do this it requires the energies and nutrients
of a well-balanced diet. In terms of finding the proper diet for our companions,
this means learning to look beyond our own needs, opinions, and agendas
to address the natural needs of the animals that we care take.
Tom Lonsdale, a wonderful vet who has sacrificed
his career in order to campaign to return carnivores to their natural
fare, believes that dogs, cats and ferrets should be given a diet mostly
based on raw meaty bones – whole carcasses, a small amount of vegetable
matter, and some table scraps.
Unlike Tom, Ian Billinghurst – another raw meaty bone vet - believes
that carnivores should also be given supplements. Juliette de Baircli
Levi, the pioneer in holistic healthcare for dogs, advocated the feeding
of grains and raw meat to dogs. Pat McKay, another expert, believes
that grains for dogs are not a good idea. Ann Martin, who wrote Food
Pets Die For believes that raw meat is dangerous for dogs, that we should
cook their food. And the big multinationals believe that their complete
and balanced commercial food in a can or a bag is, um, all your dog
will ever need.
Dr. Alfred Plechner, D.V.M
"The most common and most visible symptoms of nutritionally caused
deficiencies are allergies of one kind or another.
Because many commercial foods are woefully deficient in key nutrients,
the long-term effect of these foods makes the dog hypersensitive to its
environment. . . . [It's a dinosaur effect. Animals are being programmed
for disaster, for extinction. Many of them are biochemical cripples with
defective adrenal glands unable to manufacture adequate Cortisol, a hormone
vital for health and resistance to disease." Allergies can be, and often are,
unrecognized deficiency diseases.
Pitcairn DVM - "In the natural state, carnivores do not develop calculus
(tartar). Domesticated animals, in contrast, are not eating their natural
diet and the softer food accumulates on the outside of the teeth in an
area where it cannot easily be cleaned off. It is familiar to us that we
can put our tongue in between our teeth and the inside of the cheeks to
clean out accumulated food. Dogs and cats cannot do that as their teeth
are too sharp. In the natural state, carnivores keep the outside teeth
clean by gnawing on bones, a process you can still see with both dogs and
cats accustomed to eating bones. If you observe the position they take,
you will see that they use their side teeth in a sliding motion along the
bone and this scrapes off any residue left from eating. The obvious solution
to the problem of tartar accumulation in domestic animals is to give them
bones to chew on. In my experience this is the most effective method and,
for many animals, will clean the teeth to perfection."
The Purrfect Diet
by Jesse Dallas
If you are like me, you've intensely worried 24 hours a day about feeding
the purrfect diet to your 4 legged furry friends.
Things to worry about like:
- Calcium – what's the absolute perfect amount to give?
- Essential fatty acids – how much, how often, what dose, what source?
- Meat – organic, free range or that dreaded hormone laced meat you buy from the store?
The questions are endless. However, in the end, the answer is but ONE. Let me explain...
I have been feeding a natural raw meat diet. It's been a journey
to say the least. Over the last 20+ years I have had “failures” and I've had “successes”. I've experienced everything
from cancer to a pet dying peacefully in my arms. What I've come to realize, more than anything, is that my expectations can
only create my disappointments. It's my desire for perfection that creates the imperfection.
Ironically, my “successes” have only magnified my “failures” while my “failures”
have magnified my “successes”. The successes make the failures more difficult and failures only make my
desire for success greater.
I began to notice this pattern – this vicious cycle. I began to ask myself
“how can I stop it” and “what really is the perfect diet”.
One of the benefits of teaching others about natural health and nutrition
to others is that in teaching others, one begins to teach themselves.
I began to observe my thoughts. I began to realize that in order to feed
the perfect diet, I must begin to first throw away all of my thoughts that told
me what a perfect diet is. I began to realize that I cannot know what a perfect diet is. Instead, I
can only know what a perfect diet is not. When you throw away all of the thoughts and ideas that are not needed, then
all that can remain is the thought, the awareness, the realization of what a
perfect diet is.
I began to realize that my quest for the perfect diet was actually a distraction.
This distraction stopped me from embracing the pure joy and love of the moment. It's easy to have
many questions and doubts about whether or not we, as loving pet guardians, are
feeding the perfect diet. It's easy for us to worry about whether we are
doing everything we can to give our pets perfect health and to prevent all problems.
But if you stop for a second, take a deep breath – let your mind go calm
– then in your heart, you will discover the truth. Feeding a natural diet must be in your heart. When in your heart, there are
no questions, there is no doubt – it all goes away.
So for let's get back to that perfect diet. Is it better to feed organic meat versus non-organic? Absolutely. But not
all of us can afford to feed organic. In other situations, we may not have access
to organic. But in our heart we know that raw is better than cooked meats.
When we wholeheartedly accept our situation – everything from finances to
what's available – we are able to throw away these thoughts that are not needed.
We stop worrying if we cannot get organic meats because our budget does not
allow it. We stop worrying if there is no organic meat available in the town
where we live. We throw all of that away – it's not needed. In our heart we
know raw is best.
You see, worrying about perfection becomes a distraction. A distraction from
actually loving each moment with our pets. We get so caught up in the distractions that we begin to actually stop enjoying
the pure joy of having pets in our life. To feed the perfect diet is simple. Feed whatever food you are feeding with
love. When you love what you do, everything becomes easy. When you love feeding your pets, you begin to realize that although health
problems can still happen, illness is as normal as health. What's funny about health is that you
can never know when you are successful. Why? Everything is normal.
So when your pet gets sick, people may say “See, you fed a healthy diet and
your pet still got sick. That's proof a natural diet does not work.” But in
your heart you will know that by feeding a natural diet that you have avoided
as many health problems as possible. Sure, you may still experience health problems,
but how many problems have been avoided?
The people who criticize your decision to feed natural are unable to see
how many problems have been avoided. But you can. Why? In your heart, you will
always know the truth. When we feed our pets a natural raw meat diet, is does not guarantee all
health problems will be avoided. Feeding a natural diet merely provides our pets with the “opportunity” to
be healthy. It's this opportunity that we must be focused on.
Feeding an unhealthy diet can only create an unhealthy body while feeding a wholesome
diet provides the opportunity for health. People may debate what's healthy or not healthy. For some, it's commercial pet
food. For others, like me, it's a raw meat diet. Although people may debate these
issues, for me, there is no arguing the fact that wholesome nutrition is important...
and for me, a natural raw meat diet is wholesome – it's in my heart... for me, it's
not a belief, it's a truth.
Regardless of the diet you feed. Regardless of what you think is the best source
of essential fatty acids. Regardless of what you think the perfect calcium to phosphorus
ratio is... the truth is ultimately but ONE.
Focus on loving your pets.
When you stop worrying about the perfections you can never obtain and instead
focus solely on the perfection that is, something magical happens... you begin to
love each moment with your pets. There are no distractions, no debates, no trying
to convince others... instead, you simply do what you do with love.
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Omega 3 Fats for Healthier Pets
Essential fatty acids (EFAs), abundant in fish and
flax oil, are responsible for basic cellular
health in all body tissues and are fundamentally important for all animals. Researchers
now consider EFAs to be as vital to our health and our pets'
health as vitamins and minerals. A dog or cat’s immune system functions the
same as humans. EFAs play a major role in the maintenance of healthy
coat and skin for cats, dogs, and horses. Without essential fatty acids in our diets,
cells can not be formed or function efficiently. Like humans,
animals also use EFAs to produce hormone-like substances called eicosanoids,
which are involved in many important biological functions in the body.
Essential fatty acids are the building blocks for prostaglandins which work to regulate
hormones, immune and nervous systems plus cardiovascular
function. This is why these fatty acids are called “essential fatty acids (EFAs).
Veterinarians are finding remarkable results in
clearing up skin conditions, relieving arthritic and inflammatory pain,
as well as improved over all pet health. Mr. Paul Stitt, while addressing a scientific conference
in North Dakota reported that flax increased bone
strength as well as improved the silkiness and sheen of animals fur. When the
diets of horses were fortified with flax, within three weeks their coats developed a beautiful sheen,
and dandruff was greatly diminished. Within 9 months cracked hooves were completely healed.
When a pregnant mare was fed flax, her offspring were larger, and grew faster than when previous to being fed flax.
Further research indicates that horses fed flax
and injected with the deadly organism Escherichia
coli were better protected than those not fed flax, suggesting enhanced immunity in these
animals. Select Alaskan sled dog mushers are fortifying
their dogs diets with flax oil as it serves as a source of valuable energy, keeps less desirable
saturated fats mobile in the blood stream, increases
oxygen uptake to the cell, decreases recovery time from strenuous exercise, and prevents
and heals worn and chaffed paws. Numerous studies conducted
on animals and humans show that flax has powerful anti-tumor properties and may reduce
tumor size by 50%.
Source of Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) for Pets (and humans too)
- Marine phytoplankton is a rich source
of omega 3 fatty acid. Dr. Jerry
Tennant, M.D. says that marine phytoplankton contains almost everything
one needs to sustain life and to restore health by providing the raw materials
to make new cells that function normally. Marine phytoplankton has been
called "the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet". Containing a
wide range of trace elements, amino acids, vitamins, omerga 3 oils, minerals,
chlorophyll, enzymes and cellular materials, marine phytoplankton promotes
and maintains optimum health by boosting and supporting all systems within
the body. Its antioxidants and unique polysaccharides can halt the genetic
mutations that can lead to cancer. Both high levels of saccharides and
adaptogens increase energy and stamina by improving our ability to consume
and use oxygen. Adaptogens also improve cardiovascular health by strengthening
the heart and circulation.
Fish oil, rich in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) for improving the health
of dogs, cats, and other pets. Pets LOVE the taste of fish oil! If
your animal has dull coat, dry scaly skin, skin conditions, allergic reactions,
inflammatory conditions, or gastrointestinal disorders, then they may have
an Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) deficiency. Dr. Sears believes that most
chronic diseases (such as arthritis and heart disease) can be characterized
by two major factors: 1. Increased Inflammation, 2.; Decreased Blood
Flow. Dr. Sear's Pharmaceutical. Grade Fish Oil starts with the highest
health food grade fish oil and then goes through the following painstaking
refining processes. Winterization at a very low temperature to remove additional
amounts of saturated fats
- Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) -
Many show animal owners, horse breeders and other
animal lovers are feeding this edible freshwater algae plant to their animals
with amazing results. Although it has been eaten for centuries by indigenous
peoples, for the first time in history, AFA - nature's most basic food
- is available in it's complete, vital, fresh frozen, LIQUID form. The
beautiful, unpolluted Upper Klamath Lake-one of the few remaining alkaline
lakes on the planet holds the key to it's remarkable potency. This lake
has an astonishingly high mineral concentration due to a massive volcanic
eruption that occurred in the vicinity over 7,000 years ago, covering the
area with millions of tons of mineral ash. Seventeen streams and rivers
deposit into the 140 square mile lake an annual average of 50,000 tons
of the mineral-rich silt from the surrounding 4000 square mile volcanic
basin, making Upper Klamath Lake one of the richest nutrient traps in the
Testimonials about omega 3 essential fatty acids (EFA) and cancer
- From Cliff Beckwith: "I have a 13 year old dog. He has cancer. He's eyes are dull
and he's so weak he can't lift his leg. I should have put him to sleep but I didn't want to.
I put a Tbsp. of flax oil and a half cup of cottage
cheese in his bowl and he wolfed it down. I did that three times a day for ten weeks.
Today he's running all over the place, his eyes are bright,
his coat is shiny and he's gaining weight." That was the 2nd dog I'd heard of in 3 days
that showed improvement from using Flax Seed oil. The other
is owned by my cousin's daughter"
- From Tim Brown: "My dog Shilo, a 3 1/2 years old Golden Retriever, was diagnosed
with Leukemia of the bone marrow. He was diagnosed on March 19, '99 and
the next day I started him on 3 tablespoons of flaxoil and cottage cheese
and within hours his energy improved. Four days later, on March 24th, I
took him back to the vet and they did a blood test and were baffled because
his white cell count was normal, his red blood cells were normal, and his
platelets were clotting normal, he had no fever, and he was acting like
a normal dog and they didn't understand. On April 13th he had another test
and no cancer cells. HE HAS BEEN CANCER FREE SINCE MARCH 24th 1999. Just
think I spent over $2000.0 on vets to find out what he really needed was
a bottle of flax seed oil that costs about $12.00. Before this he was a
very sick dog and according to the vets he was suppose to be dead by now."
(Read Tim's full detailed story)
on Using Flax oil - FAQ - Dosage for Pets
Food Pets Die For
The pet nutrition industry is a multi-billion dollar
industry full of hype and false claims. Consumers
are being duped into believing that they are feeding their pets healthy
foods, when in actuality they are feeding nothing more than inferior meat
meals, cheap grains (including corn and soy), fillers, by-products, pesticides, preservatives and toxins.
Soy is one of the top allergens— substances that cause allergic reactions.
In the 1980s, Stuart Berger, MD, labelled soy one of the seven top allergens—one
of the "sinister seven". Reactions may include coughing, sneezing, runny
nose, hives, diarrhoea, facial swelling, shortness of breath, a swollen
tongue, difficulty swallowing, fainting, anaphylactic shock etc.
Dr. William Pollak D.V.M - "Eating supermarket pet foods is like
eating cardboard. Our pets just get by on them and the foods lack any real
vitality for the flourishing of health. Life is designed to be lived in
vitality; surviving is living a slow death even before departure from the body"
Dr Wendell O. Belfield, D.V.M. - "Their pets may have diarrhoea,
increased flatulence, a dull hair coat, intermittent vomiting or prolonged
scratching. These are common symptoms associated with commercial pet foods."
In 1981, as Martin Zucker and I wrote How to Have a Healthier Dog, we discovered
the full extent of negative effects that commercial pet food has on animals.
In February 1990, San Francisco Chronicle staff writer John Eckhouse went
even further with an exposé entitled "How Dogs
and Cats Get Recycled into Pet Food."
Irradiated Pet Food Endangering Pets Health, Killing Pets
The Australian government in late
May ordered an immediate stop to sterilizing cat food via
after reviewing scientific studies pointing to food irradiation as the
culprit behind illnesses characterized by ataxia or paralysis of the limbs,
especially the hind limbs. Symptoms in the Australian cats first appeared
three to six months after they were exposed to the dry food, Child said.
Some had eaten the food for as few as three weeks; others for more than
six months. The problem affected 90 cats in Australia, of which 30 died,
mostly by euthanasia after they became paraplegic or tetraplegic, according
to Dr. Georgina Child, a neurologist at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital
and University of Sydney Teaching Hospital. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) also allows animal feed, including pet food and treats, to be irradiated
up to 50 kGy.Irradiation can kill nearly all bacteria in food, both
good and bad, but has no effect on the infectious agent that causes mad cow disease, or on
viruses, such as those that cause hepatitis or foot and mouth disease.
This symbol is called a RADURA logo. Although it looks to imply
'green' or environmentally friendly, the truth is that this symbol means the food was treated with
irradiation. During irradiation food is exposed to high doses of radiation in the form
of gamma rays, X-rays or electron beam.
The Poisons in Pet Food
Pet Food Recall
Pet Food Affected 39,000 Cats And Dogs Nationwide A few years ago, nearly
39,000 cats and dogs were sickened or killed nationwide
following the recent reports of pet food-contamination with an industrial
chemical. The data, which was released by Banfield, The Pet Hospital, was
reportedly compiled from records collected by its more than 615 veterinary
hospitals.; On April 20, a new wave of recalls has been announced
in the last 24 hours. Melamine, a chemical used to make plastics and fertilizers,
was found in more than 100 brands of contaminated pet food that; were
recalled from the marketplace in Canada and the United States in mid-March.
Evidence suggesting that a shipment of the ingredient “Rice Protein
Concentrate” contained melamine has come to light. Diamond Pet
Foods, Natural Balance, Royal Canin and Blue Buffalo have all announced
recalls of their products containing this ingredient. The contaminated
ingredient is not brown rice; instead, it is “Rice Protein Concentrate”.
In all, more than 5,600 products by dozens of pet food makers have been recalled,
from chain supermarket brands to prescription-only foods. This is a staggering number
of products, and is unprecedented in this business.
Thousands of deaths are due to the contamination, and many thousands more have
suffered illnesses. We shudder to think of the long-term impacts of the compromised
liver and kidney
function and how this will affect thousands of companion animals in America.
Leading experts believe that the severe reactions experienced by some cats and dogs were the result
of an interaction of chemicals, between the melamine and a list of other culprits, including
cyuranic acid. Thousands of Cats and dogs suffered kidney failure, and many died after eating the affected
Dr. Jane Bicks - "None of our products contain
toxic ingredients. It is believed that the contaminated ingredients, like the wheat
gluten involved in prior recalls, and the melamine
were imported from China. We use only human-quality ingredients
from U.S. sources in our foods. Our pet food does not contain wheat
glutten, corn, or rice protein concentrate. "