THE PET FOOD INDUSTRY
Information Covered on This Page
Food is life. It is our life force. What we all eat is literally our medicine, and it cannot come from a corporation in a bag or can. What this section covers is the following:
About the Food
You see these photos above?
Even if you were given the packaging, you literally would have no idea what is in these products. The pet food industry is worth billions of dollars, yet no one in this industry is concerned about your animal’s longevity or health. This is an industry that literally processes garbage, and then markets the product to the unquestioning consumer. Please let me repeat myself:
The colour, the size, the packaging, is all designed for YOU the consumer. The goal is to convince you to spend your money so the corporations and shareholders get rich. This includes all dry food, wet food, and treats of all kinds. Yes, the dental too.
This again is all marketing. These products are loaded with toxic chemicals, dyes, and waste product from the human food industry. Everything shown below is utter garbage, and should have been processed as such. There is no way I would ever allow one item of the pet food industry’s products into my animal’s bodies.
Image below is food, with real-life force. This is connection to the planet, and all she offers. This is fuel to the organic body, what the body knows, and will thrive on.
Real-Life Examples of Industry Product Damage
Please find below some examples of what industry food is doing / causing.
Example 1 | Real-Life Case Studies| Skin Issues
Below is an example of what is sold at a veterinary’s office for skin issues. The main ingredient is corn starch, the next is “a pot of who knows what.” This is damaging the canine body which includes, of course, their BRAIN, all their organs, not to mention the IMMENSE PAIN being caused. The skin and ears are the first SIGNALS the intelligent body provides to say – “Please get me off this food and feed me something REAL!” To repair a body fed this food, takes a long time, as there is so much for the body to fix and clean, the tissue damage is immense, especially the gut. The ingredients highlighted in yellow are the first major signals to stay clear of this product as they should not be going into ANY organic body, ever!
Example 2 | Dog Food, Marketed as “ANALLERGENIC”; Sold in the Veterinary’s Office.
I am sorry to say – all the ingredients, complete and utter garbage along with a lot of harm and disease. More corn! The poor animal’s body was going crazy!!
Example 3 | Cat Food, Marketed as “GROWTH SENSITIVE GI”
This is an example of pet food ingredients: Canadian Company, sold only through the veterinarians, markets to the GI Tract for Cats.
Incredible! as this is one part of the body it is actually destroying. Also, nothing “DRY” is organic to a cat’s body!
INGREDIENTS (DRY): Turkey, dried sweet potatoes,potato protein, dried peas, turkey meal, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), natural flavor, tomato pomace, flaxseed, marine microalgae, calcium chloride, choline chloride, calcium carbonate, fructooligosaccahrides, dried brewers yeast, vitamins, (vitamin E supplement, niacin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin A acetate, thiamin mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, folic acid), minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, managanous oxide, copper sulfate, iron amino acid chelate, zinc amino acid chelate, manganese amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate, sodium selenite, cobalt carbonate, ethylenediamine dihydriodine), taurine, salt, mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract
Looking at the ingredient list closer, what to know:
- Turkey Meal: Translates to waste product
- Potatoes sweet and potato protein: Translates to waste product
- Chicken Fat: Very toxic, potentially carcinogenic
- Natural Flavour: MSG – used as a dumping ground for pet food “who knows what”
- Tomato Pomace: Waste product
- Copper Sulfate: Damages the liver
- Sodium Selenite: Damages the liver
- Rosemary Extract: Rosemary is medicine and therefore, should never be in any animal’s food – extract means what exactly?
- Nitrates: Carcinogenic
- Ethylenediamine dihydriodine: Dye, known to cause allergic skin responses
Please feed your animal’s real human grade, fresh, food, not from a bag or can.
Example 4 | When Nature Offered, Nature Selected
Photo on the left: Street cats eating processed waste, covered in sugar and a thick gravy. All which is designed in a laboratory to make sure the animal is enticed into eating this product. If we took away the gravy and the sugar, the cats would not go anywhere near this stuff. As it is TOXIC.
Long term on this stuff, they die a terrible death and live half their life span.
Photo on the right: Some perspective, this cat was given the option to choose her/his food. She is choosing NATURE, of course, the body knows! This will not hurt, this is natural to the body free of toxins (assuming it is organically raised, of course).
Example 5| Rabbit “Food”, Sold On a “Health” Website
Please find below the ingredients of a rabbit food sold on a well-known health website. This food is lethal to the rabbit body. Everything highlighted in RED should never go into a rabbit’s beautiful body. Anything “Meal” = garbage, not real food. And then we have all the chemicals.
INGREDIENTS (DRY):Timothy Grass Meal, Soybean Hulls, Soybean Meal, Cane Molasses, Wheat Middlings, Sodium Bentonite, Soybean Oil, Salt, Lignin Sulfonate, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate,Yeast Culture, Zinc Proteinate, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Magnesium Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement,Sodium Selenite,Manganese Proteinate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate.
Example 6 | Horse Pellets | Purina Equine Elite
I am recently beginning to work with more horses, and what is interesting is what they are being fed. Below are two examples of industry waste product being funnelled into our animals, when it should have been disposed of properly and ethically.
PURINA Equine Elite | This product’s ingredients are listed below directly from the company’s website which shows thriving horses. But this is nothing but by-product. When one sees the word “meal”, this is garbage. And here we have ground corn which will be GMO and a lot a soy, again GMO. Further down the list, we have sulphates, COPPER SULPHATE destroys the liver. Then further on down we have a category called Multi-Attributes. And within this we have “Athlete” where one has to email the company for ingredients. All of the above are HUGE red flags that this is a “garbage dump” which ended up in a vat sold so the shareholders of the human food supply industry did not have to absorb the cost of proper disposal.
Example 7 | Horse Pellets | Masterfeeds
This is another example of a horse pellet feed. This company you actually have to email them for the ingredient list. On their report, they say their “ingredient list could change without notice”. This is the first red flag.
Looking at the ingredient list below, I have highlighted all the waste product and dangerous ingredients in the food. The horses on this diet are not gaining weight, all have gut issues which we are beginning to heal as we transfer them off this highly processed garbage onto real food.
People need to understand, anything “pellet” is intensely heated, pounded, processed, waste product sprayed with chemicals for shelf life. What is alarming in this food are the labels “HF extruded base”, “pellet binder”, “mold inhibitor”, flavour “MSG”, and the chemicals. This is not food. This is illness in a bag.
What I am finding, is people are not reading the bags or taking the time to understand what the words mean. One must keep in mind, the bags are marketing, clever marketing to shift the product. Ultimately, the product is to benefit the shareholder not your animal. Please stay away from processed “food” in bags and cans and feed real life-force food. It is undoubtedly hurting our animal.
Manufacturers are not closely monitored; they can label anything, anything. For instance, you may see “blueberries” on the packaging, but they aren’t what you think they are. They are most likely moldy garbage that the human food industry would not allow to be sold in the human food supply chain.
These products are loaded with toxic chemicals, and all the dangerous chemicals can have different names. For example: MSG has more than 22+ different names, one of them being “natural flavour.” “Natural flavour” is in everything, even in products in “health food stores,” where you would think products with these ingredients would be blocked.
Therefore, you as a consumer, have NO IDEA what is in your pet’s food. And yes, diseased and euthanized animals are most definitely potentially in your industry pet food. Including unextracted MICROCHIPS I assume. There are lots of current and past court cases representing deaths of many animals regarding phenobarbital, found in dog food, the drug used to euthanize our pets. Nothing is safe.
Also, what I was horrified to learn, is all the styrofoam and plastic packaging which expired meat is packaged in, is transported to the rendering plant and thrown in a vat. It is not unwrapped. So, your animal is eating literally processed styrofoam and plastic film cooked with dead animals. This is just a glimpse of what is in the “pretty bag” marketed to you, the pet parent.
Please take the time to really educate yourself about what is going into commercial pet foods. How ingredients are sourced and how these ingredients are processed. Susan Thixton’s website, https://truthaboutpetfood.com/ is a fabulous resource to begin with. Susan is frequently threatened by the pet food industry to be quiet, as Susan is monitoring what they are up to, including the FDA. It all matters. We all need to be informed. We all need the transparency. For more information about Pet Food labelling, this is another interesting read. https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/animal-health-literacy/pet-food-labels-general
Example 7 | “Lethal Canine Product” Designed only for the Pet Parent
These photos below are of a product at the cashier in a pet food store here in Canada.The label says “Made in Canada with imported and domestic ingredients”. The consumer therefore has no idea what is coming from where. The ingredient list, which is not on display, it is under the counter, is as follows:
“Whole wheat flour, applesauce, spelt flour, vegetable oil, wheat gluten, oat hulls, linseed meal, honey, cinnamon, psyllium seed husk, crushed peanuts, coconut, barley flour, sugar, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, titanium dioxide (colour), soy lecithin, vanilla, dried whey, added colour (FD&C #40 Red, FD&C #1 Blue, FD&C #2 Blue, FD&C #5 Yellow)”
Breaking down the ingredient list above:
- Applesauce, honey, cinnamon, coconut | Reads well, but again, quality, and source? Do not believe what you read, it is never this simple.
Whole wheat flour, spelt flour, vegetable oil, barley flour, soy lecithin, psyllium seed husk, wheat gluten, oat hulls, linseed meal, crushed peanuts, dried whey, hydrogenated palm kernel oil. | TOXIC. Ingredients should never go in a canine’s body.
Vanilla, sugar, titanium dioxide (colour), and more colour (FD&C #40 Red) (FD&C #1 Blue) (FD&C #2 Blue) (FD&C #5 Yellow) | HIGHLY CARCINOGENIC.
Industry is Self-Regulated
What is surprising is this industry is self-regulated. There is no one watching them. Therefore, they can change and adapt as they wish.
With regards to the FDA and compliance, the FDA’s policies allow basically dead, diseased, euthanized, animals as well as a whole host of garbage into the pet food. One can see this for themselves by going to the FDA website and drilling down on adulterated food accepted in animal feed use.
Lawsuit After Lawsuit is Filed
Recently, June 2020, a lawsuit was filed by two Non-Profit Organizations against Nestle Purina stating the BEYOND dog and cat food markets as “natural” and “no artificial preservatives”, yet
2020 GMO Free v. Purina | Purina Beyond Pet Food
Image Below | Example of processed waste product full of dyes and chemicals. All this “pretty” looking stuff – clever marketing, “eye candy” for the pet parent, to make you feel good. All of it, carcinogenic. These products have nothing to do with your animal’s health, their well-being. This will create dis-ease in your animal.
Is Your Animal in PAIN Eating Processed Industry Food (Garbage)?
Some signs your animal’s system is not okay on industry food and could potentially be in pain:
- Food is left out all day and not touched
- When food is offered – played with, barely eaten
- When food is offered, animal will not eat, sits and stares at food – this is definitely indicating PAIN
They are communicating also:
- The food is toxic and the animal knows this but this is all that is offered
- The food hurts the body – so the animal plays with it – as this is not really food to their organic ancestral body
- The gut lining, the stomach is so damaged and so sore the animal literally cannot eat it anymore. It would rather go without.
Most animals are in this position. Pet parents will say to me “but I buy the best quality”. And I respond, “Sorry, there is no such thing in industry food, this is all marketing”.
Real-Life Experience | Kayly Wreathing in Pain
When we moved to Asia, my dog got so sick one day. She could not stay still. She was moving around the house like a crazy dog, she was in so much pain.It was disturbing to witness. I took her to many vets – no one knew what was wrong, so we came home. Nothing solved.
Something told me – it was the food. Singapore is hot. We had the bag of dry food sitting in the kitchen. It was cooler than outside but nonetheless it would have travelled in intense heat and I bet it was rancid, looking back on it now. I hate to think what else was in the bag and the damage I did.
I knew enough then, to take her off the food and I began cooking for her. All her symptoms disappeared. I will NEVER forget though, how much PAIN she was in from this product, labelled “food”.
Your animal should be excited to eat, in a calm way of course. But they should be joyful about what is being prepared for them and eager to eat their dinner.
So many animals are eating just to “eat something” because they have literally no choice.
When I convert animals over to real food – the pet parents cannot believe the PURE JOY their animal begins to express around dinner time.
Their whole behaviour towards food and eating changes.
It becomes something to look forward to with a big smile and a glimmer in their eye. No more pain and garbage!
They know, of course.
Is Your Animal’s BEHAVIOUR Being Affected Perhaps?
Many pet owners are not aware that if you have behaviour issues with your pet, diet plays a massive part in this. If your animal is full of “junk” from commercial food that you in all good intention paid your hard-earned money for, this affects the brain, as all these chemicals and waste products play havoc on the body’s systems.
Usually animal’s stomachs are in so much pain also that this is leading them to act out, too. The body just hurts – from the toxicity and the lack of real nutrition.
Repairing the gut? The damage? | It takes well over a year to repair “industry gut”. The poor stomach is so damaged by this garbage, that it can take up to two years sometimes to heal the stomach and ensure the body is able to absorb all the nutrients from fresh food which it was born to do.
Food for Thought | Please find a few articles, of many out there, highlighting what is going on: https://truthaboutpetfood.com/what-are-meat-meal-ingredients, https://www.truecarnivores.com/kibble-lasts-2weeks/
Packaging and Distribution
While the content above is about the “food”, what people do not question is the following:
1. Toxic Packaging: All this packaging leaches into the contents. What is the packaging made of? Do any of us know? It is all lined with a plastic film…
2. BPA Lining is in all the canned products unless otherwise specified, this is extremely cancer-causing. And what are the cans made of? Do any of us know?
3. How long has the product existed? How long has it been in transit, in the warehouses, in the stores? Does any consumer know?
4. Where is the product produced ? What facilities? What countries? Are all ingredients sourced from the same country? I would assume no. Again, do any of us know?
5. Exposed to Sweltering Temperatures: I see the food being transported. It is not transported in air-conditioned vehicles. All this food sits and sweats in warehouses, in transport trucks, on pallets which are most likely contaminated. Yes, contaminated pallets can also leach through the bags. This has been investigated and proven with the TYLENOL recall years ago.
I see deliveries in the summer where the food has been unloaded, is sitting wrapped in more plastic sitting in the sun waiting for the employees to unwrap.I go into pet food stores in the summer months that are not air conditioned, the employees are sweating and the food is all sitting in this heat. Sweating!!! So toxic! This is not food. This is complete illness sold in a bag.
For these products to survive these supply chains and heat – they have to be so loaded with chemicals so they still look good when you open the bag. It is so upsetting, so alarming – the damage these products are doing to our beautiful beings.
Please do not feed this stuff ever to your animal, protect your pet!
The photos below are actually from Whole Foods. And boy do the bags look pretty sitting on the shelves holding all that lethal product. And yes, right next to the cleaning products; even Whole Foods does not believe this is really FOOD – it is in the TOXIC isle!
Why are recalls accepted business practise in pet food? How did this ever become “ALLOWABLE”? Would you ever trust a company that had to recall food off grocery shelves? These companies are literally playing with our loved one’s lives. Again, how has this become ACCEPTED BUSINESS PRACTISE? So much of the industry food is recalled. It is in the industry’s best interest financially to not make a big deal of this, as this will impact stock prices and the bottom line. I do not think the pet guardian should ever be placed in this position. When purchasing pet industry food, the questions must always be:
- How do you know the food you are feeding has not been recalled?
- How do you as the consumer know if some of the contents in the recalled food is not in your product?
- How do you know as the consumer whether the recalled food was not made in the same facility or transported with the recalled food on the same pallet or beside?
To keep your pet safe, feed fresh, real, alive human-grade food. Then the pet parent always knows what is going into your animal’s body. Do not trust any industry with your beautiful being’s health. The bigger picture is our animals, will live longer, healthy pain-free lives, and we are not polluting the planet with all this waste product which should be disposed of properly not funnelled through our pets in the name of “food”.For current recalls please visit here: https://truthaboutpetfood.com/category/pet-food-recalls/
“Pet Fooled” Documentary
A great documentary about the pet food industry. What is in the bags and cans?
Food Pets Die For by Ann Martin, and her pdf found here:
Dead Pets Don’t Lie: The Official and Imposing Undercover Report that Exposes What the FDA and Greedy Corporations Are Hiding About Popular Pet Foods by Joe Ardis and Donna Lee Howell
Buyer Beware: The crimes, lies and truth about pet food by Susan Thixton.
There are numerous YouTube videos about how industry dog food is made too, if you can stomach watching them.
“Dog Cancer Series” by Rodney Habib and Dr. Karen Becker
Rodney Habib and Dr. Karen Becker look at what is being sold to us as “food” for our beloved canines and teach everyone why cancer is so rampant now in our pets. As it never used to be this way.
Episode 1: Cancer 101
Episode 2: The Broken Cell
Episode 3: The Pet Food Industry’s Billion Dollar Problem
Episode 4: Dogs and Ketosis
Episode 5: The New Hope
FAQ: Tips, Tricks and Hacks
“GMO’s Revealed” by Dr. Patrick Gentempo and Mr. Jeff Hays
Episode 1: Fact of Fiction?
Episode 2: Strange Symptoms
Episode 3: Greed & Disease
Episode 4: Organic Deception
Episode 5: Toxic Biosphere
Episode 6: Autoimmune Disease Explosion
Episode 7: Chemical Warfare for Dinner
Episode 8: Dementia in the Water
Episode 9: GMOS & Gut Health
“The Truth About Pet Cancer” by Ty and Charlene Bollinger
Great information to be found here. Again, it is all about the toxic load, the lethal pet food industry, and the current pet healthcare protocols. It is worth investing in and listening to. Found on the Truth About Cancer website.
Episode 1: Understanding Pet Cancer & the Current “Medical Toolkit”
Episode 2: The Pet Food Industry, Healthy Diets. Ketosis & Nutrigenomics
Episode 3: Pet Vaccines – “Do’s & Don’ts”
Episode 4: Pet Cancer Causes, Silent Killers & Recurrent Epigenetic Triggers
Episode 5: Cancer Roots & Remedies, Hidden Hazards, Healing Tones & Detox
Episode 6: Treatments & Preventions – Healing Herbs, Homeopathy & Other Proven Protocols
Episode 7: Treatments & Preventions – Eastern Medicine, Supplementation, Surviving and Thriving
Food Additives | 78 pages
This is not specific to pet food but all food. This is a very interesting read about what is allowed into and onto food. Please note, there is a lot that is not listed but referenced on separate lists such as food dyes.
I feed my animals what I would eat myself.
They receive in addition to my diet, grass fed raw meat and organs.
I want their systems to be healthy and strong, free of chemicals, additives, pesticides, drugs, and waste products.
I want them to feel good, look good, and their brains to function like they should.
Diet matters, food sourcing matters, and the best sources are not from the billion-dollar pet food industry.
Allow your pet to thrive, pain-free!
Please feed your pet real life-force food.