THE PET FOOD INDUSTRY

Introduction

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. In 2016, pet food was a 24 billion USD industry, yet no one in this industry is concerned about your animal’s longevity or health. This is literally processed garbage, and it is aimed at enticing YOU, the consumer to purchase. Please let me repeat myself:

These products have absolutely nothing to do with the health and welfare of your animal.
These products are for you!

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

And price point has nothing to do with quality.

Everything on the exterior of these products bags is designed SPECIFICALLY to catch the eye of the pet owner to buy the product.

These products are loaded with toxic chemicals and waste products from the human food industry.

There is no way I would ever allow one item of the pet food industry’s products into my animal’s bodies.

Not one of these products above are food. The image below is food, with real-life force, the stuff above, is literally processed waste product in chemicals coated in sugar creating great illness in your beautiful being; decreasing their life span exponentially.

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 damage is immense, especially to 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: Food 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

Overall – so TOXIC!

Please feed your animal’s real food, not from a bag or can.

Photo on the left: Street cats eating processed waste, covered in sugar and a thick gravy all 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 4: 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.

Labelling

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.

Nothing that is stated on the packaging is vetted.

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.

I hope you will not just take my word for it, but that you will educate yourself about what is really going on, and what is really going into commercial pet foods. Please do your own research and read Susan Thixton’s website, www.TruthAboutPetFood.com. She is frequently threatened by the pet food industry to be quiet, but thank heavens she is monitoring what they are up to, including the FDA. It all matters. We all need to be informed. We all need the transparency.

Example of a “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, 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 the ingredient list out:

Reads well, but again, quality, and source? Do not believe what you read, it is never this simple: applesauce, honey, cinnamon, coconut

Should never be in a canine’s body (TOXIC): Whole wheat flour, spelt flour, vegetable oil, barley flour, soy lecithin, psyllium seed husk, wheat gluten, oat hulls, linseed meal, crushed peanuts, dried whey

Lethal for your canine’s body (TOXIC): vanilla, sugar, hydrogenated palm kernel oil

Carcinogenic (TOXIC):titanium dioxide (colour), and more colour (FD&C #40 Red) (FD&C #1 Blue) (FD&C #2 Blue) (FD&C #5 Yellow)

Please do not get marketed into “buying pretty products” for your animal.
The manufacturers just want your money.
How much damage they do to your animal in the process is not even on their “radar” of concern.

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” was.  Food was found to contain GLYPHOSHATE and ETHOXYQUIN – carcinogens.
https://truthaboutpetfood.com/nonprofits-sue-purina-for-deceptive-marketing/
https://gmofreeusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/PurinaComplaintPacket_GMOToxinFreeUSA_CleanLabelProject_20200618.pdf

Is Your Animal in PAIN Eating Industry Food?

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”.

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.

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. 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 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 all from this product, labelled “food”.

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. More on this in the Case Study section of the website

Food for thought: Here are 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.

Again, 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.

Again – none of this is “food” – this is all chemicals and heavily processed waste product.
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!

Recalls
Why are recalls ACCEPTED BUSINESS PRACTICE 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?
I think the answer is the same for all of us, we do not.

To keep your pet safe feed fresh, real, alive food.So, you know ALWAYS know what is going into your animal’s body. Do not trust any industry with your beautiful being’s health.

And the bigger picture is our animals, 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”.

“Pet Fooled” Documentary

Please watch this. This is by experts about what is going on out there. I always say to people, you would not even touch the can or bag if you knew how this was processed.

Books

Food Pets Die For by Ann Martin, and her pdf found here:
http://www.dufferinpark.ca/dogs/pdf/NEXUS_%20Polluted%20Pet%20Food!.pdf
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.

Websites

http://www.poisonedpets.com/a-rare-look-inside-a-rendering-plant/
http://siriusdog.com/pet-food-rendering-cvma-smith/
https://vet.tufts.edu/wp-content/uploads/DecipheringFactFromFictionIngredients.pdf
https://www.pethealthandnutritioncenter.com/undesirable-pet-dog-cat-food-ingredients.html
https://truthaboutpetfood.com/the-52-million-pet-feed-scam/

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.