Food Pets Die for

Food Pets Die for

Shocking Facts About Pet Food

Book - 2008
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The commercial pet food industry has a secret to hide - and Ann Martin wants to make sure you know it. Her research reveals some startling facts: that the pet food industry conducts animal testing in order to improve their product, and includes euthanized cats and dogs in the mix to heighten protein content. In this revised and updated edition, Martin continues to explore the shocking processes by which commercial pet foods are produced. She offers alternative recipes for feeding pets, nutritional advice, and an exploration of Pet Peeves," in which she explores several scams aimed at pet owners. This groundbreaking book gives us a glimpse into exactly what we are doing when we buy pet food."
Publisher: Troutdale, Or. : NewSagePress ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Perseus (Publishers Group West), 2008.
Edition: 3rd ed.
ISBN: 9780939165568
0939165562
Branch Call Number: 363.1929 Martin
Characteristics: xii, 201 pages :,illustrations ;,23 cm

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Nov 27, 2011

Some people advise to feed only organically raised meat and grains, not only for health reasons, but for humane treatment of the farm animals raised for food. p.97

h
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Nov 27, 2011

Although some drugs may degrade at cooking temperatures the drug breakdown products are, for some drugs, still active or more toxic than the parent drug. [Mark Papich DVM cited]p.73

h
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Nov 27, 2011

The path of the euthanized pet went from the veterinary clinic to the receiving plant, then to the broker, and finally to the rendering plant where it was rendered and sold to feed mills and pet food companies. I was numb. p.27

previous quote was from p.25

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HereHere
Nov 27, 2011

When I began investigating the ingredients used in commercial pet food, a veterinarian in the United States advised me that the use of pets in pet food was routine practice.
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John Eckhouse, a reporter for the San Fransisco Chronicle, wrote a two-part exposé on the rendering of companion animals in California.

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Nov 27, 2011

I had heard over the years about euthanized pets being used in pet food. I was shocked at the amount of research done by the Author, and in particular, at the prevalence of this activity in my region, as well as across the USA and Canada. This is a must-read for anyone who cares about what they feed their pets. Given the amount of drugs, heavy metals and other materials in pet food, it is surprising that they live as long as they do.

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