“Before World War II, most North Americans fed their pets raw bones, meat scraps from the butcher and table scraps. THAT”S ALL CHANGED, now we feed bag or canned food for convenience. Diet isn't the only thing that has changed. So has life expectancy, with the life span of many breeds now less than half what it was two or three decades ago. “
William Pollak D.V.M.
Commercial dog food has only been around since the 1930s when cereal companies were trying to find something to do with their rejected grain -- their wheat and rice and corn that failed USDA inspection because of mold, rancidity, and other contaminants.
They discovered that the meat industry faced the same dilemma. Meat that couldn't pass USDA inspection because it had spoiled or because the livestock was diseased.
The "4D" meat that didn't make the cut for the human market, which means it came from livestock that was diseased, disabled, dying, or already dead when it arrved at the slaughterhouse.
The idea of mixing the rejected grain and rancid meats together and calling it "pet food" was born!!!!!
How do we keep this already rancid food from spoiling?
Ethoxyquin -- which is actually manufactured by the giant chemical corporation Monsanto as a rubber preservative. The containers are marked POISON. The Department of Agriculture lists it as a pesticide. OSHA lists it as a hazardous chemical.
BHA and BHT -- both of which cause liver and kidney dysfunction, and bladder and stomach cancer.
These Chemicals Are ALL Banned In Europe !!! But okay for our beloved family pet!!!
How commericial Pet food Affects Your Pet
Every day, unhappy dogs parade through veterinary offices. They suffer from:
skin allergies, itching , dandruff, hot spots , foot-licking, face rubbing
diabetes, cancer, throid
arthritis, hip dysplasia
eye, ear, skin, and coat problems
gassiness ,stomach and intestinal upset
gum disease and lick granulomas
breeding issues, birth defects
” I believe, along with poor quality nutrients, the chemical additives in pet food play a major part in the decline of our pets health. 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." Richard Pitcairn D.V.M.
Dr. William Pollock D.V.M. sums it up even more succintly:
"The diseases we are treating is the food we are feeding."
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