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Blue Therapy and More on Toxic Pet Food

By Dr. Andrew Jones

From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed
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Re: Blue Therapy and More on Toxic Pet Food

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Good morning everybody.

I am feeling much better today..it just so happens
that yesterday was SUNNY..YAAAAAAAAY and I was able
to spend some time walking Lewis.

As far as Winter Blue Therapy..I think there can be nothing
better than taking your dog for a walk in the sun.

Thank You for ALL of you who took the time to email and
reply on my blog 🙂

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and There are some KEY insights into EXACTLY what you should
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I watched a very interesting documentary on the Pet Food
Industry last night.

Here is a rundown on what was covered:

Do we really know what we’re feeding our pets? In the Spring of 2007,
pet owners across North America were devastated when upwards of 50,000
of their beloved pet dogs and cats fell seriously ill after eating
tainted pet food. Many of the animals died. Menu Foods of Toronto,
the manufacturer, initiated the biggest recall of pet food in North
American history.

In the wake of the scandal, the trust pet food makers so carefully
nurtured with pet lovers has been severely shaken, and the $16 billion
dollar pet food industry has come under public scrutiny as never before.
Pet owners and governments are asking: Is pet food both nutritious,
and safe? Does it live up to the claims of its makers? Is the industry
adequately regulated?

Yap films’ new documentary, PET FOOD: A DOG’S BREAKFAST, investigates,
and discovers that a ‘dog’s breakfast’ may be just that.

This exposé takes viewers inside the world of pet food manufacturing
and is essential viewing for every pet owner.
 
PET FOOD: A DOG’S BREAKFAST features critics of the industry, foremost
among them Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins, a California vet, and insider who
used to work in the pet food industry. She says the recall of food
made by Menu Foods of Toronto is a sign of larger problems.
“Unfortunately the pet food industry is cutting corners, is not
doing the testing it says it’s doing, is not using the quality
of ingredients it wants pet owners to believe are in that bag
and can, and is not forthcoming with pet owners about those facts. 
It is not a truthful industry.”

PET FOOD: A DOG’S BREAKFAST profiles three pet owners who say their
pets have been made ill or died as a result of eating tainted food.
They are plaintiffs in class action lawsuits seeking to recover not
only money spent on vet bills, but also compensation for the emotional
trauma they have suffered. One of the owners, Jovanna Kovacevic of
Toronto, says, “You get very close to a cat.  It’s not just an
animal, it’s a member of your family.  One of her cats died after
eating food that was later recalled.  Another is still sick and
needs ongoing, and ruinously expensive, veterinary care.  “It’s
not my fault”, she says, “so you want them to pay for their mistakes.
You’re angry.”

As Vancouver class action lawyer Lucianna Brasil explains, the
claim for emotional damages indicates how our view of pets has
changed over the past decades.  Animals used to be thought of as
companions. Now they are more like members of the family – like
substitute children.  In fact, about two thirds of pet owners are
childless. Even though under the current law, pets are considered
‘property’, the pet food industry strongly promotes the view that
pets are family members and markets its products on that basis.

Critics also say there is a big gap between how the companies want
consumers to perceive their product and what it actually is. Pet
food commercials and labels show fetchingly presented ingredients
that humans would be happy to eat.  The pet food industry often
refers to its products as “human grade’.  But Elizabeth Hodgkins
says this kind of marketing is misleading.  “I think many pet
owners would be very surprised to learn about the ingredients
that are actually going into the can or the bag of food that
they’re feeding to their pet.  They would be shocked.”  Hodgkins
goes into the kitchen to reveal the secrets of what’s actually
in your pet’s food and how it’s made.
As seen in PET FOOD: A DOG’S BREAKFAST, there is a growing call
among consumer activists for greater regulation that will bring
the pet food industry to heel. Your pet’s life may depend on it.

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P.S. The BEST way to have control over what your
Pet eats is to make your own dog or cat’s food.
I have compiled an extensive list of recipes on my
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Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew Jones, DVM

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3 Responses to “Blue Therapy and More on Toxic Pet Food”


  1. Patzeee Says:
    January 25th, 2008 at 11:47 am

    I stopped feeding my little Oliver that dog food about 6 years or so ago..i was buying an expensive brand of dog food preserved with so called vitamin E …when one day i put my nose in the bag and to me the vitamin E smelled rancid…
    at that time our little Oliver used to just toss up every morning a small amount of yellowish foamy bile…so i decided it may be that vitamin E ,as it made me sick to smell it..
    Now Oliver only gets our homecooked food and eats several small portions a day and has not had any toss ups since 🙂
    He eats with Gusto 🙂
    I guess i was just being stupid to think i was doing a good thing for our Oliver..but we had a yorkie,Rudy, before him and we gave him our homemade food once he got sick and he lived for 16 years.
    i remember as a child the dog food they had was like a beef stew, beef cubes, carrots, peas, potatoes and gravy in a can and dog lived up to 20 years on that stuff…That food looked and smelled so good u would like to eat it urself 🙂
    How can u say Buone Appetto to a dry kibble on a plate !
    Hope UR weekend will be a SUNNY one !

  2. Anna Says:
    January 29th, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Strange you should mention this topic a year later. Although we “deploy” a wide mix of high-end cat foods, raw, canned, kibble, and home-cooked, I began to notice that our cats suddenly went right off one very well regarded brand, one that never had a problem during the recall last year.

    In fact our “you-ignore-him-at-your-own-risk” cat suddenly barfed it all up right away… well, let call him ultra-finicky, but the once-starved kitten who now eats everything sniffed it and walked away.

    Before I ask “Is another problem brewing, and from a different direction?” I am careful to evaluate my own cats to make sure it’s nothing in their environment, or an unseen medical or emotional problem, or an aspect of their living context that could be causing this. But I have a sinking feeling it IS the food.

    Perhaps just that batch. But it’s always good to be on the lookout.

  3. Mary Mossman Says:
    January 31st, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Vancouver class action lawyer Lucianna Brasil explains…”In fact, about two thirds of pet owners are
    childless.”
    I find this hard to believe. Where did this statistic come from? Does “childless” here really mean without children in the household? Most of the pet owners I know have children. If older people don’t have pets it usually is to make travel easier.

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