What the Commercial Petfood Industry Isn’t Telling You

(PRWEB) November 9, 2004

Your dog’s health is being compromised by the commercial petfood industry.

Dog health should be of significant concern to those involved in the commercial petfood industry. But it’s not. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of petfood manufacturers are keen to use the cheapest ingredients possible in order to keep consumer prices down and profits up. And dog health is suffering enormously as a result.

Cheap ingredients include large quantities of grain and small quantities of meat and meat byproducts. Most dogfood manufacturers have no qualms about using the meat of diseased carcasses, and parts of animals that the human meat processing plants would otherwise throw out. Then it’s processed and overcooked in such a way that no nutrients remain. And to try to fool the buying public that it’s good for your pet, the package will boldly advise you of all the added vitamins and antioxidants.

Dogs need vitamins, minerals and antioxidants just as much as you and I. And as with humans, the vitamins which do the most good are the ones that occur naturally in your dog’s diet. A dietary supplement is a good thing for pets and humans alike, but the primary nutrition should come from the diet. Most commercial petfood contains very little nutrition and a lot of worthless and even damaging fillers.

Even the brands which market themselves as “premium” dogfood leave much to be desired. They may contain a slightly higher proportion of meat than their lower priced counterparts, but very few contain anything faintly resembling human grade meat, very few contain any vegetable matter, and almost all are made up primarily of grains.

Take a look at the ingredients list on your pet’s food. Take a careful look. A favorite tactic of petfood manufacturers is to list a meat product first, and then list two, three, four or even five grain ingredients. It makes you think the main ingredient is meat or chicken. But if you add up the quantity of all the grains, you’ll realise that there’s barely any meat or chicken at all.

For the full story on what’s really in your pet’s food, see http://www.HealthyHappyDogs.com/DogFood

Your dog’s natural diet is raw meat including bones, with some raw vegetables, herbs and fruit.

A dog’s natural life span, depending upon the size and breed, should be 20 to 25 years. How many dogs do you know in that age bracket? Neither do I.

Why? The number one reason why your dog’s life is shorter than it should be is commercial petfood.

There are other reasons, too – the drugs we give our dogs every year in vaccinations, and every time they’re sick – cortisone and antibiotics can cause significant unwanted side effects. The chemicals we give our dogs and put on their skin to keep worms and fleas and other parasites at bay. And even pollutants such as chemical weedkillers, and petrol fumes play a part.

But the number one early killer of our dogs is commercial pet food.

For further information see http://www.HealthyHappyDogs.com/DogFood

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