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    Toxic Pet Food: How to choose safe pet food - More

    Health:
    Pet food revealed: Consumer Wellness Center posts nutritional review of 570 pet food ingredients

    Wednesday, June 27, 2007 by: Mike Adams,

    The non-profit Consumer Wellness Center today posted a detailed nutritional review of 570 pet food ingredients commonly found in pet food products (both canned and dry). The list, created by a joint effort between pet food formulator Dr. Lisa Newman,...

    The above article is repeated with a few more excerpts, below.

    But first, a few other FYI's;

    How to choose safe pet food:
    https://www.wikihow.com/Choose-Safe-Pet-Food

    Books:

    Pet Food Politics:
    The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine (Hardcover)
    by Marion Nestle (Author)

    Pet Food Nation:
    The Smart, Easy, and Healthy Way to Feed Your Pet Now
    (Paperback) by Joan Weiskopf (Author)

    Food Pets Die For:
    Shocking Facts About Pet Food (Paperback)
    by Ann N. Martin (Author), Shawn Messonier (Foreword)

    Videos:

    Pet Food (How to save your pet!)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ts1FUfGE7c

    Pet Food Industry! Revealed

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpoOUaP256g


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    There is another article with a link to a "Toxic Pet Food Review" titled;
    "Pet Food Ingredients Revealed", given after this article, too.

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    How to choose safe pet food:
    https://www.wikihow.com/Choose-Safe-Pet-Food


    How to Choose Safe Pet Food

    Thereís a lot to consider when choosing a pet food. This article will

    help you to know what to look for.


    Steps:




    1. The list of ingredients on the bag. The first 5 to 10 will play a significant role in the nutritional make-up of a food; however, itís important to remember that pet food labels provide limited information regarding the nutritional value of a food. Labeling regulations do not allow manufacturers to describe the quality of ingredients on the package. A reputable pet food manufacturer will be able to explain to you their specific methods for evaluating and assuring the quality of ingredients used in their products.
    2. Identify the source/sources of protein. Because dogs and cats need meat, itís best to pick a food in which the first ingredient is an animal-based protein source, such as chicken and chicken meal, lamb, lamb meal, fish meal, or egg. These ingredients contain a full complement of essential amino acids, unlike vegetable-based protein sources, such as soybean meal or corn gluten meal. By-products are not a good source of protein because they are the left over parts from production, such as feathers, feet, heads, beaks, fur etc.
    3. Identify the source/sources of fat. For a glossy coat and healthy skin, your pet needs fat in the diet. Make sure the fat is meat based, since this fat is taken out from the rendering process it should be added back in. Fats are made up of fatty acids, and there are two important types of fatty acids for dogs and catsóomega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-6 fatty acids, found in chicken fat and corn, are essential for maintenance of skin and coat and proper membrane structure. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish oil, all other sources of Omega-3 are hard for cats and dogs to digest. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to be important in blood clotting and decreasing inflammation, among other things.
    4. Identify the source/sources of carbohydrate. Cats and dogs need very little carbs in their diets because they are carnivores. Ideally there should be no grain in their food. The grains that are known to cause kidney damage from their poor protein are corn, wheat and soy. Fruits and vegetables are good carb sources for pets as long as there are not too many of them.
    5. Identify a source of fiber. Research has shown that moderately fermentable fiber, such as beet pulp, enhances intestinal health. The fermentable part of the fiber is broken down by intestinal bacteria to provide short-chain fatty acids, an energy source for intestinal cells. The non-fermentable component provides bulk for normal feces. Using highly fermentable fibers can cause problems, such as excess gas, while using non-fermentable fibers, such as peanut hulls, promotes excess stool volume because they are of little or no nutritional value.
    6. Look at the preservatives. Copper Sulfate and Ethoxyquin are toxic and very bad for pets. These ingredients should be avoided. Salt should also not be very high up on the list.
    7. Look at the guaranteed analysis. If your pet is on the chunky side you should pick a food with higher protein than the competition. If your pet is skinny get a food with average protein.
    8. Look for the words by-product, corn, wheat and soy. If the food has any of these ingredients do not buy it. All of these ingredients are cheap and have little or no nutritional value to pets. By-products are left over from the slaughter/processing of the food, and corn, wheat and soy are not digestible by pets and cause kidney problems down the road.

    Tips:


    • You can not continue to rely on the premium brands that have always been trusted, like Iams and Eukanuba, etc. These foods have corn, wheat and soy. They also use by-products. These foods are very cheap and are not healthy for your pet.
    • If you would like to learn more please visit insidepetfood.blogspot.com
    Related wikiHows


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    From: News Target www.newstarget.com

    Dear readers,

    Today, the Consumer Wellness Center reveals a

    groundbreaking new report that rates 570 pet food
    ingredients for their quality and safety. Created in

    cooperation with Dr. Lisa Newman, N.D., Ph.D., a

    nutritionist with over 20 years of clinical

    experience, the new report is entitled, "Pet Food

    Ingredients Revealed!" and is viewable online right
    now.

    Click the headline below for the full story, or go

    directly to the report at:
    https://www.newstarget.com/Report_pet_food_ingredients_0.html


    Health: Pet food revealed: Consumer Wellness Center posts nutritional review of 570 pet food ingredients
    The non-profit Consumer Wellness Center today posted a detailed nutritional review of 570 pet food ingredients commonly found in pet food products (both canned and dry). The list, created by a joint effort between pet food formulator Dr. Lisa Newman,...



    Excerpt from the above web p[age:

    The following list of pet food ingredients and ratings
    was created by a cooperative effort between pet food
    formulator Dr. Lisa Newman, N.D., Ph.D.
    (www.Azmira.com),
    Mike Adams (www.HealthRanger.org) and the
    non-profit Consumer Wellness Center
    (www.ConsumerWellness.org). Mike Adams and the
    CWC analyzed the ingredients of 448 popular pet food
    products sold in the United States and organized them
    by frequency. Dr. Newman then provided a nutritional
    analysis and comment for each ingredient.

    We then organized this information into four
    reference lists:

    1) Pet food ingredients by rating (from 5 stars down to
    1 star, with 5 stars indicating the best quality
    ingredients).

    2) Pet food ingredients by frequency (sorted by how
    frequently they appear in pet food products, from 96%
    down to 1%).

    3) Pet food ingredients listed alphabetically (to make it
    easier for you to reference an ingredient you're
    curious about).

    4) Worst pet food ingredients (which lists all the 1-star
    ingredients, indicating lowest quality).

    You can view these lists by clicking on the chapter
    headings on the lft side of the web page, at :>
    https://www.newstarget.com/Report_pet_food_ingredients_0.html

    End of excerpt

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    Tom Krohmer
    Environmental Technologist
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    Re: Toxic Pet Food: How to choose safe pet food - More

    The best dog food i have ever found is Natural dog food, Organic Dog Food, Holistic dog food, Premium dog food, dog treats, Arthritic remedies, IBD, IBS, Digestive problems, dog cancer, cancer in dogs, pet supplements, cat treats, cat food, raw dog food, organic dog food, pet treats, cann organic ingredients low heat processed. no hidden ingredients sprouted grains berry all kinds of good things in it. The chicken one is good.
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    Re: Toxic Pet Food: How to choose safe pet food - More

    I am a distributor for a very healthy, all natural human grade pet food called Flint River Ranch. You can learn more about it at my web site. My cat and dog have been eating it for years and are exceptionally healthy!

    Flint River Ranch Dog and Cat Food for a Healthy Pet
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    Re: Toxic Pet Food: How to choose safe pet food - More

    Thanks, Toxic Reverend!
    We needed that!!

    Many blessings to you and yours,
    Rev. Allorrah Be, CAHt. (and Harold the Handsome)
    Circles of Light Ministries
    Santa Rosa, California
    707/526-1247
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    Re: Toxic Pet Food: How to choose safe pet food - More

    This was posted many years ago, but still stands as a guide to help us determine what's in our pet tood. Many valuable links in this posting.

    Quote Toxic Reverend wrote: View Post
    Health:
    Pet food revealed: Consumer Wellness Center posts nutritional review of 570 pet food ingredients

    Wednesday, June 27, 2007 by: Mike Adams,

    The non-profit Consumer Wellness Center today posted a detailed nutritional review of 570 pet food ingredients commonly found in pet food products (both canned and dry). The list, created by a joint effort between pet food formulator Dr. Lisa Newman,...

    The above article is repeated with a few more excerpts, below.

    But first, a few other FYI's;

    How to choose safe pet food:
    https://www.wikihow.com/Choose-Safe-Pet-Food
    ...
    Continues here
    Last edited by Barry; 03-09-2015 at 03:52 PM.
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