IS YOUR PET SICK? by Dr David S. Dyer, NMD
Hold onto your hats, I am going to reveal information that will infuriate some of you. There will be others that say “oh, well that’s the way it goes and there’s nothing I can do about it anyway.” Well this information made me so angry I decided to do something about it. All my articles in the past have been about human health and what the manufactures of processed foods put in human foods. Today I am going to let you know a little about what the pet food industry serves up for your pet. First a personal story, I will be brief because of space. A few years back I had a wonderful dog, his name was Dusty, his breed is not important. Dusty was one of the greatest dogs I have ever had the pleasure to live with. He was a good companion for my daughter, he looked after our property and he loved everyone in our family. Dusty died in my arms at the young age of 6 years old from cancer. Why did a young animal get such a dreaded disease for no apparent reason? I now believe it was from the food that I so lovingly fed him.
When you go to the store and purchase processed foods, there is an agency of the government that is supposed to insure us that the food is safe to eat, the FDA. The pet food industry does not have to adhere to the guidelines imposed on the human food manufacturers. There is a different organization that regulates the pet food industry, the Assoc. of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). I am angry and want you to at least know what is going on, what you decide to do about your pets is up to you.
If you read your pet’s food label (like you should yours as well) you will find things like animal protein or meat by-products. Ever wonder what these ingredients are? In most if not all commercial food they are diseased animals, road kill, contaminated “material” from slaughterhouses, euthanized pets sometimes with flea collars still in place, fecal matter, chicken and turkey feathers, offal, and other waste products swept up from the floor of rendering and slaughter plants. Any product that has been labeled “unfit for human consumption”, hooves and paws, hair, stomach contents, unborn calf carcasses and mammary glands. Doesn’t sound appetizing or nutritional to me. How about you? Then we have corn or other grains, mostly fillers, since most animals can’t digest grain well it gives them gas and other intestinal problems. How about preservatives? They are not good for you so they can’t be good for your pet. Some lists say no preservatives added, that’s a marketing trick. They are using products that already have the preservative added to them so they can legally say that. Veterinarians for the most part (not all of them) go along with the industry because like some medical doctors that are controlled by the pharmaceutical industry a lot of veterinarians are controlled to some degree by the pet food industry. Let’s face it neither pets nor humans get all the nutrients needed for optimal health from the foods we eat, we all need supplementation. Most supplements that work for people also work for pets, especially liquids. Just reduce the dosage down to 1/4 or 1/2 depending on the body weight of your pet. The more they weigh the larger the dose.
Ask yourself a few questions. Aren’t cats and dogs carnivores? Did they eat feathers, hooves, horns and other waste products in the wild? Is nutrition linked to your pets’ illness or disease? Can you make chicken salad out of chicken manure? My experience has shown me that almost all disease can be linked to improper nutrition. Our pets are no different, they not only need our love they need our concern about what they are eating. If you would like more information and have Internet access go to http://www.bornfreeusa.org/facts.php?more=1&p=359 you will be amazed at what you see.