I've worked at a vet's office and asked one of the
one's I really trusted, what they would recommend for
my new dog. He said "None" of the commercially
produced ones. When I asked why, he said it was
because there are no quality standards for pet food.
There could be variations between one batch and
another. One lot could cause diarrhea, another a dull
coat, intermittent vomiting or skin problems. Since
you change what batches you feed your dog over time,
you will never know what caused the problem.
You would be shocked what goes into dog food.
Products unfit for human consumption are put into dog
food. That includes rendered pets. Yes, euthanized
and animals that die from disease are rendered into
products that end up in your dog food. Supporters of
this practice say that the product is sterilized so
that no diseases are transmitted. When you read
pet-food labels and it says meat or bone meal, that's
what it is -- cooked and converted animals, including
some dogs and cats. Even worse than the thought of
our dogs becoming cannibals is the process that the
flesh goes through to become bone meal. This meat and
bone must be treated with toxic chemicals to render it
Since many of the condemned animals are euthanized,
dog food contains sodium Pentabarbital. There is also
heavy metal contamination such as lead from our
environment. While food for human consumption must
meet strict standards, dog food does not.
So think long and hard before you feed your dog that
food from the supermarket that is labeled healthy dog
food. It probably is not.