Did you know?
cancerin dogs
will likely affect 50%
of our canine
companions by the
time they reach their
senior years?
Fri...
The statistics on cancer
in dogs is
alarming!
Higher in dogs than it
is in humans you
know...
Friday, September 13, 13
According to recent stats from VPI Pet
Insurance, dogs are:
2X
4X
8X
35X
as likely to
develop leukemia
than humans.
more l...
When does a dog ever
really stop sniffing?
Dogs regularly inhale unseen cancer causing materials.
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carcinogens
Some of the chemicals used to
preserve pet foods have been
revealed to be cancer causing
agents. Sadly, mouth ...
AreYOU
Willing To
Play
Russian
Roulette
Each Time
YOU Feed
Your Dog?
Friday, September 13, 13
FDA
Regulations?
There is NO requirement that pet food products have
pre-market approval by the FDA.
HOWEVER, FDA ensures ...
Treatment
of cancer
in dogs
estimated costs range from $2,000 to $6,000+ per patient
While the above provides approximate ...
Huh?
Why not be proactive?
Treatment?
$$
who’s making money at who’s expense?
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Dogs Are Omnivores
Omnivore
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
An omnivore, meaning 'all-ea...
Feral dogs are primarily scavengers, with studies showing that unlike their wild cousins, they are poor hunters, having li...
More than 95% of pets
derive their nutritional
needs from a single source-
processed pet foods.
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The Fat Kid
Always Will Go
For The Cake!
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What would you feed
your baby?
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Meat Industry Story...
Animal excrement and pathogen pollution
Nitrate pollution from agriculture
Antibiotic water polluti...
Pet food manufacturers go to any length to fill their foods
with the cheapest sources of protein they can find, you
probably...
euthanized cats and dogs often end up in rendering
vats along with other questionable material to
make meat meal, and meat...
pentobarbital, the
euthanasia drug
so-called “4D” animals (dead, dying, diseased, disabled) were only recently banned for ...
dog food rendering plants accept everything from
road kill, dead zoo animals and euthanized pets
from both shelters and ve...
no wonder 50% of
us get CANCER!
"Unfortunately,
harmful
chemical
preservatives
and other
artificial
additives are
the norm ...
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Chemical
Bad Guys...
Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)
Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
The World Health Organization openly na...
Dog Food
Preservative…
or Dangerous
Pesticide?
moisture preservative: propylene glycol
You may recognize propylene glycol ...
canine liver and
kidney cancer...
Ethoxyquin
is not only used as a dog food preservative but it’s
also used as a pesticide...
The Pet Food
Recall of
2003 is STILL
going on
today!
FDA website...
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1995: Nature’s Recipe recalled almost
a million pounds of dry dog and cat food
after consumers complained that their pets
...
1999:
Doane Pet Care recalled more than a
million bags of corn-based dry dog food
contaminated with aflatoxin. Products
inc...
2000:
Iams recalled 248,000 pounds of dry dog food
distributed in 7 states due to excess DL-Methionine
Amino Acid, a urina...
2003: a recall was made by Petcurean “Go!
Natural” pet food due to circumstantial
association with some dogs suffering fro...
2005
a similar recall by Diamond
Foods was announced; this
time the moldy corn contained
a particularly nasty fungal
produ...
2006:
more than 5 million cans of Ol’ Roy, American Fare, and
other dog foods distributed in the southeast were recalled
b...
2006: 4 prescription
canned dog and
cat foods were
recalled by
Royal Canin
(owned by
Mars). The
culprit was a
serious
over...
2007:
The most lethal pet food
in history was the subject
of the largest recall ever.
(the FDA received more than 17,000 r...
2007: A BadYear!
April: scientists discovered high levels of melamine in wheat
gluten and rice protein concentrate importe...
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What most consumers
don’t know...
Pet food provides a convenient income
for slaughterhouses... grains
considered “unfit fo...
What s Left After
Human Processing...
However, about 50% of every food animal does not get used in human
foods. Whatever r...
Slaughter
House Bacteria!
Antibiotics used in livestock production are
also thought to contribute to antibiotic
resistance...
The U.S. pet food market
is a $15 billion a year
industry and rapidly
expanding into foreign
markets.
Friday, September 13...
The With Rule:
Allows an ingredient name to appear on the label, such as
“with real chicken,” as long as each such ingredi...
The Flavor Rule:
This allows a food to be designated as a certain flavor as long as the ingredient(s) are sufficient to “i...
The pet food
industry loves...
...to say that it’s more highly
regulated than human food, but
that’s just not true. Pet fo...
Just buy better
food right?
Friday, September 13, 13
Premium Food Brands
The small amount of meat left on the bones is the
meat in the pet food.
On the label, you’ll see one o...
The Only Thing
That’s Not
There Is What
Should Be!
Anticaking agents
Antigelling agents
Antimicrobial agents
Antioxidants
...
Toxins:
This is a carcinogenic
compound formed at cooking
temperatures of about 250°F
in foods containing certain
sugars a...
Fortifying
What’s Left
What Happened to the Nutrients?
Cooking and other processing of meat and by-products used in pet fo...
What’s That Smell?
Animal and Poultry Fat
There’s a unique, pungent odor to a new bag
of dry pet food — what is the source...
Final step in processing...
food is sprayed
with fat, digests, or
other
compounds
food is sprayed
with fat, digests, or
ot...
Do not mix dry food with
water, milk, canned food,
or other liquids!!
Although the cooking process kills
bacteria in the i...
Other problems may occur from reactions to additives. Others are a result of contamination with
bacteria, mold, drugs, or ...
Veterinarians
are busier
than ever
before!
In 2010, there were 61,400
jobs in this occupation and it will
expand 36% by 20...
...it’s great
business
to make our
pets sick!
www.aavmc.org
veterinarians in privately owned clinics can
make well over $1...
The influence of the
pet food industry on a
veterinary practice is
extreme!
Many vet schools rely on food-sponsored grants...
Not only does the modern vet practice
believe in the science behind the bags of
food, it has come to rely on
the income (“...
Pet Pharmaceutical Sales Rep’s
make a base salary, commission, company car, and
benefits. Total compensation ranges between...
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What About that
“Better Food”
Claim?
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However, some companies are adept at evading the intent of both of these
rules. For instance, the name of the company or p...
This is a completely meaningless term — which is why
the pet food companies get away with using it. The
same applies to “U...
Is a raw food diet ok?
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Threats to human and dog health from bacteria in raw
meat. Bacteria can be deadly if your dog is suffering
from an immune ...
Friday, September 13, 13
WhatCan
YouDo?
Friday, September 13, 13
STOP
FEEDING
DRY FOOD!!!
Most dry foods contain a large amount of cereal grain or starchy vegetables to provide texture. T...
Go Meat Free!
Many dog food companies are trying to scare
us that’s it’s not healthy, yet many are now
using veggies as ch...
healthy body weight
healthier coats
increased health and vitality
clean eyes and ears
happier disposition
AVegan Dog?
Frid...
What’s Sillier?
A dead dog?
A vegan dog?
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Rather feed this...
or this?
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preventative good
eating now is
worth the time and
money...
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www.Vegan-DogTreats.com
you gotta start somewhere...
download a
FREE
vegan diet
“Special Report”!
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  1. 1. Did you know? cancerin dogs will likely affect 50% of our canine companions by the time they reach their senior years? Friday, September 13, 13
  2. 2. The statistics on cancer in dogs is alarming! Higher in dogs than it is in humans you know... Friday, September 13, 13
  3. 3. According to recent stats from VPI Pet Insurance, dogs are: 2X 4X 8X 35X as likely to develop leukemia than humans. more likely to suffer from breast cancer. more likely to develop bone cancer. more at risk for developing skin cancer. Friday, September 13, 13
  4. 4. When does a dog ever really stop sniffing? Dogs regularly inhale unseen cancer causing materials. Friday, September 13, 13
  5. 5. carcinogens Some of the chemicals used to preserve pet foods have been revealed to be cancer causing agents. Sadly, mouth cancer is actually the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in dogs. in my food? Friday, September 13, 13
  6. 6. AreYOU Willing To Play Russian Roulette Each Time YOU Feed Your Dog? Friday, September 13, 13
  7. 7. FDA Regulations? There is NO requirement that pet food products have pre-market approval by the FDA. HOWEVER, FDA ensures that the ingredients used in pet food are safe and have an appropriate function in the pet food. If there is NO REQUIREMENT - how can they ensure anything? Friday, September 13, 13
  8. 8. Treatment of cancer in dogs estimated costs range from $2,000 to $6,000+ per patient While the above provides approximate direct medical costs, it does not include indirect non-medical costs (care givers and travel costs) and intangible costs (suffering of patients due to complications associated with treatments and distress of the pet owners). Friday, September 13, 13
  9. 9. Huh? Why not be proactive? Treatment? $$ who’s making money at who’s expense? Friday, September 13, 13
  10. 10. Friday, September 13, 13
  11. 11. Dogs Are Omnivores Omnivore From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search An omnivore, meaning 'all-eater' (Latin omni, vorare: "all, everything", "to devour"), or polyphage ("many eater") species is a consumer of a variety of material as significant food sources in their natural diet. These foods may include plants, animals, algae and fungi.[1] Omnivores often are opportunistic, general feeders with neither carnivore nor herbivore specializations for acquiring or processing food, and are capable of consuming and do consume both animal protein and vegetation.[2] Many omnivores depend on a suitable mix of animal and plant food for long-term good health and reproduction.[citation needed] "omnivore" means "eater of everything" Friday, September 13, 13
  12. 12. Feral dogs are primarily scavengers, with studies showing that unlike their wild cousins, they are poor hunters, having little impact on wildlife populations. However, feral dogs have been reported to be effective hunters of reptiles in the Galápagos Islands, and free ranging pet dogs are more prone to predatory behavior toward wild animals. Despite their descent from wolves and classification as Carnivora, dogs are variously described in scholarly and other writings as carnivores[150] [151] or omnivores. Unlike obligate carnivores, such as the cat family with its shorter small intestine, dogs can adapt to a wide-ranging diet, and are not dependent on meat-specific protein nor a very high level of protein in order to fulfill their basic dietary requirements. Dogs are Scavengers! Dogs will healthily digest a variety of foods, including vegetables and grains, and can consume a large proportion of these in their diet. Compared to their wolf ancestors, dogs have adaptations in genes involved in starch digestion that contribute to an increased ability to thrive on a starch-rich diet. Friday, September 13, 13
  13. 13. More than 95% of pets derive their nutritional needs from a single source- processed pet foods. Friday, September 13, 13
  14. 14. The Fat Kid Always Will Go For The Cake! Friday, September 13, 13
  15. 15. What would you feed your baby? Friday, September 13, 13
  16. 16. Meat Industry Story... Animal excrement and pathogen pollution Nitrate pollution from agriculture Antibiotic water pollution Growth hormones and water pollution Arsenic pollution from farms ...just look it up! Friday, September 13, 13
  17. 17. Pet food manufacturers go to any length to fill their foods with the cheapest sources of protein they can find, you probably won't be surprised to find out that the other ingredients in pet foods aren't much better! Friday, September 13, 13
  18. 18. euthanized cats and dogs often end up in rendering vats along with other questionable material to make meat meal, and meat and bone meal. The current FDA feed rules are primarily concerned with efficiency and utility, not public health. They allow cattle to be fed pigs, pigs to be fed cattle, cattle to be fed poultry, and poultry to be fed cattle. They allow dogs and cats to be fed dogs and cats. Pet foods are NOT just processed grain!!! WHAT? Are you kidding me? Friday, September 13, 13
  19. 19. pentobarbital, the euthanasia drug so-called “4D” animals (dead, dying, diseased, disabled) were only recently banned for human consumption and are still legitimate ingredients for pet food. Because of persistent rumors that rendered by-products contain dead dogs and cats, the FDA conducted a study looking for pentobarbital, the most common euthanasia drug, in pet foods. They found it! Friday, September 13, 13
  20. 20. dog food rendering plants accept everything from road kill, dead zoo animals and euthanized pets from both shelters and veterinary clinics. One such plant was found to have rendered 11 tons of dogs and cats in one week! Another plant in California reported processing an average of 200 tons of dogs and cats per month. Friday, September 13, 13
  21. 21. no wonder 50% of us get CANCER! "Unfortunately, harmful chemical preservatives and other artificial additives are the norm in most pet foods. Some are intentionally added by the manufacturer, while others come from the herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides used by farmers to boost crop yields. Friday, September 13, 13
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  23. 23. Chemical Bad Guys... Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) The World Health Organization openly names both BHT and BHA as suspicious cancer-causing compounds. The State of California now identifies BHA as a probable “carcinogen”, too. With their troubling reputations for causing such serious disease you’d think these two nasty preservatives would be intentionally shunned by the pet food industry. But, sadly enough, both BHA and BHT can still be regularly found in a number of commercial dog foods. Common Chemical Additives… Propylene Glycol Ethoxyquin BHA BHT TBHQ Propyl Gallate Friday, September 13, 13
  24. 24. Dog Food Preservative… or Dangerous Pesticide? moisture preservative: propylene glycol You may recognize propylene glycol by its more infamous use in certain types of non-automotive anti-freeze. Now, to be fair, this chemical is considered far less toxic than its more dangerous cousin, ethylene glycol. However, due to its proven risk of blood toxicity, propylene glycol has been banned by the FDA for use in cat food. It is still used as an artificial preservative in dog food! Friday, September 13, 13
  25. 25. canine liver and kidney cancer... Ethoxyquin is not only used as a dog food preservative but it’s also used as a pesticide… and a hardening agent in the manufacture of synthetic rubber. Ethoxyquin has been under investigation by the FDA as a possible cause for certain types of canine liver and kidney cancer. Yet to this day, it’s still commonly found in many popular brands of dog food. Friday, September 13, 13
  26. 26. The Pet Food Recall of 2003 is STILL going on today! FDA website... Friday, September 13, 13
  27. 27. Friday, September 13, 13
  28. 28. 1995: Nature’s Recipe recalled almost a million pounds of dry dog and cat food after consumers complained that their pets were vomiting and losing their appetite. The problem was a fungus that produced vomitoxin contaminating the wheat. Many recalls have been widely publicized, quite a few have not... Friday, September 13, 13
  29. 29. 1999: Doane Pet Care recalled more than a million bags of corn-based dry dog food contaminated with aflatoxin. Products included Ol’ Roy (Wal-Mart’s brand) and 53 other brands. Toxin killed 25 dogs. Friday, September 13, 13
  30. 30. 2000: Iams recalled 248,000 pounds of dry dog food distributed in 7 states due to excess DL-Methionine Amino Acid, a urinary acidifier. Friday, September 13, 13
  31. 31. 2003: a recall was made by Petcurean “Go! Natural” pet food due to circumstantial association with some dogs suffering from liver disease; no cause was ever found. Friday, September 13, 13
  32. 32. 2005 a similar recall by Diamond Foods was announced; this time the moldy corn contained a particularly nasty fungal product called aflatoxin. 123,000 pounds of cat and dog treats were also recalled due to Salmonella contamination. Friday, September 13, 13
  33. 33. 2006: more than 5 million cans of Ol’ Roy, American Fare, and other dog foods distributed in the southeast were recalled by the manufacturer, Simmons Pet Food, because the cans’ enamel lining was flaking off into the food. Friday, September 13, 13
  34. 34. 2006: 4 prescription canned dog and cat foods were recalled by Royal Canin (owned by Mars). The culprit was a serious overdose of Vitamin D that caused calcium deficiency and kidney disease. Friday, September 13, 13
  35. 35. 2007: The most lethal pet food in history was the subject of the largest recall ever. (the FDA received more than 17,000 reports) Menu Foods recalled 100+ brands including Iams, Eukanuba, Hill’s Science Diet, Purina Mighty Dog, and many store brands including Wal-Mart’s. Thousands of pets were sickened and an estimated 20% died from acute renal failure caused by the food. The toxin was initially believed to be a pesticide, RAT POISON aminopterin as one of the ingredients. Friday, September 13, 13
  36. 36. 2007: A BadYear! April: scientists discovered high levels of melamine in wheat gluten and rice protein concentrate imported from China. It was added to the ingredients to falsely boost their protein content. Tests revealed it used in feed for cows, pigs, and chickens. Thousands of animals were quarantined and destroyed!! This is still ongoing as of May 2007. Be sure to check the FDA website for the most recent updates. May: scientists identified the cause of the rapid onset kidney disease that had appeared in dogs and cats as a reaction caused by the combination of melamine and cyanuric acid, both unauthorized Friday, September 13, 13
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  38. 38. What most consumers don’t know... Pet food provides a convenient income for slaughterhouses... grains considered “unfit for human consumption,” and similar waste products to be turned into profit. This waste includes intestines, udders, heads, hooves, and possibly diseased and cancerous animal parts. The pet food industry is an extension of the human food and agriculture industries. Friday, September 13, 13
  39. 39. What s Left After Human Processing... However, about 50% of every food animal does not get used in human foods. Whatever remains of the carcass — heads, feet, bones, blood, intestines, lungs, spleens, livers, ligaments, fat trimmings, unborn babies, and other parts not generally consumed by humans — is used in pet food, animal feed, fertilizer, industrial lubricants, soap, rubber, and other products. These “other parts” are known as “by-products.” By- products are used in feed for poultry and livestock as well as in pet Friday, September 13, 13
  40. 40. Slaughter House Bacteria! Antibiotics used in livestock production are also thought to contribute to antibiotic resistance in humans. Slaughtered animals, as well as those that have died because of disease, injury, or natural causes, are sources of meat, by-products, and rendered meals. An animal that died on the farm might not reach a rendering plant until days after its death. more than 50% of meat meals are contaminated. Pet food manufacturers do not test their products for bacterial endotoxins. Friday, September 13, 13
  41. 41. The U.S. pet food market is a $15 billion a year industry and rapidly expanding into foreign markets. Friday, September 13, 13
  42. 42. The With Rule: Allows an ingredient name to appear on the label, such as “with real chicken,” as long as each such ingredient constitutes at least 3% of the food by weight, excluding water for processing. Friday, September 13, 13
  43. 43. The Flavor Rule: This allows a food to be designated as a certain flavor as long as the ingredient(s) are sufficient to “impart a distinctive characteristic” to the food. Thus, a “beef flavor” food may contain a small quantity of digest or other extract of tissues from cattle, or even an artificial flavor, without containing any actual beef meat at all. Chemical analysis, however, does not address the palatability, digestibility, or biological availability of nutrients in pet food. Thus it is unreliable for determining whether a food will provide an animal with sufficient nutrients. Friday, September 13, 13
  44. 44. The pet food industry loves... ...to say that it’s more highly regulated than human food, but that’s just not true. Pet food exists in a bit of a regulatory vacuum; laws are on the books, but enforcement is another story. Friday, September 13, 13
  45. 45. Just buy better food right? Friday, September 13, 13
  46. 46. Premium Food Brands The small amount of meat left on the bones is the meat in the pet food. On the label, you’ll see one or more named meats among the first few ingredients, such as “turkey” or “lamb.” These meats are still mainly leftover scraps; in the case of poultry, bones are allowed, so “chicken” consists mainly of backs and frames—the spine and ribs, minus their expensive breast meat. Even with this less-attractive source, pet food marketers are very tricky when talking about meat. The better brands of pet food, such as many “super-premium,” “natural,” and “organic” varieties, do not use by-products. Premium brands use animals killed specifically for pet food, thereby providing far greater financial support for these industries. Friday, September 13, 13
  47. 47. The Only Thing That’s Not There Is What Should Be! Anticaking agents Antigelling agents Antimicrobial agents Antioxidants Color additives Condiments Curing agents Drying agents Emulsifiers Essential oils Flavor enhancers Flavoring agents Grinding agents Humectants Leavening agents Lubricants Palatants Pelleting agents & binders Petroleum derivatives pH control agents Preservatives Seasonings Spices Stabilizers Sweeteners Texturizers Thickeners Additives in Processed Pet Foods Many chemicals are added to commercial pet foods to improve the taste, stability, characteristics, or appearance of the food. Additives include emulsifiers to prevent water and fat from separating, antioxidants to prevent fat from turning rancid, and artificial colors and flavors to make the product more attractive to consumers and more palatable to their companion animals. A wide variety of additives are allowed in animal feed and pet food, not counting vitamins and minerals. Not all of them are actually used in pet food. Additives can be specifically approved, or they can fall into the category of “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS). Additives provide no nutritional value!!! Friday, September 13, 13
  48. 48. Toxins: This is a carcinogenic compound formed at cooking temperatures of about 250°F in foods containing certain sugars and the amino acid asparagine (found in large amounts in potatoes and cereal grains). It is formed in a chemical process called the Maillard reaction.4, 5 Most dry pet foods contain cereal grains or potatoes, and they are processed at high temperatures; these are perfect conditions for the Maillard reaction. In fact, the Maillard reaction is considered desirable in the production of pet food because it imparts a palatable taste, even though it reduces the bioavailability of some amino acids, including taurine and lysine.6 The content and potential effects of acrylamide formation in pet foods are unknown. Toxins from mold or fungi are called mycotoxins. Modern farming practices, adverse weather conditions, and improper drying and storage of crops can contribute to mold growth. Pet food ingredients that are most likely to be contaminated with mycotoxins are grains such as wheat and corn, and fish meal. Mycotoxins. Pesticides and fertilizers may leave residue on plant products. Grains that are condemned for human consumption by the USDA due to residue may legally be used, without limitation, in pet food. Chemical Residue. Genetically modified plant products are also of concern. By 2006, 89% of the planted area of soybeans, 83% of cotton, and 61% of maize (corn) in the U.S. were genetically modified varieties. Cottonseed meal is a common ingredient of cattle feed; soy and corn are used directly in many pet foods. GMOs. Acrylamide. Friday, September 13, 13
  49. 49. Fortifying What’s Left What Happened to the Nutrients? Cooking and other processing of meat and by-products used in pet food can greatly diminish their nutritional value, although cooking increases the digestibility of cereal grains and starchy vegetables. To make pet food nutritious, pet food manufacturers must “fortify” it with vitamins and minerals. Why? Because the ingredients they are using are not wholesome, their quality may be extremely variable, and the harsh manufacturing practices destroy many of the nutrients the food had to begin with. Proteins are especially vulnerable to heat, and become damaged, or “denatured,” when cooked. Because dry foods ingredients are cooked twice — first during rendering and again in the extruder — problems are much more common than with canned or homemade foods. Altered proteins may contribute to food intolerances, food allergies, and inflammatory bowel disease. Friday, September 13, 13
  50. 50. What’s That Smell? Animal and Poultry Fat There’s a unique, pungent odor to a new bag of dry pet food — what is the source of that smell? For example, used restaurant grease was rendered and routed to pet foods for several years, but a more lucrative market is now in biodiesel fuel production. These fats are sprayed directly onto extruded kibbles and pellets to make an otherwise bland or distasteful product palatable. The fat also acts as a binding agent to which manufacturers add other flavor enhancers such as “animal digests” made from processed by-products. Pet food scientists have discovered that animals love the taste of these sprayed fats. Manufacturers are masters at getting a dog or a cat to eat something she would normally turn up her nose at. It is most often rendered animal fat, or vegetable fats and oils deemed inedible for humans. Friday, September 13, 13
  51. 51. Final step in processing... food is sprayed with fat, digests, or other compounds food is sprayed with fat, digests, or other compounds Friday, September 13, 13
  52. 52. Do not mix dry food with water, milk, canned food, or other liquids!! Although the cooking process kills bacteria in the ingredients, the final product can pick up more bacteria during the subsequent drying, coating, and packaging process. Some experts warn that getting dry food wet can allow the bacteria on the surface to multiply and make pets sick. Friday, September 13, 13
  53. 53. Other problems may occur from reactions to additives. Others are a result of contamination with bacteria, mold, drugs, or other toxins. In some diseases the role of commercial pet food is understood; in others, it is not. The bottom line is that diets composed primarily of low quality cereals and rendered meals are not as nutritious or safe as you should expect for your cat or dog. Nutrition-Related DiseasesThe idea that one pet food provides all the nutrition a companion animal will ever need for its entire life is a dangerous myth. Urinary Tract Infections Kidney Disease Dental Disease Humans do not floss with crackers, and dry food does not clean the teeth. Obesity Chronic Digestive Problems Bloat Heart Disease Hyperthyroidism inflated amounts recommended to sell more food! high-carb, high calorie dry food causing diabetes intolerance to food ingredients deficiencies of the amino acid taurine also causes blindness Friday, September 13, 13
  54. 54. Veterinarians are busier than ever before! In 2010, there were 61,400 jobs in this occupation and it will expand 36% by 2020. http://www.healthcaresalaryworld.com Friday, September 13, 13
  55. 55. ...it’s great business to make our pets sick! www.aavmc.org veterinarians in privately owned clinics can make well over $140,000 per year. Friday, September 13, 13
  56. 56. The influence of the pet food industry on a veterinary practice is extreme! Many vet schools rely on food-sponsored grants and scholarships to relieve them of the financial burdens of running programs in animal health. Surgery, neurology, internal medicine, dermatology, etc. are more tantalizing to new vets and they choose to neglect the field of nutrition. Pet food manufacturers lure new vets into selling their products in their offices - keeping nutritional education at a lack in veterinary schools. Research into pet nutrition and the lack of safe and convenient alternatives are factors too. Friday, September 13, 13
  57. 57. Not only does the modern vet practice believe in the science behind the bags of food, it has come to rely on the income (“unique retail agreements”) these foods provide. They are trained to trust in these products and want to continue to sell them—and to make a profit from it. Maybe they feel they deserve that income as much (or more) than any retailer does. After all, they recommend it based on their unique and specialized knowledge of animal physiology. Money, Money, Money! Vet-Only Brands Friday, September 13, 13
  58. 58. Pet Pharmaceutical Sales Rep’s make a base salary, commission, company car, and benefits. Total compensation ranges between $59,122 and $119,826*. Securing a job in this field is not easy, as competition is keen for a limited number of positions. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicts a (6%) increase in positions in the pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing field. It’s Also Great Busine$$ To Make Our Pet’s “Well”!!! *payscale.com Friday, September 13, 13
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  61. 61. What About that “Better Food” Claim? Friday, September 13, 13
  62. 62. However, some companies are adept at evading the intent of both of these rules. For instance, the name of the company or product may be intentionally misleading. Some companies use terms such as “Nature” or “Natural” or even “Organic” in the brand name, whether or not their products fit the definitions. Be aware that the term “organic” does not imply anything at all about animal welfare; products from cows and chickens can be organic, yet the animals themselves are still just “production units” in enormous factory farms. “Natural” & “Organic” Claims... “Natural”: adopted by AAFCO is very broad, and allows for artificially processed ingredients that most of us would consider very unnatural indeed. “Organic”: has a very strict legal definition under the USDA National Organic Program. Friday, September 13, 13
  63. 63. This is a completely meaningless term — which is why the pet food companies get away with using it. The same applies to “USDA inspected” or similar phrases. The implication is that the food is made using ingredients that are passed by the USDA for human consumption, but there are many ways around this. Pet foods claim they contain “human grade” ingredients. For instance, a facility might be USDA-inspected during the day, but the pet food is made at night after the inspector goes home. The use of such terms should be viewed as a “Hype Alert.” Friday, September 13, 13
  64. 64. Is a raw food diet ok? Friday, September 13, 13
  65. 65. Threats to human and dog health from bacteria in raw meat. Bacteria can be deadly if your dog is suffering from an immune condition such as cancer. An unbalanced diet that may damage the health of dogs if given for an extended period. Make sure you supplement with veggies too! Potential for whole bones to choke an animal, break teeth or cause an internal puncture. Where is your raw food coming from? You still run the risk of unsafe, GMO, and or pharmaceudicals showing up. Did you see the animal it came from? Maybe best to buy from a butcher and prepare yourself? Potential Risks of a Raw Meat Diet: Friday, September 13, 13
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  67. 67. WhatCan YouDo? Friday, September 13, 13
  68. 68. STOP FEEDING DRY FOOD!!! Most dry foods contain a large amount of cereal grain or starchy vegetables to provide texture. These high-carbohydrate products also provide a cheap source of “energy”. Gluten meals are high-protein extracts from which most of the carbohydrate is removed. They are often used to boost protein percentages without expensive animal-source ingredients. Corn gluten meal is the most commonly used. Wheat gluten is also used to create shapes like cuts, bites, chunks, shreds, flakes, and slices, and as a thickener for gravy. A recent fad, “low-carb” pet food, has some companies steering away from grains, and using potatoes, green peas, and other starchy vegetables as a substitute. Except for animals that are allergic to grains, dry low-carb diets offer no particular advantage to pets. They also tend to be very high in fat and, if fed free-choice, will result in weight gain. Canned versions are suitable for prevention and treatment of feline diabetes, and as part of a weight loss program, as well as for maintenance. Friday, September 13, 13
  69. 69. Go Meat Free! Many dog food companies are trying to scare us that’s it’s not healthy, yet many are now using veggies as cheap fillers in their foods! scare tactics mean more sales! better yet... Friday, September 13, 13
  70. 70. healthy body weight healthier coats increased health and vitality clean eyes and ears happier disposition AVegan Dog? Friday, September 13, 13
  71. 71. What’s Sillier? A dead dog? A vegan dog? Friday, September 13, 13
  72. 72. Rather feed this... or this? Friday, September 13, 13
  73. 73. preventative good eating now is worth the time and money... Friday, September 13, 13
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  78. 78. www.Vegan-DogTreats.com you gotta start somewhere... download a FREE vegan diet “Special Report”! Friday, September 13, 13
  79. 79. thank you. Friday, September 13, 13

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