Are You Poisoning Your Pet?

Posted: March 16, 2007 in All, Blogroll, Controversy, Family, Health

Susan Thixton’s, “The Truth About Pet Food” is shocking and disturbing.  According to Susan, most dog food company’s are not using USDA approved meat, and have little restrictions on what they can put into dog food, pet snacks and treats.  There are a lot of popular brands of pet foods that contain diseased animal’s that were taken out of the human food chain. Other ingredient’s can include feather’s, hooves, beaks, and yes many company’s use, even have contracts with dog pounds to use euthanized dogs and cats. This means there are traces of the drugs used to euthanize those animals in the dog food. It has been reported that some dog food company’s even use deceased animals that have not only been dead for days and left rotting in the hot sun, but may be compromised with disease.

This was a complete and total shock to me.  I had no idea how little restrictions the pet food industry has placed on it.  The solution, in assuring that your pets are not being fed any of these inferior ingredient’s is to read the label.  The first 5 ingredients are the most important.  Look for ingredients that contain chicken meal, lamb meal, and fish meal.  Fresh Chicken is not harmful, but nutritionally inferior to the meal.  If any kind of wheat, flour, corn, or barley meal are in the first few ingredients, it will not supply your pet with the proper amount of protein. BHA and BHT, a preservative can be found in some dog foods, and could be responsible for the jump in cancer affecting pets. 

In simple terms

Harmful ingredients include:



By-products of any sort, especially meat



Meat and bone meal

Animal digest

Beef tallow


Soybean hulls

Desirable ingredients include:

Chicken meal

Brown rice

If you have any questions, Susan strongly suggest you talk to your vet.  Do your loved one a favor, feed’em well and help to add a few years to their life.

I’m adding this 18 hours after I wrote this post.  I just read where some dogs have died from kidney failure from bad dog food.  Here is a link to the story.

  1. Senseless_ says:

    Did you know grapes can be toxic to dogs?

  2. Manymeez says:

    No, I didn’t know that. but I did know about chocolate. Especially small dogs, it can kill them.

  3. Ryan says:

    Whoa! i didn’t know that chocolates can kill puppies. Well, lets just be careful on what we give to our pets. For me, i rely to the most trusted dog foods out there .I got them from

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