With humans, healthy eating is about more than just the food on your plate – it is also about how you think about food. However, with animals - our family pets – healthy eating is a choice that we must make for them, and we are not doing a very good job. We have been sold bad information by Madison Avenue and the pet food manufacturers themselves. Labels on dog and cat food claim to be “scientifically formulated” and “balanced” for a pet’s health while the actual food may (legally) contain condemned and contaminated material from slaughterhouse facilities, roadkill, dead, diseased, disabled, and dying animals (Beware of the 4D’s) picked up by dead-stock removal operations; and, although the industry vehemently denies it, euthanized companion animals. These are just protein sources.
The time on earth we get to spend with our pets is short and precious. If their lives could be enhanced and extended by months, if not years, by a simple change in diet, what a blessing it would be to know we created some extra memories with our loved ones just by being aware. Begin today: Read the label.
Lee Sanft has been volunteering for many animal rescue/shelter groups such as The Humane Society, Forever Home, Therapy Dogs, and several more locally while ensuing a career as an Airline Pilot. Pets were part of the family his entire life. Lately Lee has been training dog owners, rehabilitating dogs, and fostering dogs and cats that were in need of extra attention. Why did so many pets have health issues? With a chemistry background, he has been in the vanguard revealing to pet owners what the ingredients in commercial pet food are.
Read the label on your pet food. Know what the ingredients really are - you will be horrified at what is "legal".
What Your Best Friend is Really Eating
Dog Nutrition – protein is one of the most essential building blocks of a dog’s (and cat’s) life. Without protein, muscle tissue and internal organs would suffer greatly. It is not ideal to feed dogs only carbohydrate-based treats and food. Too many carbohydrate’s and too little or no protein can do more harm than good. This is why pet food manufacturers turned to the byproducts of meat processing plants to acquire inexpensive sources of animal protein to add to dry, semi=moist, and canned pet food.