Here we go again! Merrick pet food owned by Purina and Nestle, recalled their Good Buddy and Back Country treats due to them containing an elevated amount of thyroid hormones, as reported by the FDA. Many pet food companies put this in their food in order to make pets hungrier--so they continue to eat their food. Merrick says that the hormone is naturally occurring. The treats contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormones.
According to the FDA, pets that eat foods or treats containing elevated levels of thyroid hormones may develop hypothyroidism, a disease that is usually rare in dogs and triggered by thyroid cancer. Continued exposure can lead to issues of the heart, and in some cases, death.
Dogs showing symptoms of high thyroid levels may become thirsty, increased urination and appetite, weight loss, elevated heart rate,and restlessness.
Why are so many dog pet food being recalled due to elevated levels of beef thyroid hormones?
The levels most likely came from animal gullets (laryngeal tissue) in which the thyroid gland was not removed.
The USDA prohibits thyroid glands and laryngeal muscle tissue from being in the food that humans consume. Gullets are allowed to be in pet food and treats, incomplete removal of the thyroid will lead to issues like increased thirst, urination and heart rate.
If it is not allowed in human food, why are we feeding this to our pets? Greed! Because it increases their metabolism and makes them hungry so they eat more pet food.
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Stop feeding your beloved pets food with ingredients that are forbidden for human consumption. If you would not feed food like this to your human children, then do not feed it to your pet children. Cornucopia is the alternative. Do the right thing!