Merrick and Castor & Pollux Recall

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.
Eliminate the risk of getting your pet sick with Cornucopia--human grade, real-organic, GMO free, gluten free, antibiotic free and harm free food for pets.
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!
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  • "Many pet foods contain corn as the main ingredient. Dogs and cats are not “cornivores’….they are carnivores!"
  • "If I can’t eat the food, I won’t give it to my pets either."
  • "Our pets are the only ones in our family who give us unconditional love."
  • "The animals are our children. They deserve the same quality food as our two-legged children."
  • "Your pets are members of the family so treat them like members of the family."
  • "I can help your pets live longer, healthier lives."
  • "Feed your pets what your grandfather fed his pets."
  • "Would you eat what you are feeding your pet? No? Then don’t feed it."
  • "Cats are obligate carnivores, not herbivores."
  • "Animals are my children."
  • "You have never in your life been to a doctor or veterinarian who taught you how to prevent disease (or who taught you about nutrition.)"
  • "Developed with Passion by a practicing veterinarian."
  • "If your human children died at 25 instead of 75 that would get your attention as to what is going on with pets."
  • "I am abolishing disease in my practice."
  • "1 out of 5 children in the average American family walks on all fours."
  • "Tell your pet every day that you love them."
  • "You can communicate with your pet, just listen."
  • "Would you feed your other children pet food?"
  • "Think about which members of your family give you unconditional love. Then treat them the same."
  • "We don’t make pet food, we make food for pets"
  • "Give them a “mouse-full”"
  • "Read the ingredients, would you eat that?"
  • "Does your pet deserve any less?"
  • "Where else do you get unconditional love?"
  • "Who is always happy to see you?"
  • "Who never complains about their day?"
  • "Give back to your pets the unconditional love that they give you."
  • "I put unconditional love into my food, my products, my patients, my practice."
  • "These blessed creatures are giving you unconditional love. Feeding them healthy, pure organic food is not much to ask in return."
  • "Let an animal in your heart and experience unconditional love."
  • "Unconditional love is when you love with all that you have."
  • "Unconditional love is giving without taking."
  • "Unconditional love is above all the gift of one’s self."
  • "Unconditional love is above all the gift of life."
  • "Unconditional love is the deepest essence of life."
  • "Unconditional love is always available for the asking."
  • "There is nothing more exhilarating than animal love."
  • "We all need to ask ourselves, “What are we giving to the world?”"
  • "Pursue your passion. I did."
  • "I make pet food the way Mother Nature intended."
  • "You were told your whole life not to feed your pet off the table. That turned out to be a lie to help sell pet food."

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