Food Pets Die For
Shocking Facts About Pet Food
by Ann N. Martin - 2008
The commercial pet food industry has a secret to hide — and Ann Martin wants to make sure you know it. Her research reveals some startling facts: that the pet food industry conducts animal testing in order to improve their product, and includes euthanized cats and dogs in the mix to heighten protein content.
In this revised and updated edition, Martin continues to explore the shocking processes by which commercial pet foods are produced. She offers alternative recipes for feeding pets, nutritional advice, and an exploration of "Pet Peeves," in which she explores several scams aimed at pet owners.
This groundbreaking book gives us a glimpse into exactly what we are doing when we buy pet food.
The Crimes, Lies and Truth About Pet Food
by Susan Thixton - 2011
Pet Food is the only food industry allowed to lie to consumers. The only food industry given FDA permission to violate federal food safety law. Buyer Beware is the documented truth about what millions of pet parents are unknowingly feeding their pets. "While pet food advertising bombards us with the images of plump fresh meats, brightly colored vegetables, and beautiful grains in their products, Susan talks about ethoxyquin, recalls, rendering, and deceptive advertising. And she’s got the facts to back up her writings. Something, as you will learn from reading this book, the pet food industry is not required to have. It is high time that the pet food industry’s secrets were brought to light.
Buyer Beware explains the regulations within the pet food industry, including shocking details of little known FDA Compliance Policies that allow diseased animals, pesticide contaminated food ingredients, and much more, to be processed into pet food. Further, the new book contains a section titled "How Horrible Can Pet Food Ingredients Get?" - providing readers easy to understand details of common pet food ingredients such as Animal Fat, By-Product Meal, Canola Oil, Dyes, and much more.
Not Fit For A Dog!
The Truth About Manufactured Cat & Dog Food
by Michael W. Fox, Elizabeth Hodgkins, and Marion E. Smart - 2012
Highlighting the dangers of modern pet food--how it is unbalanced, creates addiction, and often contains ingredients that can literally poison your pet, this book destroys the myths propounded by pet food companies that human food is bad for pets, and that natural food diets are unsafe. Three veterinarians share their expertise and scientific evidence, providing an in-depth appraisal of the pet food industry and what people are feeding to their cats and dogs.
This revolutionary book teaches how to read pet food labels and what ingredients to avoid, how to save on pet bills by preventing diet-related disease in pets, why veterinarians are often ignorant of the health effects of manufactured pet food, how a change in diet can cure many diet-related illnesses, and why organic farming practices and suppliers can be the best choice for pets. Armed with this information, people will be able to provide a better and healthier life for their animals.
Protect Your Pet
More Shocking Facts
by Ann N. Martin - 2001
Before she wrote "Food Pets Die For: Shocking Facts About Pet Food," Ann Martin detailed the horrific practices of the commercial pet food and pet care industry in her 2001 book "Protect Your Pet." In this tome she carefully and methodically explains the ongoing problems and dangers of Commercial Pet Foods, discusses the controversy over Raw Meat Diets, and tackles the practice of excessive vaccination.
She starts her journey digging for facts... Nuggets of truth are often hard to come by in an industry shrouded in secrecy and the pursuit of profit. Of particular note in this book, Ann Martin examines the rise of Cancer in pets, the decreasing average lifespan of household pets, and the connections between food, vaccinations and pet vitality. Protect Your Pet includes healthy recipes, alternative choices, and solid advice for the concerned pet owner.
Pet Food Politics
The Chihuahua In The Coal Mine
by Marion Nestle - 2008
Marion Nestle, acclaimed author of Food Politics, now tells the gripping story of how, in early 2007, a few telephone calls about sick cats set off the largest recall of consumer products in U.S. history and an international crisis over the safety of imported goods ranging from food to toothpaste, tires, and toys. Nestle follows the trail of tainted pet food ingredients back to their source in China and along the supply chain to their introduction into feed for pigs, chickens, and fish in the United States, Canada, and other countries throughout the world.
What begins as a problem "merely" for cats and dogs soon becomes an issue of tremendous concern to everyone. Nestle uncovers unexpected connections among the food supplies for pets, farm animals, and people and identifies glaring gaps in the global oversight of food safety.