Friday, March 13, 2009

Book ~ "Foods Pets Die For" (2008) Ann N. Martin

From Chapters.ca ~ 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.

If you have a pet, you should read this book.

It talks about what is in pet foods. If you are feeding your pet food that has meat meal in it, you are feeding your pet the carcasses of dead cats and dogs. How ghastly is that?!

If you want to avoid feeding your pets processed food, there are lots of recipes you can make at home.

4 comments:

LadyBanana said...

That's very disturbing.. but I really don't see myself having time to cook for Mabel, I barely get round to cooking for myself...

byrningbunny said...

I've never heard this before. I'll have to read this book for myself.

lillian said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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John Mutford said...

I've heard of pet foods adding cat and dog to the mix before (I think it was briefly touched upon in Schlosser's Fast Food Nation). I believe, and I could be wrong, that while the practice is technically legal in Canada, is not done. But, with cheaper foods from other countries coming in, who knows what they're adding. What does Martin say about Canadian produced pet food?