You spend time and money researching the very best for your beloved pet. After all they are like our child. We want them in our life as long as possible. The best way to do this is proper dog health and care; food, fresh water, brushing, comfort and love. I know so many of you get tired of hearing me rant about dog food but I can’t tell you enough- If you love your pet you will carefully consider what you feed them. If you want your pet to live a long, happy and healthy life without life threatening illnesses and HUGE Veterinary bills you’ll spend the time and money now to insure this.
What this means is that even once you’ve found an awesome food do a search online now and then to make sure its still awesome and hasn’t been recalled. Thats right even the companies with the best intentions rely on human error, greed and profit margins. A perfect example is Nutra Pet produces of some top name brand dog foods such as Evo, California Naturals, Mother Nature and Innova has recently sold to Proctor and Gamble. Here is an article about it
You should also know that Proctor and Gamble owns Iams and Eukanuba. Iams was petitioned by Peta for animal testing. Read more about Animal Testing. Long term how will this affect the Nutra Pet foods has got many of us greatly concerned.
Read this site to see the poor dogs used in Iams testing. Trust me you won’t buy it again: http://www.iamscruelty.com/photos.asp
Even the superior food I feed my dogs “Taste of the Wild” owned by Diamond Pet foods produce products in the past that were part a huge recall. Since then it seems that the company cleaned up their act and realized the huge losses in not providing a premium safe product. I search monthly making sure there are no changes in processing.
The bottom line is that you’ll need to continue to research and then watch the health of your dog. If you can consider making your dogs food. If you want a reality check read this site: http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/ If it scares you it should.
If you would like an excellent book on natural pet health including cat and dog foods you can make at home check out: Dr. Pitcairn’s New Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats Do yourself and your beloved pet a favor and take the time to read it. You can spend the money and time now or later at the Vet.
I am researching several companies to see if we can purchase free range meats at an affordable cost along with fruits and veggies to make dog food that can be stored in the freezer. If we all pull together perhaps we can find an affordable option for our pets. If you’re interested please email me and be sure to subscribe to our blog for updates.