5 Tips to Keeping Your Furry Friend Healthy and Well Fed
By Linley Dixon, PhD
suggest there has been a spike in serious
intestinal maladies in pets. Americans spend
about $22 billion on pet food each year.
Pet food quality varies significantly and all too often includes dangerous chemical additives. In many cases consumers get what they pay for, but price doesn’t always indicate high quality. The good news is that discriminating shoppers will soon have a new tool helping them to weed through product labels and separate the good from the bad.
The Cornucopia Institute has completed a thorough analysis of the pet food industry and will release a detailed report this winter.
Our study reveals that many complete diet products significantly sway from the natural, wild diets of cats and dogs in terms of protein, fat and carbohydrate percentages. The majority of both dog and cat food product formulations contain too many grains and starches, including corn, wheat, rice, oats, peas, and potatoes. In addition, many products contain questionable and/or unnecessary ingredients. Read Full Article »