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Pet Food Ingredients


Purina Says By-Products are "Nutrient Rich"

Purina Says By-Products are “Nutrient Rich”

A consumer recently sent me some marketing material put out by Purina. This is the perfect example to how words ...
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What Consumers Are Not Told About Pet Food Ingredients

What Consumers Are Not Told About Pet Food Ingredients

All laws in the U.S. are public information, except pet food laws. All legal definitions in the U.S. are public ...
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Which Pet Food Ingredients are Recycled Garbage?

Which Pet Food Ingredients are Recycled Garbage?

A concerned consumer recently alerted TruthaboutPetFood.com to a pet food that contained the ingredient "Dried Bakery Product"; recycled bakery garbage ...
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A Story of Determination

A Story of Determination

An amazing story how a veterinarian with the support from consumers found the cause of pet illness and death - ...
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Request - If you work at or live near a kibble manufacturing plant or a rendering facility...

Request – If you work at or live near a kibble manufacturing plant or a rendering facility…

If you or a family member/friend works at or lives near a kibble manufacturing plant or a rendering facility and ...
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Interesting Mycotoxin Study

Interesting Mycotoxin Study

Researchers in Brazil compared mycotoxin levels within multiple price ranges of dog food - from grocery store to premium types ...
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Pet Food Regulations


FDA and AAFCO have Allowed Illegal Pet Food for Twenty Years

FDA and AAFCO have Allowed Illegal Pet Food for Twenty Years

For twenty years, all regulatory authorities have been fully aware pet food ingredients included euthanized animals. For twenty years, all ...
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Complete and Balanced? Maybe...Maybe Not

Complete and Balanced? Maybe…Maybe Not

Complete and Balanced pet food is significantly important. Unfortunately, a pet is only receiving complete and balanced nutrition IF they ...
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Notes from AAFCO Meeting January 2018

Notes from AAFCO Meeting January 2018

Another meeting. More drama and frustration. Some potential pet food label changes for your review ...
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No to AAFCO meeting

No to AAFCO meeting

Unfortunately I must tell consumers I will not be attending the upcoming AAFCO meeting. There is a security issue that ...
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Recalls


Beefy Munchies/Beefy Bites – Expanded FDA Recall
Smokehouse Pet Products is expanding the recall of Beefy Munchies/Beefy Bites sold within the past year ...
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Beefy Munchies/Beefy Bites – Expanded FDA Recall

Smucker's withdraws varieties of Gravy Train, Kibbles n Bits, and Skippy Wet Dog Food
The J.M. Smucker Company is initiating a voluntary withdrawal of a limited quantity of Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, and ...
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Smucker’s withdraws varieties of Gravy Train, Kibbles n Bits, and Skippy Wet Dog Food

Darwin's Dog Food Recall
Darwin's Pet Food is recalling two lots of dog food "which testing has found to contain Salmonella." ...
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Darwin’s Dog Food Recall


Dr. Michael Fox


Exercise Helps Dogs with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Dr. Michael Fox shares some interesting information from a study showing exercise has clinically proven to help with IBD in ...
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Exercise Helps Dogs with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

From Pet Foods To Human Foods: Roundup
Monsanto complained vociferously to newspapers that carried my Animal Doctor column in which I cited a research study that reported ...
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From Pet Foods To Human Foods: Roundup

Variety is the Spice of Life
For decades pet owners have been advised to feed their animals the same kind manufactured food every day in order ...
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Variety is the Spice of Life


Dr. Cathy Alinovi


Why has my black cat’s coat has turned red?
Black coat color is produced by a pigment called melanin. Melanin is the same pigment in human skin that turns ...
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Why has my black cat’s coat has turned red?

What are the ingredients of vaccines?
The list of ingredients for most vaccines is proprietary information – this means vaccine companies are not required to disclose ...
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What are the ingredients of vaccines?

Cancer: what to do when your dog is diagnosed
Statistics presented by veterinary insurance companies report that 25% of dogs will develop cancer before they die. For some reason, ...
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Cancer: what to do when your dog is diagnosed


Pet Food News


A Comparison: FDA Response to Pet Illness and Death linked to Kibble and Raw Pet Food

A Comparison: FDA Response to Pet Illness and Death linked to Kibble and Raw Pet Food

A comparison of how FDA has handled pet illness and death and human illness linked to kibble pet food and ...
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Lawsuit Filed Against Big Heart Brand Gravy Train

Lawsuit Filed Against Big Heart Brand Gravy Train

Wasting no time, a class action lawsuit has been filed against Big Heart Brands pet food for "negligent misrepresentation" stating ...
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Pentobarbital Found in Gravy Train Dog Food

Pentobarbital Found in Gravy Train Dog Food

ABC news station WJLA of Washington, D.C. investigation into pet food found pentobarbital in 9 of 15 cans of Gravy ...
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Potentially Good News for Human Grade Pet Food

Potentially Good News for Human Grade Pet Food

FDA and USDA recently announced a "formal agreement to bolster coordination and collaboration" between agencies. With the formal agreement, FDA ...
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Thanks to Social Media and Educated Consumers...

Thanks to Social Media and Educated Consumers…

...we are changing the future of pet food. Perhaps more than we realize. Here is consumer feedback to a Beneful ...
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A First...Pet Food Recall leads to Human Food Recall

A First…Pet Food Recall leads to Human Food Recall

To my knowledge, this has never happened before. A pet food discovered a bacterial contamination in a human grade ingredient ...
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Pets


Saying good-bye to one dear friend, thanking several other friends
This week I said good-bye to Tarzan - our 'wild man'. This is a tribute to Tarzan and a huge ...
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Saying good-bye to one dear friend, thanking several other friends

TruthaboutPetFood.com's Christmas Poem 2018
It's that time of year again...time for TruthaboutPetFood.com's annual Christmas poem ...
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TruthaboutPetFood.com’s Christmas Poem 2018