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Pet Treats Found to Contain Heavy Metals

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  1. jocelyn

    Can you please posts the link to the actual reports?

    1. Susan Thixton Author

      The links are above – in bold.

  2. no spam

    you have to submit an email to see the graph of the full list… but to me it’s worth it.

  3. barbara

    Great graphs. Is there a website that has the result in numbers as well as bar graphs? I wanted to print out a list for my local feed store that sells rawhide and other gross items, such as pigs ears. The blue bar graphs give you a general idea, but my printer won’t print colors.

  4. Gina Schwind

    I am skeptical about this research. Mainly, I could not find any actual research. What I did find was a lot of information about Mike Adams “Health Ranger” who is the creator of NaturalNews.com and the Forensic Food Lab that the link takes you to. He seems to lack any scientific or medical credentials beyond a Bachelors Degree and I could find any information on the lab he used for the testing. Most of what I found on Mr. Adams was really not good. If fact words like “quack” and “conspiracy nut” seem to be used a lot. I will keep looking and anyone finds some good research on this subject I hope they post it.

    1. Susan Hayes

      Also, ref. Wikipedia, this “Health Ranger” is an “AIDS denialist,
      9/11 Truther, a Birther, endorsed conspiracy theories surrounding the
      Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting” and other questionable theories.
      He just doesn’t seem to be very credible.

  5. Teresa

    Please don’t let the lack of “credentials” on Mike Adams fool you. I have been following him for years and he has proven to be sincere and honest in his dealings. He has taken upon himself to do this testing with no backing from any industry and he reveals all his findings for free. His lab is on par with university labs. He has posted several articles explaining his background, training and explaining his lab testing at his Natural News website. And also remember, the scientists that have brought us “frankenfood” for ourselves and our pets have all kinds of impressive “credentials” after their names and I don’t trust them as far as I can throw them!

  6. MELISSA STURM

    I MUST TAKE ISSUE WITH THIS TESTING FACILITY. THE FOLLOWING IS STATED ON THE WEBSITEIN ANSWER TO THE QUESTIONS IF THESE ARE NATURALLY OCCURRING:
    As proof of this, consider the fact that rice grown in China is often heavily contaminated with lead, cadmium and mercury while rice grown in the USA is incredibly clean, with virtually zero levels of those same heavy metals. If heavy metals were “naturally occurring” in all rice, then levels would be the same no matter where rice is grown. But they aren’t. This proves that much of the rice being grown in China is grown in areas which are heavily contaminated by industrial pollution containing heavy metals.
    FOR THE LAST DECADE RESEARCH HAS SHOWN SIGNIFICANT LEVELS OF ARSENIC IN THE USA RICE CROP. THIS GLARING MISSTATEMENT IN THIS RESPONSE MAKES ME QUESTION THE CREDIBILITY OF THESE FINDINGS.

  7. ellie

    I cringe whenever I see the “treat” section in department stores as well as pet stores and drug stores. Some of those “rawhide” and other “treats” look almost like plastic! Why do people just blindly trust huge corporations that care nothing about them or their pet? I find it hard to believe that some pets can survive even one package of these treats and chews. Doesn’t anyone read ingredient lists anymore? We don’t know for sure what is in any pet product but even the listed ingredients are enough to make you wonder what on earth these companies are feeding our pets!

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