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  1. Jennifer Holdt

    Go Susan! You keep fighting because in the long run, you know what you do means the world to us consumers. It takes a strong woman with a strong team of professionals to keep fighting for what is right! I personally value what you all do! Thank you for keeping up the good fight for the benefit and only the benefit of our fur- kids!
    I will always support you and what you do!
    Jennifer and my pack…
    Buddy, Cooper, Tooten and Rusty!

  2. Marge Mullen

    The old adage ” take it from wince it comes” is applicable here!!

  3. Pegg Bauer

    Follow the $$. Media is financed by advertising dollars. Big advertising dollars are paid by Big Pet Food – including those who are selling (and lying about) sick products as Beneful. Media isn’t gullible. Media is greedy, and members of the media no longer blink when feeding blatant untruths to their audiences.

  4. Kristi

    THANK YOU for your courageous work in bringing pet owners the TRUTH about pet food! Your pioneering heroic work has saved the lives of ours and thousands and thousands of pets thanks to the well researched information that you valiantly bring to light. High powered, aggressive industry opposition to the TRUTH about manufactured pet food in order to maintain and increase obscene profits (at the expense of quality, truth in advertising and ethical business practices) is a travesty of justice and human decency. Pet owners want the pet food industry and government regulators to step up to tell the truth about what is in pet food! We will continue to demand transparency in ingredients, ingredient quality, and non-toxicity. You go, girl! We’re behind you all the way!

  5. Hannie

    I will repeat: “You go, girl…..we’re behind you all the way”…….I admire all your moxie to stand up to the criticism & bashing because you know you are right. Those of us who have done research into pet food know you are right which is why we stand with you. It’s about time somebody spoke out about this travesty. Too many pets have suffered medical issues because none of us knew (for many yrs) exactly what we were feeding them.

    My Lab gets human food w/a touch of dry added in (only a couple that I trust, needless to say)……which is why she’s 10 yo & still very healthy.

  6. Peter

    An attack, in this case, is the sincerest form of flattery.

  7. Betty Burkett

    I am presently reading the book by Dr. Jean Dodds: Canine Nutrigenomics. It is amazing how much she is aware of so much of the information you have given to us all. I’m sure you have heard about the Truth..All truth goes through 3 stages: First it is ridiculed; then it is violently opposed; and finally, it is accepted as self-evident. (Arthur Schopenhauer 1778-1860) and by Sinclair Lewis-“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon him not understanding it.”
    You are such a blessing to us and our pets. Thank you so very much for being there for us.

    1. Dianne

      I love those quotes.

  8. Dianne

    Susan, of all the posts you have written, I think this one is perfect for carrying around and handing to anyone who says the food is tested by the government and the companies and must be safe. It is also a great example of what consumers are up against.

    But in this paragraph “And…How very sad that pet food consumers had to spend their own money to test pet food – found starting risks – and no regulatory authority lifts a finger to investigate.” did you mean startling?

    1. Susan Thixton Author

      I did mean startling – thank you! Corrected.

  9. John Stone

    I don’t know how you can cope with being lied to 24/7 by regulators. It’s so depressing to me, and I’m only reading your accounts. I hope you stay strong, and that we all remember the names of those who forwarded this agenda of death and misery. They MUST be held accountable, no matter if it takes months or years.

    1. cathy

      we are a country based on lies and debt. how is that honorable or sustainable? and what to do about it?

  10. regina

    keep up the fantastic work!!!

  11. Barb

    Thank you so much for working so tirelessly on our behalf. It is reprehensible and beyond explanation that such nastiness, untruths, and personal bashing occurs because of your efforts to find truth in pet food products on the market.

  12. jb

    I am glad you are exposing these charlatans for what they are, Susan.

    I think they retaliate to side track you because you strike close to home, aka, THE TRUTH about this nasty industry.

    You have our, The Consumers’ SUPPORT.

    Keep up the good work of exposing the DIRT!

  13. Ellie

    I am quite sure that the pet food industry is already quite aware of the disgusting way they produce pet food and the horrible ingredients in it. Greed is an ugly thing.

  14. Cora Vandekar

    Susan, you are the best!!!!!!!

  15. Jennifer

    Thank you Susan!!! You are a guardian angel!

  16. Terri Janson

    I too want to Thank you Susan and give you a big hug!!! I have tears in my eyes for how strong you are! My tears are happy ones!!! WE WILL WIN!

  17. Roger Biduk

    I would be hard-pressed to find more unethical entities than the pet food industry and the veterinary profession along with their member associations.

    It’s not rocket science… pet parents simply have to educate and inform themselves about the misinformation which is the medical-industrial complex marketing machine that generates annual quantum revenue of over $100billion+ / year which includes BigPharmaMafia combined with the veterinary industry which includes potentially dangerous, very low-quality commercial pet foods [i.e. veterinarian-sold prescription diets] along with bad, unethical and / or unknowledgeable veterinarians and the AVMA, AAHA, AAFP, NASPHV, AVA, BVA, CVMA, etc… all at the expense of the health of your beloved precious pets… and of course your bank account!!!

    Roger Biduk

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