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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


Concerning Change for Human Grade Pet Food

Concerning Change for Human Grade Pet Food

An industry representative has submitted a proposal to AAFCO hoping to change the definition to Human Grade pet food. If ...
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A (sort of) New Voice for Consumers at AAFCO

A (sort of) New Voice for Consumers at AAFCO

I'm VERY happy to announce that Mr. B.C. Henschen will assume my former role as consumer advocate at AAFCO. Consumers ...
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The HUGE Difference Between FDA and USDA Pet Food Definitions

The HUGE Difference Between FDA and USDA Pet Food Definitions

Briefly put - the USDA definitions of pet food ingredients require them to be food (legal), FDA's definitions allow pet ...
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"It's AAFCO's party..."

“It’s AAFCO’s party…”

"...we can invite who we want to the party." This is a quote from email communication between myself and Mr ...
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Recalls


Just Food for Dogs Pet Food Recall
Recall notice provided by Just Food for Dogs ...
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Just Food for Dogs Pet Food Recall

Primal Pet Food Recall
Primal Pet Food issues a recall due to product manufactured outside of grind size specification ...
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Primal Pet Food Recall

Darwin's Dog Food Recall
Darwin's recalls two lots of dog food, Natural Selections Turkey Meals for Dogs and Natural Selections Duck Meals for Dogs ...
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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


Pet Food's Corruption Gets Worse

Pet Food’s Corruption Gets Worse

Law requires government to provide answers, but there are other things 'they' can do to stop a pesky consumer advocate ...
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"An Investment"

“An Investment”

Tuffy's Pet Food (feed) recently "made an investment in the pet food science program at the College of Agriculture at ...
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Review of Pet Food in 2017

Review of Pet Food in 2017

The good and bad of pet food during 2017 ...
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Los Angeles Shelter Dogs to go Vegan?

Los Angeles Shelter Dogs to go Vegan?

The Los Angeles Animal Services is voting to change the diets of shelter dogs to a vegan kibble. If you ...
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The 2018 List

The 2018 List

The 2018 'List' of pet foods I would trust to feed to my own pets ...
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Sunlight Damaged Pet Food

Sunlight Damaged Pet Food

At a Petsmart in California, pet food sits on store shelves baking in the afternoon sunlight through huge windows in ...
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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