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Double Dose of Pet Food Toxins

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  1. Pet Owner

    Thank you, this is an incredibly informative article.

    Basically when owners are feeding a cheap corn filled kibble, plus a can of equally cheap (poorly produced) wet food, they’re NOT doing their pet any favors.

    No wonder so many dogs are sick!

  2. Dr Amy Nesselrdt

    This is a huge reason I don’t advocate kibble or feeding grains. Did they test Quinoa? I understand quinoa is not a true grain, I used to think it was mycotoxin free but have read mixed things.

    1. Jane Democracy

      All dried goods are at risk for mycotoxins…it is not just a grain thing.

  3. Ian

    Yes, I have personally thought for years that most pets “grain allergies” are really mycotoxin/endotoxin allergies to the contaminated grain used in pet food rather than to the grain itself. We read first hand in your previous story about the pet food manufacturer how employees testified that even when they rejected contaminated grain, the trucking company would just bring it back over and over until it was accepted. We can assume that the grains used in pet food are the worst of the worst in terms of contamination. Now I wonder how many people with “gluten intolerance” are actually sensitive to mycotoxin/endotoxins present even in human grade grain products?

  4. Mao Fuimaono

    Is there some way you can dummy all this down for all of us that really don’t know or understand all these percentages and toxins and all this stuff. I think there’s more of us that don’t understand that stuff then those of us to do, so please help. Thanks.

    1. Leanne

      Don’t feed kibble.

  5. Batzion

    In looking at the maps, it is disheartening to see that North America is an “Extreme Risk” just like China. Thank you for this critical information, Susan, and thank you for everything you do.

  6. Laurie Matson

    Is it possible that the grain products we consume in our diet can harbor these endotoxins and mycotoxins?

  7. mm

    Working in the veterinary field, we hospitalize and treat patients with liver and kidney failure regularly. Some young, some old. The cause of the pets’ condition is investigated sometimes…usually via ultrasound, primarily looking for tumors on the dysfunctional organs. Other times, the disease state is considered idiopathic, presumably genetic, or possibly exposure to a toxin. But never is food taken into consideration, unless of course the pet is fed something that is considered taboo by the clinic. A good majority of the cases of extreme sickness we see are religiously fed veterinary recommended diets….in those cases, food isn’t even an afterthought.

  8. Fiona

    WOW!!! And an amazing reminder that humans should avoid grains, too.

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