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    1. Susan Thixton Author

      Sago palms are toxic to all species (I believe). Which emphasizes why a legal definition of ‘ground palm’ is needed.

  1. Janice

    It saddens me every day to read of what the government is currently doing to animals in okaying something disgusting to be fed to them. It is especially disgusting to feed this type of stuff to captive animals who have no other way of getting food. I hope all the USDA regulators and anyone who has any part this rots in hell. Which would include all the farmers who raise the cattle, pigs, chickens, sheep, etc. and engage in this practice.

  2. Dianne & Pets

    I know you are not supposed to feed cow to cow because of the risk of mad cow disease, does the same not apply to poop and unborn calves?

    1. Susan Thixton Author

      Unborn calf would be a BSE (mad cow disease) prohibited ingredient to cattle and any ruminant. I’m not certain about poop. Typically chicken poop is fed to cattle, and cow poop is fed to chickens.

  3. Cecilia Barnett

    From the website:
    “Sago Palms
    Sago palms (Cycas and Macrozamia spp.) can be found as outdoor ornamental plants in warm climates or as houseplants in cooler climes. Ingestion of sago palm plants can cause liver failure and death in dogs and cats. All parts of the plant are toxic, with the seeds having the highest concentration of toxin. One seed can kill a dog. within 24 hours, and animals become depressed and may start to seizure. This plant is one of the most toxic, with a mortality rate of around 30 percent.”

    When I asked google “Are palm fronds edible?” The reply was:

    “A number of palms have fruits, such as the Coconut Palm, which yield edible fruits or oils that are used in cooking, but we found no mention that any of the leaves of palms were edible. In fact, the fronds of Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island Date Palm) are known to be poisonous.

    I think that a lawsuit is in order here but I really don’t know how to start one.

  4. Dr Chavez

    Totally agree. The sad truth is that if you feed Kibble or canned (any Kibble – even the “good” stuff) you already are using your pet as a recycling machine. 🙁

    1. Debbie

      Agree 100% and trying to get this across to people feeding commercial pet foods. I think all people should stop feeding pet foods and get back to basics of what they REALLY should be eating. Convincing them is another story.

  5. landsharkinnc

    What is your thinking about fetal calf ? If the cow was slaughtered ( and approved for human consumption ) why would the calf not be approved as a feed additive? Don’t want to start a bruhaha here… just curious

    1. Debbie

      I am gonna go out on a limb here and probably isn’t the quality parts being fed. In other words, non-nutritional.

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