Last week’s pet food recall recall is getting pretty disturbing. Not only has it made cats and dogs across the county sick (or die), but now we heard that the pet food company ran some tests and initiated the recall only after one in six animals had died from testing. Ouch. Poor kitties & doggies.
What surprises me is that a filler like wheat gluten can be the cause of such a large outbreak of kidney failure and other nastiness, when most pet food companies use other disgusting ingredients that may have been the cause of cancer and other, “slower” pet illnesses over the years. If you own a cat or dog, you’d do lil’ Fluffy a service by reading the book Food Pets Die For: Shocking Facts About Pet Food. Sounds like a wacky conspiracy book, right? Nope. Basically it claims that the big pet food companies actually include ground-up cats & dogs, with all their (former) diseases and medications, as part of the “meat” in their products. Don’t believe it? Read the book, it’s all right there and it’s simply unbelievable that they can get away with it. Some companies have changed their ingredients in light of this, some have not. But if I had a pet, I’d be researching the hell out of every ingredient listed on the can.