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Food Pets Die for: Shocking Facts About Pet Food

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Ann N. Martin has been investigating the multi-billion-dollar commercial pet food industry since 1990. In this new and revised edition, Ms. Martin continues her expose of the unsavory ingredients used in many commercial pet foods - including euthanized cats and dogs. She also documents the ongoing animal experimentation funded by many major pet food companies in the name of nutritious pet food.
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Overview

Ann N. Martin has been investigating the multi-billion-dollar commercial pet food industry since 1990. In this new and revised edition, Ms. Martin continues her expose of the unsavory ingredients used in many commercial pet foods - including euthanized cats and dogs. She also documents the ongoing animal experimentation funded by many major pet food companies in the name of nutritious pet food.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780939165568
  • Publisher: NewSage Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 214
  • Sales rank: 229,245
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.88 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Truth About Commercial Pet Food 1

Ch. 2 Unravelling the Mystery Ingredients 7

Ch. 3 Questionable Vitamins, Minerals and Additives 19

Ch. 4 Animal Carcasses as a Protein Source 25

Ch. 5 Sodium Pentobarbital in Pet Food 39

Ch. 6 Pet Food Regulations 48

Ch. 7 Pet Food Manufacturers 60

Ch. 8 Pet Food Recalls 69

Ch. 9 Animal Experimentation and Pet Food Companies 84

Ch. 10 Natural Pet Food Companies 94

Ch. 11 Cooking for Cats 109

Ch. 12 Recipes for Cats 120

Ch. 13 Cooking for Dogs 135

Ch. 14 Recipes for Dogs 145

Ch. 15 Bloat: A Canine Killer 163

Ch. 16 Other Pet Concerns 170

Resources 181

Endnotes 183

Index 195

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  • Posted November 1, 2009

    What an eyeopener about the pet food industry!!

    If you truly love your pets, this is a real shocker about the pet food industry. Things I would have never dreamed of are going into our pet's food (and one section even mentions human farm raised fish). It's very shocking, and disgusting. And it's not just the cheaper brands. Some of the brands she mentions you would never have suspected. There are recipes for anyone who has time to "do it yourself", but also recommendations are given for some commercial pet foods that are acceptable. I have been in the process of switching my dog over to a different brand, for the last 3 weeks, and I can see a difference in his energy level and his coat already!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 10, 2013

                  I was happy enough reading through this, seeing as

                  I was happy enough reading through this, seeing as my dog's food brand was not coming up on any of the lists. IAMS. Then the
     section on animal testing came up. I was horrified and sickened by what I read. Vivisection?! Great gods, what perverted purpose can this
     serve? Well, my Bosco will not be eating IAMS anymore. Neither will his cousin Teddy.
                 And then there's the list of people food poisonous to dogs and cats. Would it be so very hard for vets to give a print-out of these
    foods to new patients' owners? I nearly killed my dogs, both of them, in pure ignorance. Grapes, walnuts? How could we have possibly known
     without being told?
                  I only found out about the grapes because I was eating some at a wedding, and mentioned that my dogs loved them.
    A good friend of mine was also a guest, and overheard me- she's a small animal vet.  And so she informed me- grapes and dogs? BIG
     no-no. I didn't know about the walnuts until I read this book.  My father was much bothered when I read the list out. Save chocolate,
    they were all things we had given our dogs, in some quantity or another,  more than once.
                I had this book out of the library. I wanted to make sure it was useful and legit. Now I'm buying a copy. I feel like I should get several, and
     give them to other local dog-owners- to pass around. No one deserves to lose a pet to food misconceptions or ignorance. The FDA 
    has got to get on top of this problem, they should be able to regulate this industry to the nth degree.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2000

    A must read for anyone who loves their pets!

    Ann Martin let you inside the UNREGULATED world of pet food manufacturers. She begins with her personal journey of the sickness and loss of her dog that was subsequently caused by additives in store bought pet food. She tells of her frustration in getting the manufacturers to explain what they are actually putting in pets foods under the euphemisms of 'meat-by-products' and 'milled grains' to name a few. Martin then contacts oversight agencies and the Veterinary societies and runs into further frustrations with them. This book shows you how to read your pet's food label and make the appropriate choice for your pets. You will see why on some cans why 'Not for human consumption' is on there. She ends her book with some recipes for those who wish to cook for their pets. She also lets you know there are some manufacturers who do provide good healthy food products for your pets. The bottom line is to read the label.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Interesting

    A must read for all animal lovers. A real insight into what we never knew about dog and cat food!

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    Posted November 1, 2009

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