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Rebuttal to Pet Food Industry

rainbow
April 15th, 2007, 07:19 PM
Dr. Hodgkins rebuttal to the pet food industry:

http://www.itchmo.com/read/dr-hodgkins-issues-rebuttal-to-pet-food-industry-spin_20070413

technodoll
April 15th, 2007, 07:51 PM
excellent article, thanks for posting! the petfood industry makes me want to vomit with their outright LIES. and they get away with it, too! scream! :yell:

Prin
April 15th, 2007, 08:52 PM
So much dirtiness in there... Like this part:

Whether reused vegetable oil and rendered animal scraps and wood cellulose is “needed” by any dog or cat is very highly questionable by intelligent and well trained experts. The cat has absolutely no need for carbohydrates, for example, yet all dry cat food has PLENTY of this cheap ingredient that is required for dry food processing. Further, the acids that pet food companies put into “urinary tract diets” can and do even cause other diseases, proving that those acidifiers are not only not needed, but are even harmful to many cats. Pet food companies absolutely DO put things in pet food that are not needed and that can even cause harm.

And I think this is the mission statement of a loooot of pet food companies (if not all) :

The regulations may demand that the ingredients be listed in order of predominance, but there is NO prohibition against the sleight of hand described in this example.