Originally Posted by kmoose
...the reality is the majority of pets eat commercially produced non holistic dog food and live happy healthy lives.
The majority of dog and cat owners are also oblivious to many, many health issues. Dogs and cats don't talk, and as pets age many people think that the pet's troubles are because "he's getting older". I've been there. When I was a kid my kitty and her brother lived to 18, were outdoor rural cats, and only went to the vet when they had some sort of rotting open wound. We thought it was cute that my kitty drooled when she got older and she pulled out the fur on her back for over a decade. Back then I would have told you they lived happy, healthy lives, and now I know better.