Shocking Quotes Direct From The Mouths Of The Worlds Most Influential Pet Experts

Read the following quotes and decide for yourself if you’re not doing more harm than good by feeding your dog commercial pet food and listening to the advice of mis-informed veterinarians


ann martin Quotes From Dog Experts“Most veterinarians acquire their only knowledge on pet nutrition in elective classes in veterinary school. These classes may only last a few weeks and are often taught by representatives from pet food companies. Hill’s, lams, and Purina are the largest contributors for these courses.

In addition, pet food companies even donate food to the vet students for their own companion animals. This practice has become so widespread among pet food companies that the veterinary school at Colorado State University made this an agenda item for an Executive Committee meeting in 2000?.

“Discussion was held on how to handle dealing with pet food companies and their donations of pet food to the university,” according to the Executive

Food Pets Die For by Ann N Martin, page 21


debra dadd Quotes From Dog Experts“Just as products for kids carry the same dangers as their adult counterparts, products for pets have the same hazards as their human counterparts – pet food contains the same carcinogenic pesticide residues, and the pesticides used in flea collars are as toxic as the pesticides used to kill any other insects”.”And just as babies and children are more susceptible to the effects of toxic exposures than adults, so too are animals more susceptible to the effects of toxic exposures than humans”.

Home Safe Home by Debra Lynn Dadd, page 341


ann martin Quotes From Dog Experts“As I discuss elsewhere, euthanized cats and dogs often end up in rendering vats along with other questionable material to make meat meal, and meat and bone meal. This can be problematic because sodium pentobarbital can withstand the heat from rendering”.”For years, some veterinarians and animal advocates have known about the potential danger of sodium pentobarbital residue in commercial pet food, yet the danger has not been alleviated”.

“The Report of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Panel on Euthanasia, states, “In euthanasia of animals intended for human or animal food, chemical agents that result in tissue residue cannot be used.”

Food Pets Die For by Ann N Martin, page 57


John Heinerman Quotes From Dog Experts“Both animal-care professionals weren’t at all reticent about vocalizing their strong opinions about this matter”. Dr. Tejinder: “There are way too many chemicals in pet food that no one knows the side effects of.And the rancid fat that is used to cook a lot of this food that pets eat only complicates things more.” Dr. Stefanatos: “The pesticides, preservatives, and additives in pet food reprogram the organs so their functions behave differently.

No one knows the full extent of the problem, but it’s there, nevertheless.”

Natural Pet Cures by Dr John Heinerman, page 88


ann martin Quotes From Dog Experts“While researching and writing, there were times that I was absolutely horrified with what I discovered”. “There were other times when I was extremely frustrated with the run-around I received from government agencies, organizations involved with the pet food industry, the rendering industry, and at times, veterinary research centers”.”What has kept me going is the hope that pet owners will read my findings and be convinced that their pets’ health is directly related to what they eat and that most commercial pet foods are garbage”. “The most objectionable source of protein for pet food is euthanized cats and dogs”.

“It is not uncommon for thousands of euthanized dogs and cats to be delivered to rendering plants, daily, and thrown into the rendering vat collars, I.D. tags, and plastic bags to become part of this material called “meat meal.”

Food Pets Die For by Ann N Martin, page 153


pasternak Quotes From Dog Experts“One of the dirty little secrets kept by the pet food industry is that some by-products also contain substances such as abscesses and cancerous material. In my opinion, feeding slaughterhouse wastes to animals increases their chances of getting cancer and other degenerative diseases”.”Some meat, especially glandular tissue, may contain high levels of hormones, which may also cause serious health problems including cancer”.

“Unlike bacteria and viruses, these hormones are not destroyed by the high temperatures or pressure cooking used in the manufacture of pet food. Cats seem to be most adversely affected by high hormone levels”.

Healing Pets With Nature’s Miracle Cures By Henry Pasternak DVM CVA, page 11


John Heinerman Quotes From Dog Experts“Those of us who are intimately acquainted with what goes into commercial pet foods have no problem discerning where a good majority of liver disorders originate”.”In their January 1998 newsletter, Love of Animals, Dr. Bob Goldstein and his wife, Susan, featured an interesting article entitled, “The Truth About Canned Dog and Cat Foods.” “They note that many so-called “naturally preserved” pet foods contain meat by-products that usually come “from diseased cows or sick chickens.”

“These are terrible foods” they warn their readers. And the fact that they contain chemical preservatives (to keep the high fat content from going rancid) and artificial coloring agents and dyes (for eye appeal of pet owners), not to mention appetite stimulants (salt, sugar, glucose, sucrose, fructose, phosphoric acid) only makes their impact upon the average animal liver that much more deadly”.

Natural Pet Cures by Dr John Heinerman, page 88


pasternak Quotes From Dog Experts“Although you won’t see it on the label, since it is often added at the rendering plant and not by the manufacturer, ethoxyquin (EQ) is used to preserve most dry pet food. First used as a rubber stabilizer, EQ is the most powerful of all preservatives and may be the most toxic.”

“Originally, it was permitted in livestock food. So since pet food is considered animal feed, the use of EQ is also permitted in pet food.” “The fish industry uses high levels of EQ; factory workers exposed to it exhibited side effects similar to those of agent orange: a dramatic rise in liver or kidney damage, cancerous skin lesions, hair loss, blindness, leukemia, fetal abnormalities, and chronic diarrhea”.

“In animals, EQ has been linked to immune deficiency syndrome; spleen, stomach, and liver cancers; and a host of allergies.”

Healing Pets With Nature’s Miracle Cures By Henry Pasternak DVM CVA, page 11

Have You Read Enough?Are you ready to make a difference in your dog’s life? If you are, then now It’s time to do something about it before it’s too late

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How Much Do You Really Know About The Food You Buy For Your Dog

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If a dog food is labeled “Chicken Flavored Dog Food,” under US Food and Drug Administration labeling laws, at least how much chicken must it contain?

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One of the main sources of meats used in pet food is “4-D meats.” What does “4-D” stand for?

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By United States law, the remains of dead dogs or cats cannot be used in any product that may be used in pet foods.

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One of the main sources for fats in pet food is used rancid restaurant grease.

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Dog food samples have been found to contain drugs not allowed in the human food chain.

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If a dog food is labeled “Dog Food with Real Beef,” under US Food and Drug Administration labeling laws, at least how much beef must it contain?

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