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Pet Food Brands to Avoid
Avoid pet foods sold in vet clinics, animal hospitals and grocery stores. 90% of the ingredients are dangerous at best and poisonous at worst.
“It’s unbelievable,” notes Roger Biduk, “that the brands to avoid are the ones recommended by most veterinarians, the AVMA and AAHA. Many of those brands including Hills Prescription Diet and Science Diet were recalled in 2007 by the FDA for poisoning and killing cats and dogs. That should tell pet owners something.”
If your cat and/or dog are being fed any of the following five major pet food makers and their brands (avoid them all), please look at the label on the bag or can. You’ll see that most (sometimes ALL) of the main ingredients in these foods are in the section “Ingredients to Avoid at all Costs in Pet Food” (be ready to be horrified!):
Mars Inc.: Pedigree, Cesar, Goodlife Recipe, Nutro, Whiskas, Royal Canin, Royal Canin Veterinary Care Nutrition and Royal Canin Veterinary Therapeutic Formulas.
Nestlé SA: Purina, Purina One, Alpo, Beneful, Beneful Healthy Harvest, Busy Bone, Chew-rific, Deli-Cat, Dog Chow, Fancy Feast, Friskies, Gourmet Gold, Mon Petit, HiPro, Kibbles and Chunks, Kit ‘N Kaboodle, Mighty Dog, Purina Pro Plan, TBonz, Purina Veterinary Diets and Whisker Lickin’s.
Colgate-Palmolive: Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet.
Procter & Gamble: Eukanuba, Eukanuba Veterinary Diets, Iams and Iams Veterinary Formulas.
Del Monte Foods: Meow Mix, Kibbles n’ Bits, 9Lives, Milo’s Kitchen, Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni, Pounce, Gravy Train, Jerky Treats, Canine Carry Outs, Snausages, Nature’s Recipe (Cat and Dog), Alley Cat and Meaty Bone.
These five companies probably contributed 95%-99% of all dog food manufactured in the United States, which is really troubling when you read the section on the melamine pet food recall.
“Why would the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), pet food manufacturers and veterinarians vigorously try to justify not feeding raw meats to dogs which are carnivores and cats which are obligate (strict) carnivores and instead recommend kibble that contains little or no meat, meat and poultry by-products, meat/beef and bone meal & animal digest (may include insecticides, pesticides, euthanized cats/dogs that are full of disease and drugs), corn, grains, wheat and soy products, harmful preservatives and artificial colors that have never been, are not now and will never, ever be part of a cat/dog’s natural diet and can lower their life expectancy by half from a plethora of diseases caused by being given the wrong foods? It should come at no surprise it’s all about big $$$$!” Roger Biduk
Are you feeding your cat/dog any of the following brands of pet food (many of which are recommended by veterinarians!)?
Did you know most (sometimes all!) of the main ingredients of each of the following brands are on the list of “Ingredients to Avoid in Pet Foods at all Costs“? AVOID:
Did you know that the following companies (Hill’s Prescription, Science Diet, Iams, Eukanuba, Purina, Ol’ Roy and Royal Canin) had brands of pet food that were implicated in the huge 2007 Melamine poison recall in which cats and dogs were sickened and died from being poisoned by contaminants in vegetable proteins imported into the United States from China and used as ingredients in pet food? You can read the FDA pet food recall report here.
“I’ve never heard of or know of any cat or dog that’s stayed healthy being fed pet foods from Science Diet, Hills Prescription, Royal Canin, Purina, Iams, Eukanuba, Pedigree or Ol’ Roy, many of these actually being recommended by veterinarians. But I know of lots that have gotten very, very sick on them.
Conversely, I’ve never heard of or know of any cat or dog that’s been unhealthy being fed a balanced, enzyme-rich raw meat diet or a commercial diet that resembles one,” says Roger Biduk.