All dry dog foods are the same
What if I told you that all dry dog foods are essentially the same? That no matter what the manufacturers might show on the packet, those healthy looking ingredients are not in the dry food you feed your best friend every day. Some of them might have existed before the highly questionable manufacturing process. Might. But any goodness they once contained has been completed destroyed in the processing plant.
What if I also told you that the only goodness in your dog’s dry food is the synthetic vitamin-mineral mix that is essentially used by all commercial dog food manufacturers? That and the waste, recycled cooking oil sprayed on during manufacture to fool your dog into thinking that he or she is eating food when in actual fact it’s nothing of the sort.
What’s really in your best friend’s food?
Sorry, did I mention ‘goodness’ and ‘vitamin-mineral mix’ in the same sentence? My mistake. If you see anywhere on the packaging of your dog’s food the words “with added vitamins and minerals”, then that refers to the previously mentioned vitamin-mineral mix. A mix of synthetic vitamins and minerals used by all commercial dog food manufacturers. Why? Because they’re compelled to in order to pretend to the world that their food is healthy when in actual fact it’s anything but. And of course it’s so much cheaper than adding natural vitamins and minerals. Which is what they’d add if they cared one jot about your dog.
That vitamin-mineral mix is actually nothing more than a concoction of synthetic dog food ingredients. It will include something called sodium selenite. Sodium selenite is produced by evaporating a solution of sodium hydroxide (drain cleaner to you and I), and selenous acid. That delightful sounding material comes about as the result of the industrial purification of copper. Is it any wonder then that sodium selenite has been linked to cancer? In both humans and in our companion animals!
According to the United States federal agency the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), “prolonged exposure to sodium selenite may cause paleness, coated tongue, stomach disorders, nervousness, metallic taste and a garlic odour of the breath. Fluid in the abdominal cavity, damage to the liver and spleen and anaemia have been reported in animals.” And that is legally permitted in dog food. The same dog food your vet promotes as being healthy for your best friend. The pet food industry should be ashamed of itself!
Don’t wait until it’s too late
Please change your dog’s diet while you still can. It’s a sad fact that most pet parents who start feeding homemade dog food only do so after their dog becomes ill on commercial dog food. Why wait? Because I would argue that most dogs in the UK have health problems as a result of commercial dog food. They just haven’t shown themselves yet. Or they’ve shown themselves, an ear infection for example, but pet parents don’t realise that their dog’s commercial food is responsible for their best friend’s health problem.
If you want to learn how to feed your dog properly, don’t ask a vet. He or she has been trained by the commercial pet food industry. Ask someone who cares. Someone who understands dog nutrition. Ask a qualified canine nutritionist.
A canine nutritionist would never recommend you add drain cleaner to the food of your best friend. Nor any other synthetic dog food ingredients for that matter. A canine nutritionist will teach you how to feed your dog proper nutritious food.
Please, please don’t wait until your dog becomes ill before changing its diet!