Here We Go Again – Recalled Dog Food – moldy grains

“Feb 25 (Reuters) – High levels of a dangerous toxin found in bagged dog food on a grocery store shelf in Iowa have
highlighted the prevalence of a problematic mold in last year’s U.S. corn crop, as state and federal officials work on limiting the food safety concern. “  Does this sound familiar?

Read the entire article HERE

It all started around 1995, mycotoxins, potentially deadly fungal toxins that multiply in moldy grains, were found in pet foods.  Tons of dog food  was recalled after dogs became ill and some died from eating it. The food was found to contain vomitoxin, a mycotoxin.  The recalls continued off and on through the years and in 2005,  tons more dog food was recalled due to aflatoxin contamination. And here we are in 2013.  Is anyone out there asking themselves “when will it end?”    The answer should be obvious by now - NEVER.  Are there any safe pet foods?  YES but it does not come in a bag or can, but you can find it local your grocery store or butchers.   A raw meat, bone and organ diet.

Moldy_ears_Figure_1diseasedchickencarrotsmoldyBefore you freak out and get sick to your stomach,  you don’t have to eat it but your dog was created and designed to eat it!   When raw feeding, what you see is what you get.  No worries about hidden ingredients, moldy grains, chemical preservatives or synthetic vitamins or fillers. All the mystery is taken out of your dog’s meals.

Dogs in the wild do not drag their caught deer or rabbit to a camp fire and cook it and they surely do not have little processed pellets that contain rendered vegetables, grains and euthanized animals, thus their systems are not made for digesting these ingredients.  Dogs are carnivores  with teeth and jaws for shredding meat and crushing bones and they lack any digestive enzymes in their saliva like an omnivore has.  The have highly acidic stomachs and very short intestines.  A raw diet is a direct evolution of what dogs ate long before they became our pets.

Want to know more about dogs being carnivores or how to feed a balanced and healthy raw diet to your dogs?

Have a consultation or take the carnivore nutrition learning module at The American Council of Animal Naturopathy.

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