Do your research before selecting pet food. It could make the difference between life and death.
Do your research before selecting pet food. It could make the difference between life and death.

Every once in a while when I’m grocery shopping, I throw a couple of huge bags of premium dog food and treats into the cart and then drop them off at the animal shelter. Makes me feel good and helps them out. I thought I was doing a good thing by selecting Nestlé Purina Beneful until I read more data on the issue of dog food products and once again you can’t believe what the package says. I’ve written previously about the dangers of pet treats imported from Asia.  While the labels may say “one hundred percent chicken product” this may not the case. A friend’s Shitzhu died from kidney failure caused by eating imported dried chicken tenders.

Premium pet foods may not be the best thing for your best friend.
Premium pet foods may not necessarily be the best thing for your best friend. There are no federal regulations on pet food labeling.

Of course, Purina is denying any connection between pet deaths and their products but the evidence is mounting and a class action lawsuit is pending. There are many links on the internet about the problem. Here’s just one from ABC News.

I’m playing it safe and feeding my three-pound Yorkie more and more of the same food we eat including chicken, brussels sprouts, carrots and other fresh food as well squirting the contents of a fish oil capsule into her food every couple of days. Now I have to figure out what is the safest pet food to drop off at the shelter as I can’t deliver fresh meals on wheels every day. Do your research before buying pet food and don’t believe the marketing claims.

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  1. Glad you blogged on the harms of pet food and although serving our pets human food is a good alternative as long as it is a balanced diet for our pets, we are assuming our food is safe. Thanks to companies like Monsanto whose product allows plant growth to be modified yielding more crops per year and super sized fruits and veggies….. and the antibiotics/hormones going into poultry and meats, I have to wonder if man or animal can escape the harms of today’s food market but that’s another topic for another blog.

    1. You are so right! Our food chain is equally suspect as evidenced by our obesity problems and various ailments. Monsanto has scary power – just like the NRA.  Lynda Davis Follow my blog at: Social commentary on life from a Boomer Broad’s perspective e-mail: For further insights into the Boomer perspective on business, fashion, mind and body, order my new book, BOOMERBROADcast. It makes a great hostess, birthday or Christmas gift. Click on this link:  or

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