I had an enlightening conversation today with a certified pet sitter who will be looking after my pets while I’m on vacation. She told me about the book Food Pets Die For by Ann N. Martin.
The book exposes the horrific ingredients that are used in producing commercial pet foods. Diseased cattle, rancid oil, moldy cornmeal, roadkill animals, and even euthanized dogs and cats are being turned into pet food.
This turns my stomach. The more research I do, the more upset I become.
The good news is, there ARE pet food companies out there who manufacture high-quality, cruelty-free foods that are safe and nutritious for pets. You can find more information here at PETA’s website, where they have a list of companies that do not test their products on animals. Although the term “human-grade quality” can vary from one manufacturer to the next, the PETA list is a good starting point.
Eye-opening, to say the least. My cats will definitely be making the switch.
Nothing but the best for my babies!