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walks into a store it's easy to assume that there is a vast array of choices for their dog or cat and the ability to choose that one perfect. but just how different are these choices and what's really going on inside of those bags is what's inside really as healthy as the shiny side labeling would have you believe. it. by name is karen becker and i'm an integrative veterinarian here in bourbonnais illinois. this is a commercially available raw food diet this is what i am i'm also going to give the boys in a. great 1st approach. is
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it a time for dire. time is it. fair to . fish. so there's a problem in the pet food industry and most pet owners aren't aware that there's a problem and unless you have an interest in digging deeper and finding out what those issues are you can go through your whole life eating the exact same food assuming what you're doing is healthier pat and once you start digging the evidence becomes overwhelming that the industry has significant issues. the human animal relationship is deeply embedded in our society. it is estimated that 80000000 dogs are in the united states with 96000000 cats.
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americans alone spin an estimated $60000000000.00 on pet expenses every year and that number is growing exponentially. it's always a 1st of all to buy something your couple was like something that will make them happy and live a healthy life we give them exercise clean water and lots of love. we've always purchased food from a grocery store or a pet food store that provide the convenience the promise of nutrition in familiarity with the brand. the industry at large survive for nearly 100 years without a single thought from consumers as to what was going into the pet food. that all changed in 2007 when a toxic ingredient made its way into pet food killing thousands of pets nationwide melamine is used as a fertilizer in asia and also has several industrial commercial uses including a component of kitchen utensils and placing the association between melamine in the
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kidneys in urine of cats that died and the melamine that was in the food they consumed is undeniable additionally melamine is an ingredient that should not be in at food at any level. following the 2007 recall one central question began to resonate among consumers. what are dogs and cats actually supposed to eat it's confusing because the pet food industry is telling us what to feed our pets more based on what they want to sell us and what's necessarily good for that that she is oprah winfrey is about mary and now an author and her new book is called there war help treatment please welcome dr barbara well good morning they all right thank you so much for being here so let me ask you this what are the things that we are giving them that we should do and then what should we be given that we are so no corn no weight no so way after many years of r. and d. . we have found that corn is still the best available source of carbohydrates when
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processed and refined properly those are the things that cause overweight diabetes arthritis chronic skin infections allergies things like that that's the precursor for a lot of that if you're feeding point attrition and they're eating a lot of those things that mess with the body they just don't stay healthy economy as it is that there are those the things that you find in dog food or you're talking to people who are giving table food to know it's and on food. during the war there was a moratorium on using the metal cans for canned food so they said you can't use metal cans for dog food anymore you have to use that for ammunition. as somebody said we need to make the dog food something we could put in a paper bag and that's how they did it and nobody thought at that time that making a candle and eventually the way that we process it now could ever be
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a help detriment to the dog. now because of the way that the world is corn and wheat have become so subsidized and so chain it's a super cheap way to make a food for somebody who can't say no is good and there's definitely an epidemic of problems now in animals that i don't think we've seen anything like it in in history every animal that comes in to see me they'll say oh they're basically healthy but the list of problems is immense so it's not that they're healthy they're actually suffering from sed many many maladies a lot of the same maladies that we see in people we have animals that have you know diabetes in arthritis they have auto immune disorders they've got allergies and part of the reason for that is because we are actually creating these problems it's a huge epidemic of problems all of them i believe can be linked to very simple.
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problem of diet. and. i have heard. the top you can. feel 12 years old you know you don't know 12 yo you know why you know the 12 years old because your parents feel extra food if you put this down have you think arrows just write on it absolutely the best and i can imagine they're so excited about it and it's gone. and i worry about them eating raw food and then liking me now i do not know this but it isn't because the fact is. there aren't any happening is. that. i think raw food is weird to a lot of people when i 1st mentioned it to people they sort of say raw food i have to feed raw food to make my diet healthy like are you crazy and i well you know you don't have to do it it'll make a difference in make
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a huge difference. one of my hobbies and passions is wildlife rehabilitation. this is her did. you see. i have been fascinated with nature and life something can remember. i became a license to wildlife rehabilitator when i was 14 and i knew that i would have a life long career helping animals so when i was 14 i heard about a woman that had tremendous success with wildlife rehabilitation name was barbara harvey and she was a who are kind of concent and i called her and i said barbara my name is karen bakker and 14 years old and i want to know how you became so successful long story short she invited me to her home. in her account wisconsin she lives in
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a beautiful log cabin during the winter months and she lives in a teach me on 13 acres during the summer months she invited me to live. on her 13 acres and see how she rehabilitates hocks eagles and. has the best success rate in the country with the raptors and the reason she has such a success she feeds biologically appropriate all. living mice rabbits rodents to those animals to be able to help the body recover from injury. so when i went to bed in her school years later and i sat through these nutrition courses and when they gave me the laminated chart that told me what food i should feed with what disease process things did not add up. before i went to vet school i worked for years in zoo medicine. the most important thing i think i learned from that is every species has its own requirement to teach
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species must eat what it is supposed to eat it's developed evolved to have a specific diet that keeps it healthy. each animal has its own biologic requirement for certain nutrients a species appropriate diet for worms is dirt a species appropriate diet let's say for hummingbirds would be nectar you can't feed earthworms nectar and you can't feed hummingbirds dirt both of those animals would simply die it gets pretty confusing with dogs and cats however because dogs and cats are nutritionally much more resilient than other species and what that means is that we can nutritionally abuse them for lack of a better term and they don't die immediately they just have an overall vitality decline and overall degenerative changes take place in their bodies from feeding them food that are not biologically appropriate cats being obligate carnivores have to consume meat to be able to thrive they do not have a biologic requirement for any type of carbohydrate given. very high protein
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require a very high moisture requirement and a moderate fat requirement cats originally we were domesticated to guard the grain race because cats don't consume green cats consume ice to consume the grain and so by domesticating cats we assume that there was a mutually beneficial relationship we do know in the last 100 years since we have produced cat food on the market that cats have experienced significantly more kidney disease and we know that they have experienced obesity. failure and diabetes at a much higher rate and certainly we need to begin evaluating what role nutrition has in some of those degenerative diseases kidney disease is the number one killer of cats and we know that asking cats to process an entirely do you hate rated food such as kibble can be very detrimental to kidney health dogs evolved from the gray wolf and we know that dogs came. out of the order carnivora which means they're
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carnivores in 1903 the international society as a logic nomenclature redefined. familial laris as. these are the people that define what category what taxonomy animals fit into and why this society concluded that dogs were genetically identical to wolves they shared 99.9 percent of the d.n.a. we know that geno typically the genome type the d.n.a. is identical to what has changed over the last 2 to 3400 years the phenotype phenotype is the jacket which is what looks like we have dogs dogs of blue eyes dogs with crazy types of here in the body and no hair anywhere else dogs short legged dogs double coated dogs we've created these fantastic varieties of breeds because we like diversity in what we see despite the fact that we have bred dogs to have certain characteristics we have not bred out. for that there came this lupus
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d.n.a. so yes just as you can have brown hair blond hair or you can have blue eyes or green eyes brown eyes your nutritional requirements as a human being remain the same despite the fact that you look vastly different depending on what your d.n.a. dictates. you know world a big part of the law and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the back and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks.
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happen and in another one. way or both the food. bank itself movie theater i. was in this way got to talk so hard not to think i know how to decide this moment the work of a coward and i know just how much benefit because. this is the only thing that we do is music because everybody fights his way. through our lucan the fee is worthless we didn't read the whole $1000000.00 adults look at that kind of. what i think is this is the fund that is a complete. thought.
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the major companies criticize raw diets warning consumers against the hazards of feeding romita pets claiming it can make your animal sick. however those companies who repeatedly criticize feeding world diet have yet to produce a single study to provide any substantial evidence to support their claims. the problem with the types of research studies that you are describing they would go at least 7 day to 10 years in length before you would get a definitive answer within our. legal requirements and framework said it's not f.d.a. is responsibility to do such studies the research has not been done on raw foods
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not because there is an interest but because the $1000000.00 it takes to fund that particular research simply isn't there now integrative in areas are working on that but trisha veterinarians will say until we see the research we're not interested in recommending this particular food for dog and cat owners we just don't believe it's safe and healthy the frustration is is that we don't have clinically proven research demonstrating that dry and canned foods are wildly healthier for pets as well. the larger corporations are not very interested in proving or disproving the value of their food because they're already making a $1000000000.00 on it and there's no reason to do that research since major pet food companies are involved with and have influence over vet student lack of education surrounding role diets 'd exist heavily among traditional that when clients come to veterinarians who who have not been educated about raw foods at all and say i'm considering feeding my pets raw meat of course the logical conclusion is why there's a lot of bacteria in the all diets and it's kind of
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a ticking time to. if you could harm them or why would you do that or it's risky i think grow food as too much of the potential for negative side effects that is just not worth it people's biggest question is there could be. pathogens or bacteria parasites within the food that could cause illness to pat's when dogs eat raw diets their feces their poop has a lot of bacteria. let's talk about. dogs if given the opportunity will eat. dogs and cats being carnivores are equipped to be able to process their evolutionary food source which is raw meat. all of their digestion has acclimated and has evolved to be able to process whole living unadulterated protein so from ripping and tearing their dentition is set up
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to be able to process meat their stomach acid is very acidic in fact a ph of water which is highly acidic that stomach acid is in place to be able to neutralize pathogens or potential harmful bacteria that could be present in the food from the outside the pet food industry looks like the perfect industry there are beautiful packaging there are diets for every disease in disorder there's all kinds of different colors and futile pictures and if you look a little deeper unfortunately isn't worth the pet food industry is all about. i've collected a few examples here and we're going to go over some labels but 1st example is the food that on the front doesn't be several meals fully prepared and bursting with flavor as it went down to pet food 1st the previous corn 2nd ingredient is soybean meal starting greeting as peace and bone meal for think gradient is a crown a week followed by animal fat preserve the ha we can see they are.
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toxic preservatives that should not be found in any human or pet foods to. by the fact that it is the 1st 3 ingredients are carbohydrates that are totally unnecessary followed by a totally toxic preservatives so cute bag not our. next we have a food that has one actually several packaging awards because it's so beautiful there are chunks of meat falling from the sky and i believe that your core here we have a nice array of radioactive colors that have been added in for you the consumer dogs and cats cannot see all these different colors this is added in because you get my cash it looks beautiful my pet would love it but the amazing buzzwords like a full light. one town or doesn't want their pet to have a playful life this is just entirely a marketing 1st thing greeting a ground yellow corn totally biologically unnecessary 2nd to greedy and you can buy products meal totally rendered inappropriate in terms of quality to be nourishing your dog with turning green corn gluten meal very allergenic totally unnecessary
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for think whole wheat flour and then animal fat although this really looks to be beautiful and something you'd be interested in nursing or my recommendation is to avoid it over here and they have a special latte right to help with prebiotic fiber there's a lot of these patented words that are trademark words that companies will use to how kind of distorted their product is something special included as a means of you coming back and buying it because other brands you're comparing it to doesn't have to help it's a good so good marketing on that because this particular food is b.l.s. quality if you are a goat. when you add up organic from rice organic only organic millet organic barley organic grain store go organic peas organic potatoes. that portion of the ingredients in this particular food doesn't outweigh the organic chicken or the chicken me i'm healthy really what are you supposed to say unhealthy
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. the worst possible food in my opinion you could never feature doggy cause number one ingredient these by products bread fruit toast corn syrup what is by product by product is what's left over after an animal has been slaughtered and all the edible parts have been removed the criticism lies in the mystery of the meats being use. what is quality quality is a term used when discussing how good or bad the world material that goes into the food actually is whether this protein comes from diseased animals euthanize animals kill human food waste or processing the industry doesn't have to disclose the source of being green yet. that doesn't prevent them from easily proclaiming that every ounce of their pet food is of the highest quality. the issue is on the back of the dog and cat food bake it doesn't say render terrible quality protein it
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doesn't say that it also we also can't lest legally grade a us da inspected me so this leaves this giant gap for the consumer to have to fill in that void and it's wildly confusing the controversy with kibble exists because troy food is 4 weeks of moisture. when your animal eats try to put in a permanent state of dehydration the quality and sourcing of where the ingredients came from is kept secret in even if the ingredients were perfect the manufacturing process to make any product shelf stable for extended periods is performed adik chetry newly high temperatures. this creates 2 potent carcinogens that are cyclical means in a cruel mind however most companies do not disclose to the consumer what temperature their foods are cooked and they act as if the trace amounts of carcinogens pose no threat it was a real 948 when veterinarian mark morris decided to create the 1st person
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correction pet food still recognizable today. at the time mark morris was critical of pet foods for lacking quality ingredients and he wanted to make a superior product backed by scientific research he teamed up with canning manufacturer burton hill to fulfill his vision. the result became what we know today is science diet sold in vet marion offices all across the country. but in 2013 the wall street journal reported hills was starting to see its profits decline because consumers no longer identified with their ingredients. science diet has since refocused on rebranding their image as more natural creating new product lines and shying away from controversial in rendered ingredients. the national renders association argues that they're providing a necessary role when it comes to the recycling of animal carcasses. if there wasn't anywhere to put the animal waste from the human food industry where would it
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go in the earth in the air. in the ocean. it all has to go somewhere. we have a huge quality control problem meaning the quality of the gradients coming into the industry anything from potentially fabulous u.s.d.a. inspected human grade all the way down to entirely rendered which is every piece and part you could ever imagine actually probably don't even want to think about the final result is used to manufacture hundreds of products everything from so few channels and the fed foods cosmetics that the company is blending is recital they are great it's together with synthetic vitamins and minerals to create a profitable quote complete and balanced diet that is then marketed to tout letters and in 100 years time we have successfully convinced an entire generation of pat lovers that why would you feel anything but dog food or cat food looking at the
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rules that guide the pet food industry. it's easy to see how they are set up to benefit the corporations over the consumer. the regulators have created special terminology for packages assuming that consumers would be able to guess what they mean any product containing the words dinner nugget or formula only have to contain 25 percent actual meat any product labeled with only has to contain 3 percent me furthermore the so-called flavor rule a levels for any protein to be listed on the back it may be flavored as meat but in reality the back that contains the word flavor may contain little to no meat by using the key word slavery on the package the pet food could but does not have to contain any meat at all but it's acceptable for the package to contain an image of a fresh state in gradient panels to display certain percentage of the protein percentages do not represent actual meat content in the product as protein come
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from a multitude of sources this raises the question if the average consumer knows that the terminology used on packages reveal the exact amounts of meats used in food trying to understand who exactly makes these rules and what their actual legal authority is needs to many different organizations the association of american feed control officials is a non-governmental organization they have a model bill that that sets the standards in terms of ingredients nutrient levels package labeling in terms of ingredients as well for pet food companies to abide by each year members of africa come together to update their official publication which defines each ingredient that's allowed to go into pet food. members of the major pet to companies attend the meetings as well below in their voice to be heard when it comes to what goes into pet food. so who is after i think if you look at our web sites we have some very clear statements about the fact that asco is not
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a regulatory organization and it's. that's one thing important the 2nd is that code doesn't approve products well we do is we deal with the ingredients in the scientific validation if you will of the ingredients that go into the food and then the actual claim that a manufacturer makes that is after approved is probably not representing what but after itself would say f.d.a. has worked closely with f. go on the regulation of all animal feeds not just pet food i think the important thing to remember is f.d.a. is a true regulatory authority were after 0 is an association of state feed controls for shuls when you look at the manual i think you really begin to see how the interests of after quo and the pet food industry alive actually putting together a list of ingredients that you would want to see and that's what's that you would want your pets to eat and then forcing that on the industry they've done it in reverse and basically just accepted the standards that the industry has been using
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for years already no use of the term or claim natural and pet food labels so if i want to use the word natural on my dog food label sure are the rules and i'm quoting this verbatim a feed or ingredient drives solely from plant animal or mind sources either and it's unprocessed state or having been subject to physical process heat process rendering purification extraction except it goes on and sensually these are all definitions of the antithesis of natural. is a tense situation in venezuela is still all over the news the problem in venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been
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a holy temple in the inside been this way. things are different we're going to announce sanctions against petroleum to venezuela socio. political moment to. get out of that. data to see on the. a moment the focus of the who story isn't new nixon called in henry kissinger to tell him that it would not be tolerated that in latin america. an alternative economic and social system could take hold and therefore the policy would be to make the economy scream so wants and making the economy of venezuela screed. this is a story about what happens auster a stray bullet kills a young girl in the streets. what happens to her family and daughters in florida
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the mother daughter is buried in a cemetery in meaning messes with your head what happens to the community the public was screaming for a scapegoat the police needed a scapegoat so why not choose a 19 year old black kid with a criminal record who better to pin this on than him and what happens in court to be. shot after shot as far as we feel. we don't know chills just for. the end of this trial unfortunately you. will still not know what childress.
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