You’d be surprised at how many people will donate recalled food to rescues! I’m switching foods too.. Oh no….but yet, your dog food is SO healthy and complete and balanced. I saw it start to move and realized it was about a 2 inch worm of some sort and worse, it was alive. Should not come as a surprise that pedegree is garbage when you can buy a 25 kg bag for the price of a large pizza. There are videos. Read the book Pet Food: Pets Die For written by a pet food researcher who has worked and been to Big Pet Food Factories. The rules say: “Under the law, claims in advertisements must be truthful, cannot be deceptive or unfair, and must be evidence-based. Click Here. Pet Food Recall History (2007 to present) Albright’s Raw Dog Food Recalls Chicken Recipe For Dogs Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk, Sunshine Mills, Inc. If one of my cats had eaten it they would have consumed a massively large quantity of mineral supplements, and who knows what that might have done to them. I guess it would be the same thing as feeding the excessive population of humans murdered and ground up as human protein for humans to eat, made into a dry kibble in a bag or meat in a can. Sadly I have even noticed a few white hairs in their Orijen. Sad, sad, sad…. It is considered to be one of the worst pet foods available, next to Nestle Purina, etc.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9DTzDfYMxo. Click Here, Friends of TruthaboutPetFood.com I have benn buying Dave’s and Dave’s dry for those days I am running behind. r with products made using those ingredients. of Agriculture seems to have their act together (maybe? Expands Recall of Pet Food Products Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin, Real Pet Food Company Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe Dog Food, Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Certain Dog Food Products Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin. Click Here. (Most consumers won’t take the time to research the validity of all the “the sky is falling” claims they are being bombarded with so printing the truth in little known publications probably doesn’t do any good. Click Here. I’m using purina dog chow for small dogs. Not Animal feed, not dog feed, nothing made ( to my knowledge ) by Purina/Checker Board Farms has crossed my threshold since. And while this luxurious coat is beautiful, it can also be quite a job to care for. Did you know that all pet food ingredients have a separate definition than the same ingredient in human food? Your poodle might be one of 10 colors — from silver to apricot, champagne to café-au-lait — with hair quality ranging from wavy to soft, wooly to coarse. He came from a line that produced very aggressive male dogs but the sweetest females. Hill’s?! Click Here to find your State representatives. Truth is never pretty and most do not want to know the truth.” Apparently, you have no idea who I am. I have a dog that is part shih-tzu and I found out today that shih-tzu have a tendency to be allergic to red dye # 40. Pet food is very profitable when all the ingredients like animal protein are free from all animal shelters across america, killing innocent pets daily. The responses that theseI companies have…It makes me sick. It is a democratic society now, individuals have a voice and collectively they are a powerful and are capable of ruining a brand. Do you know what the differences are between Feed Grade and Human Grade pet food? The front of all of the packages said that it was made with farm raised chicken. Asbestos is also a “natural fiber” by the way, that doesn’t make it safe. Read Pet Food, Pets Die For to learn more on the free ingredients Big Pet Food uses in pet food. All the shelters have many many killed dogs and cats, and they are picked up for free as free ingredients for pet food. Taste of the Wild offers a wide range of flavors and recipes with… . Pedigree dog food is available in formulas designed specifically for adults, puppies, small dogs and large breeds. Size doesn't really matter, but the nutritional value of your pup's food could mean the difference between dumping off a load of hair … .”. The barrels can be left out in the heat all summer, and the bacterial toxins are not removed when the fat is cooked into pet food to stick everything together, color it and mold it into kibble. The second ingredient is meat and bone meal, a dry “rendered product from mammal tissues, including bone, exclusive of any added blood, hair, hoof, horn, hide trimmings, manure, stomach and rumen contents”. Carol, it raises my hackles to hear of ANYONE feeding Beneful, but I do understand that rescues and shelters, whose funding is inadequate at best, are truly at the mercy of the lower cost pet food. After comparing multiple sites along with customer reviews of Pedigree Dog Food ingredients and satisfaction, Pedigree receives 3 out of 5 stars. Unfortunately, the FTC made a decision years ago not to rule on pet food advertising because they said it was an overlap with the FDA. Great business, get free ingredients, cook and grind up, add some coloring and pop out some colored kibbles and put in a bright yellow bag with the misleading name of Pedigree. I know the media too well. Why do pet food factories pick up the dead dogs and cats from animal shelters for free? And with media today – mainstream With social media today – it has entirely transformed the landscape, the message. But the pet food label does not disclose this to the consumer. With its long silky hair, the Yorkshire terrier has one of the most distinctive coats in the canine world. It’s Hair in Pedigree Dog Food Reports of pieces of "wire" in Pedigree dog food have been spreading on social media. I do believe that dead pets end up as pet food ingredients, but until we find the scientific evidence (DNA testing), we don’t have the absolute proof. VET30 Promotion: Offer Valid 8/31/2020 – 1/31/2021 with Treats membership. I appreciate all you do! No cause they can pull it out with a magnet so stop lying it’s copper wire. Your handsome Poodle is a study in hair-ology with so many pigment variations and textures! 61 I still assumed that is what was in the food and eventually stopped feeding it. Dog Owners Are Reporting Wires in Other Dog Food Brands, Including Purina and Iams. We feed Pedigree all the time and we are happy to have it. I assumed they were COW hairs BUT the LISTED ingredients did NOT include animal (beef or pork). The natiional news are mostly all lies or misconceptions. What’s the Difference Between Livestock Feed and Pet Food? I will not feed these commercial foods to my pets! This is not a food you want to feed your dog if you have alternatives. Reports of pieces of "wire" in Pedigree dog food have been spreading on social media. Your email address will not be published. It’s very, very wrong. The correct picture on the Pedigree Pet Food bag, should be some dead killed dogs and cats from the shelter. I would never feed pedigree to my pets. Click Here. Don’t worry, when I first learned about this after reading the book by a Pet Food Researcher. Rescues may not have a choice when it comes to feeding our animals because the high end food isn’t donated to rescues. Cities, counties have plenty of tax payers money to build larger shelters with more play areas and provide local city and county jobs for pet lovers to care for the over population of pets, but again the media covers up this fact so the cities and counties can continue the corruption and kickbacks providing unneeded projects instead of spending all the extra free tax payers money they have on saving lives. Not only do they use crappy ingredients, they are now bold enough to not even process the stuff to the point that it is unidentifiable. This wet dog food from Pedigree is free from artificial flavors. “Our team has conducted testing on affected kibble and determined these are natural fibers from meat and bone meal, like pig hair, that occur with products made using those ingredients. The most likely source of hair in this pet food is the ingredient “Meat and Bone Meal” – which interestingly Pedigree tells consumers is the “source of calcium” (not the source of hair). Truth is never pretty and most do not want to know the truth. August 20, 2015 at 4:59 pm. Cats are fine and no one got sick but as Susan points out, there is no enforced regulation to stop the use of these ingredients and failure to disclose this on labels is also not being enforced. And of course they want the advertising dollars from Pedigree, Purina, Science Diet, Iams, Eucanuba, etc so they are very unlikely to ever promote the photos of the truck loads of innocently murdered dogs and cats, driven to the rendering plants for cooking and grinding up. If it’s so healthy, I want to see one of these corporate ….people (was the nicest word I could come up with for the people working for these companies, lol) live off it. Our team has conducted testing on affected kibble and determined these are natural fibers from meat and bone meal, like pig hair, that occu. I will talk to them about what they throw out, maybe I can get them to donate to our local shelter. Pedigree says they are “natural fibers” – but the product label certainly doesn’t include any pictures of anything similar to “natural fibers” on the pet food bag. I personally have found in my dogs food lots and lots of hair. All of this material – along with dead livestock or dead laboratory animals – is rendered (cooked). If you notice, these are the Big Pet Food advertisers, so the media is not going to bite the hand that feeds it. Whether it’s dry food for puppies or kibble to keep your senior strong, the best dog food is the one that makes your pet feel like the luckiest dog … Whatever that wire, or “natural fiber”, or hair is…It’s LIKE pig hair, buuuuuuut….doesn’t necessarily mean that it IS pig hair. Petsumer Report tells the ‘rest of the story’ on over 3000 cat foods, dog foods, and pet treats. I just feel like the average consumer would stop buying this crap if they knew for sure, and didn’t question the validity of the information. And with a wide range of flavors in cans, pouches and bags, Pedigree makes it easy to find the food they want most. If mainstream media shows pics of the truth, then they would loose big advertising dollars and the f da whose job is to protect corporations from bad press or bad information, as it is the f da’s job to lie to consumers so consumers buy the products. Click Here, We understand your concern and our pet’s safety is our first priority too. Vet schools can be good resources to do testing, most have labs and will test products for consumers. Comments for California Pet Food Laws – Empty Promises? PEDIGREE® makes Really Good Food for small & large dogs in flavors that they're sure to love. Bottomline. I believe Valley Proteins was the renderer, if I remember correctly. Let’s see any one of them show us just how healthy these foods are. PEDIGREE is completely safe for your dog to enjoy.“. And I do believe we have the power to affect change. Trouble is, testing like that costs a boatload of money and no one wants to pay for it. The moldy grain, moldy corn, moldy wheat, moldy soy, etc is free from the cereal industry. I also knew they would tell me it couldn’t have happened or I was making it up or that it couldn’t have survived the canning. Treating Dog Food Allergies Dogs with a food allergy usually will not respond to a steroid or anti-histamine treatment, or they may have a limited response that only lasts a day or two, before symptoms will return. The concern … Otherwise, you may have to feel for them. You notice they only said their own pet’s safety, not YOURS!!!!!! That would mean they are at least honest, so if somebody finds pig hair in their food, the manufacturer only has to say, “well, we put a picture of a pig on the package, pigs have hair, so . They were all based on pork, with “some” chicken listed further down the ingredient list, after peas and chickpeas. Looks more like grilled chicken to me. If one finds a questionable substance in their pet food, where should we go to have it analyzed? I would love to see them take the very ingredients they use to make these pet foods….And cook it into something a human could eat (something not in a kibble form..something that looks more like human food, but uses their pet food ingredients). . This pet food sells at Walmart for $0.46 a pound (50 pound bag). Thanks for the tip about PetSmart. Is something like this possible? I thought about saving it, but I wasn’t going to sue anyone and it was gross. This is wrong – magnified because no regulatory authority is stopping pet foods from misleading pet food consumers. But the idea of feeding my pets, other dogs and cats that were killed and not lucky to find a forever loving home, is sick. All the major media outlets are covering this story – they could care less that it’s Mars – it’s news. Poodles are also unique in that they have hair rather than fur, so they rarely shed. They should be required to put Dead Dogs and Dead Cats, etc on the ingredients. Required fields are marked *. There black and blond. anyway back then there was no “social media”, so that icky experience just stayed with me and my parents. Sooo… Why are you not telling me, Mars, that your food contains pork? Years earlier, in August 2008, some Pedigree foods were recalled in certain locations because of possible salmonella contamination. And I am sure YOUR bacon won’t be found with any “natural fibers” like this. Which you won’t find on the pet food labels. It is is on Mainstream Media, then much of what they have to say is a lie or to change the truth to benefit profits and fool the brainwashed public. Not all the cat and dog nails may be ground up, Apparently the advertising rules of the Federal Trade Commission don’t apply to pet food. We watch for recalls of such foods such as Beneful and don’t feed the recalled stuff. https://truthaboutpetfood.com/its-hair-in-pedigree-dog-food Or other animals LIKE pigs, that also contain hair? For dry food all my cats (outdoor neighborhood ferals and those that live indoors) eat Orijen and they also eat wet food. Comments for California Pet Food Laws – Empty Promises? It truly shows just how little they care about their consumers, about their money makers, essentially. Because science doesn’t lie. The next month, there was … I don’t want to have to reiterate, but I usually cook for my dogs but this time I was in a hurry I opened a large sized can of store brand dog food to add to give them with some cottage cheese. I took him to the vet and she told me they see tons of ailments and allergies all from pets feed pedigree. Last bag of PURINA Anything I ever purchased! Association for Truth in Pet Food, What’s in Your Pet’s Food? Did they ever actually say that it was, indeed, pig hair, with 100% certainty? PEDIGREE is completely safe for your dog to enjoy. and as far as ingredients matching pictures (or anything on the front of the bag, for that matter!!!) Did you know that all pet food ingredients have a separate definition than the same ingredient in human food? Rats. This food is the best they wake me up in the morning wanting out and to eat.they love it and so do I I’ve tried all the best dry dog foods and they didn’t care much for it but this choice cuts has changed everything for all my dogs, they all look forward to eating to dinner time anytime is pedigree time. Beth, in following up on a prior comment, I avoid Wellness brand, because of who actually owns them. Well, what else should we expect from a manufacturer whose parent company that holds a patent: “METHODS OF USING OFFAL FOR PET FOOD MANUFACTURE” (US 7,575,771 B2: 18 August 2009)? The green kibble is next to the image of the peas and the brown kibble is next to the roasted meat. The mainstream news never tells the truth. Customers are fooled because the colored kibble doesn’t look like the dead dogs and cats, but the truth is never pleasant, especially when it comes to pet food. You will be amazed of the lies not only on the news, but continued in story lines on tv shows, reality shows, etc to keep promoting the lies we learn, so we think those lies are actually reality. Consumers are concerned what the wire like substances found sticking out of pieces of Pedigree kibble are. “As Mars Petcare stated, these were found to be “natural fibers”….blah blah blah”, because we all know what team they’re rooting for…..certainly not the people, the public, the general consumer…. Halo Holistic Garden Of Vegan Adult Dry Dog Food. 1 Meat and bone meal can have a lower digestibility than most other meat meals. Think about Mars/Pedigree pig hair kerfuffle – it’s gone viral. In cats, skin irritation may take longer to see. ‘Course I haven’t cooked up any hair lately, so I can’t say how sturdy it is. 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