Is Commercial Pet Food Really Safe?

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Pet owners usually develop a general belief regarding that commercial pet food is ultimately balanced, healthy and nutritious. Moreover the belief is far more adamant if their veterinarian itself sells such commercial pet food. In fact the truth behind commercial pet food is entirely different as per its projections and claims.

Almost all advertisements claiming something good about their commercial pet food projects falsified image. The claims projected by companies manufacturing commercial pet food that is developed and harnessed under the expertise team of scientists.

Rather the claims are total baseless and are mere endorsements justifying falsified baseless products. Moreover there are slogans and catchy lines such as ‘natural food’, ‘organic food’, ‘no added preservatives’, ‘completely balanced’, ‘scientifically verified and proven’, ‘veterinarian approved’, etc. These tag lines further strengthen the unjustified claims by commercial pet food manufacturer.

Digging a little deeper you will acknowledge the harsh reality behind the commercial pet food and that’s something which is entirely different and stands at alarming stage. There is mounting belief among various holistic veterinarians and several pet natural therapists about the ill-effects of commercial pet food and their direct impact on related pet health issues.

The commercial pet food is processed in automated pet food processing facilities located in remote and distant areas. That makes them fairly out of reach for most general FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) inspections and scrutinizing.

The foremost concern about the commercial pet food regards on the quality of meat as most of it acquired form rendering plants. Rendering plants are attachments to slaughter houses which process the rejected waste food items. For instance processing waste rejects such as supermarket expired waste, dead cats and dogs from veterinary clinics, wastage form slaughter houses, dead animals from controlled measures, etc. are all processed in meat rendering plants. Rendering plants let the bodies out in the open for days before they’re actually processed and too without removing identity tags, flea collars, etc.

In fact a recent research on commercial pet food resulted in presence of high level of toxic elements such as lead, arsenic, mercury, etc. which are highly toxic to animals as well as for humans. The raw material that is used for binding up the meat is bulked with filler, and this filler could be anything cheap available in market such as sawdust, newspaper waste, nut shells, etc.

At a later stage of processing preservatives are added irrespective of “No Added Preservative” tag labeled on the packet. The added preservatives such as formaldehyde and ethoxyquin are highly toxic in nature and can pose critical health issues in animals as well as animals. The reason behind flourishing pet food market despite deteriorating quality standards is because only few people and organizations are concerned about animal welfare.

The governing laws and strict monitoring is absent from the core level where these commercial facilities are running. That too in very rare cases strict action is taken against commercial pet food manufacturers when subjected to sub-standard products.
The pet food manufacturers validate about the overall end results being unhealthy.

Therefore synthetic nutrients are added into pet food so as to increase nutritional content artificially. Thus artificially added nutrients are difficult to digest for animals and overall remain undigested hence leading to nutrition deficiency in the long term.

With time and growing awareness the commercial pet food manufacturers with high moral grounds and ethics are showing presence on market. There is constant need to be updated about the best manufacturers that avail standard quality pet food. Till then the ultra sure way of feeding your pets with healthy food is to make up your own healthy pet foods at home.