Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pet Food Article in VegNews

The May/June 2008 issue of VegNews magazine has a great article on pet food, covering the 2007 recalls, pet food ingredients, and the issues with the lack of regulation in the commercial pet food industry. It makes a compelling argument for why you should be cooking your dog's food yourself, and discusses vegan diets for dogs and cats. There is also a list of commercial veg food and treats. The issue hits stores soon, so if you aren't subscribed be on the look-out for it!

For more information on what's wrong with the commercial pet food industry:
What's Really in Pet Food- an API Report
The Truth About Commercial Pet Food
Meatless Meals for Dogs and Cats

Food Pets Die For: Shocking Facts about Pet Food and Protect Your Pet: More Shocking Facts, both by Ann N. Martin
Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats
The VegNews article mentions this book, which is scheduled to be available in May 2008:
Not Fit for a Dog: The Truth About Commercial Dog and Cat Food

The only way to be 100% sure of what is in your pet's food is to make it yourself!