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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Fight for your right to bite!

     With a few blog posts in the making I have come upon an e-mail asking me to sign a petition to stop the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) from publicly adopting a policy against raw feeding pets. WHOA! With all the pet feed recalls from processed dry and canned pet food and treats that have rolled through the country killing or sickening dogs the idea of this public policy seems down right outrageous. Also, this policy is funded by organizations sponsored by pet food companies.

     Blog readers, I have made mention that I've met a few vet tech students who have been "formerly trained" by Science Diet about proper pet nutrition. You know that my own vet, and likely yours too, sells processed pet food out of the vet office. Did you also know that Delta Society, a leader in therapy dog certification, will not certify raw fed dogs as therapy dogs? You also know that I have been feeding my pets raw for years and you can see their health and well being for yourself in my blog.

     I would like to urge you, if you do not feed raw, to learn about any policy initiatives your bag dog food may be sponsoring. I am open to a variety of nutrition and feeding styles for our pets. Why can't Purina and Hills do the same? I have to say it makes me think of reading "Rin Tin Tin The Life and Legend" by Susan Orlean because as it tells the story of Rin Tin Tin it also tells a little bit about the story of processed pet food. It makes mention of Rin Tin Tin being sponsored by a pet food company who made the dog's owner sign a contract agreeing never to feed Rin Tin Tin raw food in public.

Here is a link to an article that was sent to me through a raw feeding network I'm involved in. Check it our to learn more about this issue and as always do your own research and find your own answers that are right for you and your pet.

Wonder Dog loves raw!