This enlightening and emotional documentary takes a look at the pet food industry and the aftermath of the 2007 recall of Menu pet products. It took three years to finally air in the U.S. (January 2011). Watch it here, in its entirety while you still can.
This film covers many interesting topics such as:
- Pet food marketing and how it has changed over the years
- The difference between “premium” and “discount” pet foods
- How pet food is actually made
- You’ll also meet Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins, another veterinarian who shares my passion in advocating for healthy food options for pets.
Take Home Points
Remember, just as with people, there are no shortcuts to good health in pets. Commercial pet food was designed as a convenience, but that doesn’t make it the best choice for your pet, no matter how “balanced” or “vitamin-fortified” the packaging claims the food to be. The safest option is to learn how to formulate your own diets for your pets . It’s not as complicated or time-consuming as you think!
Film created by Yap Films
HEALTHY DOG CLUB BOOK RECOMMENDATION:
The truth about pet food
Many of you may already be familiar with the website Truth About Pet Food run by Susan Thixton. I’m very happy to share with you her book, Buyer Beware; The crimes, lies, and truth about pet food. From ingredients to manufacturing, recalls to personal experiences, this book is brings the plain truth to light. Susan worked tirelessly to get accurate information to pet owners via her website and newsletter. Now, she provides in-depth information in a easily read format. I particularly appreciate the interviews and personal statements from people inside the pet food industry. These personal experiences and recollections complement the well researched and documented topics of each chapter.
I urge you to visit Susan’s website, and pick up this book — it’s available on Amazon, or through your favorite bookstore.