Some interesting points, esp about the fact that any meats are byproducts, even if they say they are "people grade".Published today in the NY Times:
Personal Health - The Truth About Cat and Dog Food - NYTimes.com
irritate me. Of COURSE they're better on the simple fact they are more species appropriate. I'm not a kibble advocate. I'm not a fan of commercial pet food period, but to claim that all pet foods are created equal is silly. Furthermore, when you buy a bag of dog food you're buying the reliability of the company, the manufacturing process, the ingredient list, everything. granted there isn't a company out there I'd put full faith in, there are some i'd trust more than others, like Champion, for example.And I wonder whether people who invest in high-end pet foods are getting their money’s worth. Are their pets really healthier and happier? Do they live longer? And are these foods any better than the generic versions sold in supermarkets and big-box stores?
This statement is entirely out of place in the article to begin with. I thought it was debating on if the expensive premium foods are worth it over supermarket foods. This is trying to compare benefits of a diet of table scraps, which are generally higher qualty than kibble if done correctly, to kibble. How does that even hold any water in discussing ol' roy vs. evo?And, indeed, it is primarily human food companies — Nestlé, Purina, Mars and Procter & Gamble — that make the pet foods sold throughout the world. Of course, in much of the world, domestic dogs and cats survive on table and street scraps, not commercially produced pet foods. In seeking evidence for the added value to health and longevity of commercial pet foods, the authors found almost none with any validity.
I'm not sure what to say about this statement, other than I find it incredibly interesting. I wonder how accurate it really is. Hmm...“Besides, the pet food industry serves an important ecological function by using up food that would otherwise be thrown out,” Dr. Nestle said. “If everyone cooked human food for the 472 million cats and dogs in America, it would be like feeding an additional 42 million people.”
It flip flopped around a ton. Having studied Journalism and communications, this article wouldn't have even made the cut for my former High School newspaper.I reread the article. I'm not sure what this bozo was even attempting to say...outside of the consistent rant that "it just doesn't matter what we feed our Dogs".