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Food Pets Die For (books)

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by Ann N. Martin, foreword by Shawn Messonnier, DVMr

In this new, third edition of Ann N. Martin's groundbreaking book, Food Pets Die For, the author provides the latest information on the state of the commercial pet food industry following the massive 2007 pet food recall. Ann Martin also gives her recommendations for the healthiest alternative pet foods on the market, along with numerous recipes for home-cooked meals for your cats and dogs.

Food Pets Die For goes far beyond the typical cookbook recommendations now available for feeding your pets. The author explains and documents why most commercial pet foods are dangerously unhealthy for animals, and then provides the most updated and accurate information for deciding what to feed your animal companions--whether buying pet food in the store or cooking for your pet.

Once again, Martin goes behind the scenes of the commercial pet food industry to expose the hidden and unsavory ingredients in most bags and cans of pet food. As of 2008, Martin still identifies euthanized cats and dogs as a legal protein source for use in commercial pet food. In addition, Martin unravels the latest mystery ingredients listed on pet food labels, the deceptive practices for labeling ingredients, and the problem with many overseas food sources, such as those imported from China. Once Martin identifies the problems with most pet foods, she offers answers for consumers asking, "What is a safe food to feed my dog or cat?"

Chapter One
The Truth About Commercial Pet Food

Chapter Two
Unravelling the Mystery Ingredients

Chapter Three
Questionable Vitamins, Minerals and Additives

Chapter Four
Cat and Dog Carcasses as a Protein Source

Chapter Five
Sodium Pentobarbital in Pet Food

"Ann Martin is to the pet food industry what Rachel Carson was to the petro-chemical- pesticide industry. In the same spirit of rigorous investigation, Martin has revealed what ingredients go into pet food and in the feed of most farm animals whose meat and other produce we consume." - Dr. Michael W. Fox, - Scientific Director of The Humane Society of the United States

"In Food Pets Die For, Ann Martin carefully and methodically reveals in great detail the serious problem with the ingredients present in commercial pet food. Even more amazing, is that this is an industry that is almost completely unregulated. Martin is to be congratulated and thanks for her tenacity in taking on an industry with $20 billion in worldwide revenues." - Alan H. Berger, Executive Director, Animal Protection Institute of America

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