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Buyer Beware: The Crimes, Lies and Truth about Pet Food Paperback – March 30, 2011
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About the Author
Just like so many pet parents, Susan learned the 'truth' about pet food the hard way. Suddenly at 8 years old, Sam - Susan's beloved dog, showed a tumor on her pelvic bone. The veterinarian gave Susan the worst news; bone cancer. She had two weeks to tell Sam good-bye. And then things got worse. Her veterinarian told Susan her dog's cancer was probably the result of chemical preservatives in her pet food; chemicals used to extend the shelf life of the dog food. A phone call to the pet food manufacturer (the leading dog food in the U.S. at the time) changed Susan's life. When asked what the 'shelf life' was for this popular dog food, the company told Susan "25 years". The pet food would remain 'fresh' for more than 17 years after Sam died. From this moment on Susan has educated herself on pet food. In 2005 she took her pet food knowledge online developing TruthaboutPetFood.com. In the few short years since developing the website, TruthaboutPetFood.com has a following of pet parents all over the world. Susan's pet food advocacy work has led to hundreds of radio and television interviews, public speaking including Western University of Health Science veterinary students, and even gotten her banned from attending pet food industry trade events (what exactly are they hiding?). Susan Thixton and a world of pet parents continue to fight for safe pet food. Visit TruthaboutPetFood.com and register for the free newsletter to stay updated.
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If you want to be armed with as much information as possible before buying the best pet food you can afford, read the book, subscribe to her newsletter, check out her website Truthaboutpetfood.com - and if you have a weak stomach, don't read any of this during your lunch break.
If you don't want to know how gross most pet foods are, avoid this book and anything associated with Susan Thixton. Most of the pet food industry wishes they'd never heard of her.
Definitely worth reading but be prepared for an author who is passionate about the topic. This book will likely make you want to never feed your pet kibble again.
Please become aware. Remember the saying "You are what you eat"? Well, our pet's cells are made up of what we feed them and only real food creates health.
Susan Thixton uses all profits to promote awareness. My hat is off to her... now buy and read the book!
If you have a dog or a cat you are going to want to read Buyer Beware before you buy your next bag of pet food. It is amazing to read what passes for "food" and we are feeding it to our pets. This book tells you how to decipher what the terminology on the label means, for example, meat meal - this means the ingredient could be any euthanized animal,expired grocery meat, or restaurant grease. Nice. The book is a learning experience.
Most recent customer reviews
read. Worth every penny. Get educated and prevent illness and even death!