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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 03:51 PM
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What the heck? FDA report: Pentobarbital residue in dry dog food?
Just doing some searching about dog foods and illnesses, and found that
the FDA had some analysis of different dog foods, and the Pentobarbital content.

Here's part of just one chart posted at the FDA site:



the rest (with other dog foods) over at the FDA website here:

http://www.fda.gov/cvm/FOI/dfchart.htm

Pentobarbital is an anesthetizing drug used for dogs and other animals, such as horses and cattle. Because it is also widely used for humane euthanasia of dogs, cats and other animals, the most likely way that pentobarbital could get into dog food would be in rendered animal products. Rendered products come from a process that converts animal tissues to feed ingredients.




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yy4me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 05:39 PM
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1. What in heck is put into these foods, floor sweepings? With all
the money the pet food industry makes yearly, it's time they straightened up. All kinds of things are going wrong with both the pet food and pet medication fields.

I know people who have had major Vet bills for either food or medication related problems with their cats and dogs. This industry does not police itself.

When something happens, there is very little anyone can do about it.

See: Previcox
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-09 04:00 PM
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2. Poison and iffy brands
Ol' Roy seems to always have recalls and is listed I think as one of Walmart's favorites. Nutro was involved with the big recall two years ago. I would recommend buying a pet food that has listed that it is made in the USA at a controlled factory with US ingredients. Of course this is all hard to track and to know who is telling the truth but a person is better off spending a little more on perhaps a better food and feeding their pet less overall. Of course, add in the drugs found in regular tap water and you have a recipe for disaster. So add the cost of a water filter to your list. :dilemma:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-23-09 02:38 PM
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3. This is why my dogs get Evo and Taste of the Wild
And IBS cat gets Evo canned and fat cat gets Wellness for fat cats.
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:50 PM
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4. What the....???
Kick.
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bain_sidhe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-11-09 03:01 PM
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5. Pretty useless - 10 year old information
I'd venture a guess that most of these companies have changed their formulations in that time, and I personally know of at least two that have.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-16-09 12:34 PM
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6. The phenobarbitol is the residue from what was used to kill the animals...
Edited on Mon Mar-16-09 01:10 PM by BrklynLiberal
disgustingly..this is particularly true for brands that use the carcasses of "euthanized" = slaughtered dogs from kill shelters, as part of their ingredients. You can pretty much bet that "meat Meal" = domestic pet carcass remains.

This is disgusting and sad. It is also a good reason to make sure you buy high quality food for your pet, and always check the ingredients.

If you can buy it in a supermarket, you should never buy it.
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If your stomach and heart can stand it, you can read more here..
THIS INFORMATION IS NOT TEN YEARS OLD.

http://www.dogs-4life.com/does-your-dog-food-include-eu...
"Having been injected with Phenobarbital to kill them, this toxic chemical remains in the dog as her carcass is rendered for addition to commercial dog food brands found in many large retail chains and markets."

http://www.fda.gov/cvm/FOI/DFreport.htm
"Because in addition to producing anesthesia, pentobarbital is routinely used to euthanize animals, the most likely way it could get into dog food would be in rendered animal products.
Rendered products come from a process that converts animal tissues to feed ingredients. Pentobarbital seems to be able to survive the rendering process. If animals are euthanized with pentobarbital and subsequently rendered, pentobarbital could be present in the rendered feed ingredients."


http://www.thedogplace.org/Articles/Andrews/Dog.Eat.Dog...
MOV Channel 4 News is to be commended for reporting the disgusting and dangerous practice of using discarded bodies from veterinary practices in dog food. But there is an even worse twist to the horror. It isnt just the remains of someones pet that your dog eats, he could be ingesting pentobarbital, the lethal drug used by vets and shelters to euthanize pets. With permission from KMOV, St. Louis Missouri, Ill share some of the stuff you dont want to know, but for your pet's safety, you have to know!

http://www.naturalnews.com/012647.html
Meat meal can contain the boiled down flesh of animals we would find unacceptable for consumption. This can include zoo animals, road kill, and 4-D (dead, diseased, disabled, dying) livestock. Most shockingly, this also can include dogs and cats. That's right, your pets could be cannibals. Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser writes, "Although leading American manufacturers promise never to put rendered pets into their pet food, it is still legal to do so


and more....
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines02/0106-03.htm
http://www.bestsyndication.com/?q=20080711_dog_cat_food...
http://www.rense.com/general70/dead.htm


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