Lie: A false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive. An intentional untruth.
As more dog owners shake off decades of disinformation and accept the fact that dogs are carnivores that need species-appropriate nutrition to maintain optimal health, wellness and longevity, the pet food industry is intensifying its campaign to scare owners away from feeding raw meals by repeating various half-truths and lies. Their objective is to fill their pockets, not feed your dog!
Half-truths & lies:
Fact: Raw meals can contain pathogens, the same pathogens you’re exposed to when you cook burgers, grill a steak or handle any raw meat. So be sure to wipe down your countertops and wash your hands after serving raw meals. Reason should tell you that an animal that eats poop can safely eat raw meat. Moreover, commercial raw meals fall under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), so there is zero tolerance for pathogens like salmonella in commercially available pet foods.
Fact: The only food our pets get are the foods we feed them. So even kibble can be better than not eating at all. The majority of commercial "wet" dog foods are mostly vegetables and/or grains. But canines don't produce the enzymes needed to breakdown cellulose and carbohydrates. As any smart mother knows; if you want to see how your "baby" is doing on the meals you provide, check their stool. A canine’s perfect stool will look like firm donut holes, not Tootsie RollsTM or soft-serve ice cream. The ideal stool is produced by a diet of raw muscle, secreting organs, bone, marrow and fermented plant matter.
Fact: Salmonella and e-coli infections are the result of feeding grain to livestock that evolved eating grasses. It’s the primary reason factory-farmed cattle are given antibiotics. But, feeding your dog meals made from animals inoculated with antibiotics can cause your pet to develop antibiotic resistance. For that same reason, informed consumers purchase 100% grass-fed, antibiotic-free meats for themselves.
Fact: Worms are not native to raw meat. If raw meat is infested with worms, either the livestock was invaded by parasites prior to being harvested or the harvested meat was left uncovered, attracting flies or other pests that lay their eggs in animal protein. All of our ingredients are certified, human-grade and assembled in a human-grade facility.
Fact: Domesticated dogs are genetic carnivores and will not become feral beasts on a species-appropriate raw diet.
Tootsie Roll is a tasty treat of Tootsie Roll Industries and not meant to be disparaged in any way.