Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Great Resources for Choosing Healthier Pet Foods!

As a long time advocate for feeding pets a more nutritious diet, I am so happy to share with you these great resources to help with the deciphering of pet food labels so it's easier to choose healthier pet foods! 

The non-profit Cornucopia Institute, through research and investigations on agricultural and food issues, provides needed information to family farmers, consumers and other stakeholders in the good food movement and to the media. They support economic justice for the family-scale farming community – partnered with consumers – backing ecologically produced local, organic and authentic food.

They came out with a new report Decoding Pet Food: Adulteration, Toxic Ingredients, and the Best Choices for Your Companion Animals, and an accompanying buying guide.The report details how pet food quality varies significantly among brands and all too often includes unnecessary chemical additives. Even if you don't care to read the whole report, I highly recommend reading Section II - Ingredients to Avoid. This will help you better understand the pet food buying guide, a helpful resource made available to us for free! Check it out!

Click here to read what Susan Thixton of TruthAboutPetFood.com, PetsumerReport.com and author of Buyer Beware, says about the new extensive report put out by the Cornucopia Institute on the current conditions of pet food. 

Susan Thixton is another great resource to help you in choosing healthier pet foods. She has put out her own (new) 2016 List of Pet Foods she would trust to feed her own pets. This list and PetsumerReport.com, are what support the work of TruthAboutPetFood.com. So for a donation as little as $10, you can get Susan's 2016 List of Pet Foods, which I also highly recommend. Susan is our pet food advocate and crusader, and she is (and has been) doing great work on behalf of all pets and pet food consumers. I've written about her before here and here.

These resources are much needed tools in helping pet food consumers decode pet food labels and marketing tactics. Cornucopia Institute and Susan Thixton have done the research for you and created simple and easy to understand lists of the best pet foods and why.