Pet food is plant or animal material intended for consumption by pets
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Raw pet food consists primarily of meat, bones, organs, and eggs that have not been cooked or treated to remove harmful germs, like Salmonella and Listeriamonocytogenes. Raw pet food products are generally sold as frozen packages and ask the owner to thaw before serving. According to a done by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, raw pet food is more likely than other types of pet food to have these harmful germs. These germs can cause serious illness in both pets and people.
I’ve got a new litter of 7 English bulldogs, well actually only 6 are outside of my fridge right now. Unfortunately, we lost one when the vet botched the c section and cut a bit too deep when reopening the womb. (The mom “Sunshine” had some scarring from the last 4 1/2 litters which gave him the trouble. You know how delicate the breed is from all the lucrative breeding) Any who, luckily he didn’t see my husband swipe the biohazard bag as we left the operating room. And now we have a delicious after whoopee snack for our wedding anniversary this november. Thanks to Pets or Food that Biohazard bag is full of sweet and sour marinade just like your recipe called for. Thanks again Pets or Food!
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You're right that the carnivorous diets of cats and dogs are likely to be worse for the environment than those of, say, birds and guinea pigs. But the meat we feed to our pets isn't quite the same as the stuff we eat ourselves. Most commercial dog and cat food is made from , like organs, scraps, and rendered bones and tissues. The other option is to enlist your pet in your own food recycling efforts. As we've noted before, one of the most straightforward ways to make your diet more eco-friendly is to consume everything you buy, whatever it is. We Americans waste a lot of food—, according to recent estimates—which means we also waste all the resources that went into producing that food. Now, the Lantern isn't advocating you treat your pet like a dumpster, filling its bowl with ossifying Oreos and rotting . But if you have than you know what to do with, consider turning that excess food into some pet chow. There are plenty of to show you how. Just make sure that any changes to your pet's diet are made gradually, and keep your vet apprised of your experimentation. In the meantime, what's an eco-conscious pet owner to do? The way the Lantern sees it, there are two options worth exploring. The first is a variation on one of our cardinal rules for humans: Eat less meat. Some vegans and vegetarians . The Lantern doesn't believe humans should be required to give up all meat, so she's not going to suggest that your pet should, either. But according to —a public-health and nutrition expert who's recently been focusing her attention on pet food—the research clearly shows that dogs and cats can get all the nutrients they need from complete-and-balanced, all-veggie commercial foods. (No one has done any long-term clinical trials comparing various diet options, however.) Even if you don't want to take meat out of the equation entirely, you might be able to cut back, by replacing some of your pet's fleshy fare with grain-and-vegetable-based meals. This material is slowly pulverized into one big blend of dead stuff and meat packaging. It is then transferred into a vat where it is heated for hours to between 220–270 degrees F. At such high temperatures, the fat and grease float to the top along with any fat-soluble compounds or solids that get mixed up with them. Most viruses and bacteria are killed. The fat can then be skimmed off, packaged, and renamed. Most of this material is called “meat and bone meal.” It can be used in livestock feed, pet food, or fertilizer. It joins that you might prefer not to see in your pet’s food.