the pet food ingredient game - pet fiber
I started making pet food about 25 years ago, when the whole pet food industry seemed to be stuck and focused on things like protein and fat percentage without really considering ingredients.
Since boot leather and soap can make pet food with an "ideal" percentage, it is clear that the analysis percentage does not end the story about the value of pet food.
I was as sure as I am now that a food can't be better than its ingredients.
Since the idea of this ingredient has become popular in the pet food industry, it has begun a commercial life, distorting and distorting the meaning of the basic idea of food quality and proper feeding practices.
What ingredients can health be reduced to commercial products?
Although what I said just now seems contradictory, this is not the case. Here's why.
AAFCO approves the official publication of the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO)
It provides a wide space for ingredients used in animal food.
As I pointed out in my book about the truth about pet food, approved ingredients can include *: dehydrated garbageun dry processed animal wasteplastic)
By-hydrolysis of poultry feathers, hydrolysis of hair, hydrolysis of leather, mealpoultry incubator
Peanut almond shell with corn flour (
* American Association of Feed Control Officials, 1998 official publication)
At the same time, the same regulatory authority prohibits the use of many proven beneficial natural ingredients such as bee pollen, amino glucose, L-
There are a lot of other nutrients, such as botulinum, spirulina, etc.
It is easy to conclude that rationality is not ruled out in terms of what is officially available or unavailable in pet food.
From the regulator's point of view, they set out from the simple nutritional point of view that the value of food is related to the percentage, and there is no special value for any specific ingredient.
They have denied thousands of scientific research articles proving that this ingredient and its quality can have all the impact on health.
They also remain silent on the disruptive effects of food processing and the effects of time, light, heat, oxygen and packaging on nutritional and health values.
So the regulator is certainly not the place to decide how to feed a pet for health.
In terms of their way of thinking, as long as the packaged food reaches a certain percentage, regardless of the composition, the manufacturer can claim that the food has been completed by 100%.
Pet owners then start to confidently feed this guaranteed food at every meal, while they have been doing the right thing for their pets.
This old-fashioned nutritional view is the standard practice of human hospitals where official nutritionists provide food for jello, instant potatoes, egg powder for sick and metabolic hungry patients, as their chart shows, this diet contains certain nutrients in the correct proportion, so the white flour rolls and the Roman Carin.
The hospital is a great place to go if you want to get sick!
The 100% complete myth consumers are increasingly wary of the value of more natural foods.
Everyone intuitively knows that the closer the diet is to real, fresh, healthy foods, the greater the chance of health.
Unfortunately, people don't have the same common sense about pet food.
Instead, they buy "100% complete" processed food and may even walk an extra mile, choosing "super premium" or "natural" brands and thinking they are doing their best.
They give in to business strategy (
Do to their pets what they will never do to themselves or their families
Eat the same packaged products every meal, day after day.
No processed food can be "100% completed" because no one on earth has a 100% knowledge of nutrition.
The statement on the surface is absurd.
Understanding this simple principle is more important than any pet food recipe, regardless of the advantages of its ingredients.
Everything will begin with this premise, I. e.
, No matter the integrity or the quality of the ingredients, no food should be fed completely continuously.
Genes are the key for pet organisms to adapt to food.
This is a question of context.
Just as the fish needs to be in the water to stay healthy, the pet also needs its natural food environment to stay healthy.
All creatures must be loyal to their designs.
What is more obvious or simpler?
For carnivores, the correct genetic match is the surprise of prey, carrion, and accidental fresh plant material, even some fur and feathers, as well as the occasional unmentioned things found in rotten matter
It's not a beautiful picture to think that "Feifei" with a pink bow and a polished toenail would bend down to eat something like this, but that's exactly what she designed to eat.
Because this is her design, match the food to the design (
Subtract elements that are more disgusting and unnecessary)
It's also the key to her health.
We might prefer packaged, sterile, steam --
Cleverly clean, dry, powdery pieces like pork chops, but let's not delude ourselves, it's not a pet-designed food. . . .
Regardless of what the label says about the ingredients, people think it's five-
Pets may endure the food for a period of time, but in the end nature will be responsible for the food.
The price to pay is to lose health in the form of susceptibility to infection, dental diseases, premature aging, obesity, heart and organ diseases, diabetes, cancer, arthritis and other chronic degenerative diseases that are cruel and painful.
Because our pets are not in the harsh environment of nature, they will soon give in to the environment and end their pain, they are languishing under our protected home and veterinary care, it is not usually cured, but only the treatment of symptoms, extending the time of pain.
This pain begins with the way we feed our pets, not the ingredients in what is called the 100% full pet food.
What is the perfect food solution?
It's simple, and that's what I 've been promoting for the last 25 years.
Send the pet back to the environment. They need -daily -
Fun activities, fresh air, clean water, crawlers in nature, lots of love, and food as close as possible to the wild.
Fresh, all-natural food for carnivores is as good as a variety of foods.
There is less compromise than this.
If health is the goal, compromise is the least. (
The same principles apply to you and your family. )
To make packaged food as close as possible to this goal, a correct philosophy of feeding is needed (As mentioned above)
And expertise in the design and manufacture of such foods.
Profiteers who enter these principles (
Often distorted or misunderstood)
It is occupied by numerous pet food entrepreneurs.
The low-fat craze has led to the emergence of low-fat pet food.
High fiber heat leads to high fiber pet food.
The boom of "no corn, wheat or soybeans" resulted in the absence of pet food for corn, wheat or soybeans. The "omega-
3 "the frenzy led to pet food made from fish oil.
The "diversity" boom has led to the fact that pet food is considered to provide diversity.
The boom in the "four food groups" has led to four food items being bundled in one package.
"Raw" heat causes raw frozen pet food.
The list is endless and competition for the pet owner's dollar is running a fever.
When a caring pet owner walks along the pet food aisle, people can only sympathize with them.
Unfortunately, they only hear voices and knowledge from friends, breeders, veterinarians or business sites, and the choices they make may not only be detrimental to the health of pets, but also directly lead to decreased immunity and disease.
The first thing consumers should remember is the ideal diet for pets as described above.
Regardless of its wild claims, there is no packaged product to compare.
The best thing to do next is to prepare fresh meals at home. (
Please contact Wysong for recipes and instructions. )
If this is not always possible then choose the product that is as close as possible to the ideal one. (
There are more suggestions below. )
Given the perfect feeding pattern I described, raw frozen pet food DangersAt at first glance
Raw, natural, all
The best food seems to be one of the raw frozen pet food that is now clamoring to catch the "raw" craze.
I'm sorry that some of these vendors have even used my books and literature to convince pet owners that their frozen products are on track.
They get some good information and twist it into something that's barely focused and misleading consumers.
In addition, these strange frozen blends from unknown sources, manufacturing and freezing conditions are certainly not economical and are not the best option.
They can be completely dangerous due to water content and the original state. [
Case of raw frozen pet food
Then, looking at the organs for the second time, it seems that the next best thing may be one of many "natural", "organic" and "human"
"Dry Goods" or canned brands that are now flooding the market.
Between these foods and frozen foods, ingredient labels are beginning to look ridiculous.
These come from some typical tags, for example: all kinds of organic beef, rabbit, chicken, turkey, goat, lamb, duck, organic honey papaya, Persimmon, blueberry orange, apple, pear organic yogurt organic alfalfa, Millet quinoa and barley. . . .
Everything is put inside except the kitchen sink so as not to lose any customers. . .
If a new myth about the special health properties of porcelain comes up, it will also be there.
I say this list is ridiculous, not because the ingredients may not be nutritious, but because consumers don't know which part of the ingredients is put in what form, how it is protected from degradation and toxin formation, as you will see below, economic math does not add up.
In addition, complex food mixes are fed (
Cereals, meat, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, etc. )
Every meal is stressful to digest.
Pets need to take a break once in a while, should eat only one meal of meat, a piece of watermelon or anything that fits their preferences, only in this way can their digestive tract concentrate, only then can they taste the real food.
While the idea of organic farming is very good, there is no "organic" name for marketing alone.
Some things may be labeled organic to attract customers, but only a small amount of organic (see below).
Or, a particular organic component may have low nutritional value --
Chicken heads, feet and hair are all organic.
"Anyway, even if the food is the main rib of 100% organic, that's not the reason to feed the food exclusively to the pet.
Then someone claimed that the ingredients "approved by the USDA", the ingredients of the "human class" and the ingredients purchased from the meat counter at the grocery store.
First eye, again
Superficial is a problem that marketers like to deal.
This food seems to be more valuable than other food.
But these labels only make people feel about quality.
People don't think pets are food designed for wild animals.
Complete, original prey and carrion
The "human hierarchy" approved by the US Department of Agriculture ".
Because something is not a "human hierarchy" does not mean it is unhealthy or nutritious.
For example, the internal organs of the chicken are not "human grade", but are more nutritious than the clean white chicken breast.
Americans don't think chicken feet are suitable for human consumption, but many Far East countries like them very much.
On the other hand, a "human class" steak can lead to serious nutritional imbalance and disease if it is only fed to pets.
Pet food that creates quality surface perception (
S. Department of Agriculture, human level, etc. )
The purpose of having pet owners exclusively feed certain foods is not a health issue.
The shrinking food resources and the expanding population on Earth have also attracted greater attention.
Whether the "human grade" food should be taken out of people's mouths, with all the nutrients
The "human level" component in the garbage?
Think about converting all pet food into a human-friendly aspect of the "human hierarchy.
"Millions of tons of pet food are produced every year.
Cattle, pigs, sheep, fish, chickens and other sentient beings should be kept and slaughtered for these foods?
Or it should be very good and nutritious.
Use products processed by human meat instead of waste?
Why do caring and sensitive pet owners and pet food producers want other creatures
They can be pets themselves.
Raise unnecessarily at factory farm delivery, slaughter when there is an alternative source of meat?
Pet Nutrition is serious health science pet nutrition is not about marketing, who can make the most money quickly.
Unfortunately, an aspiring pet food tycoon can go to any number of private label manufacturers and make a new brand.
These manufacturers have a lot of inventory formulas that can be modified a little to match the current market trend. Voilà!
Created a new miracle brand for pet food.
Pet food is about pet nutrition. nutrition is a serious health problem.
When selling products to the market that may seriously affect health, there is an ethics implied.
But in the pet food industry, this ethics basically does not exist.
Starting with the claim of 100%, all the fashion brands filled with the arrival shelves, health is not met.
No one except our organization taught people the principles I discussed here.
Instead, companies led by people without real technology, nutrition, food processing or health skills show the public their serious attitude towards health. . .
Because this is what the public wants to hear, it's also for sale.
Whether or not the producer truly understands or is able to implement the principles of health.
Sales and sales are the appearance of the game.
Ingredients are important, true, but not less important than the expertise and principles of producers who choose ingredients, prepare, store, process and package ingredients.
Consumers are very convinced that what consumers are led to believe is the hard-to-describe processing nuggets.
A lot of sliding may occur between the cup and the lips.
Between the commercial claim Cup and what eventually appears on the lips of the Pet Food Bowl, there may be many mistakes.
Consumers are not without guilt in this unfortunate event.
Stable diet for processed pet food
Pet feeding methods.
They want everything that is simple and cheap.
They don't want to learn, they don't want to spend too much energy, they want some simple decisions like: "corn, wheat and soybeans are evil," or "USDA approved ", "or" rank of person "or" organic is good.
"They also want something free and think they can get it in pet food.
People want the best meat, organic and fresh food, all packed in a package that is easy to open and easy to pour in, hoping for a price of 50 cents per pound.
If producers can convince them how spectacular their products are, or how much cancer their pets will get if they choose another brand, they may even pay an extra $1 or a little.
When I go to a grocery or health food store and find these types of ingredients in raw, unprocessed, fresh packaging, I can hardly see anything for $1 per pound, not to mention 50 cents.
Some organic meat is over $15 a pound!
But people just don't put two and two together.
How can producers buy such expensive ingredients (
Because they are leading the public to believe that they did it)
To ship them to their "manpower grade" factory, grinding, mixing, squeezing, distillation, freezing, packaging, shipping, advertising and paying the high profits of sales people and dealers, brokers and retailers then sell at retail prices below the cost of raw materials? They can't.
Therefore, pet food that makes this claim is clearly misleading (
Put it gently).
They may have organic filet steaks and caviar in their food, but this can only be an insignificant sauce at best.
Consumers must do math and become realistic in their expectations. Are By-Products Evil?
In the process of human food processing, there are thousands of tons of by-products.
Products that cannot be easily sold to humans.
Will this make them useless or even inferior? No. Such by-
Products can include decorations, internal organs, organs, bones, brackets and anything else that humans don't want.
Should these nutritious things be buried in a landfill?
As I mentioned above, although Earth resources continue to decline and the global population is starving, should we only feed pets "human class" food so that they can be eaten completely?
Sometimes more nutritiousby-
Waste of products?
How is this reasonable or reasonable for consumers or producers?
For pet food, part of this shift to the "human hierarchy" is due to a variety of myths that make their legs much stronger than they deserve.
The legend of using roads to kill and kill pets in pet food has spread in the market.
I have never seen evidence of such outrageous claims, and I have never found such a supplier after 20 years of investigation.
However, the magical myth is easy to get life, the more magical they are, the richer their life will be.
This is a way of intellectual laziness and the root of so much pain.
What led to racism, gender discrimination, religious persecution and war was sloppy superficial thinking.
People will think that the world is seriously divided into two kinds. wrong, good-evil, black-white.
Marketers use this to try to create such a distinct distinction for consumers that they can easily catch: Human rank = kindness/All Others = evil;
Organic = right/All Others = wrong;
Rice = White/corn, wheat = Black.
For advertisers and salespeople, the difference between simplicity and innocence is quick and simple to influence public opinion.
But no one takes a step back after the meeting and uses common sense to think that something as complex as health may come from processed food bags.
Reality is not black or white;
Gray requires some knowledge, judgment, and insight before making a choice.
It's a lot more work, but we all have to do that if the world is going to get better and people's and pet's health is going to improve.
Many producers are trying to sell their products by claiming that their products do not contain "digested" or "food.
"The idea is that these are all evil ingredients and consumers should stay away from all products that contain them.
Digestion is a product produced when an enzyme breaks down food.
After the meal, it will be affected by acids and enzymes in the digestive tract and become "digested ". " Fermented (digested)
Foods made of soybeans, dairy products and vegetables are the most nutritious of all foods.
Some "primitive" nations bury the food in the ground and rot and ferment it, and then find it later to eat it with great taste and nutritional benefits.
Carrion animals survive by fermenting, rotting and digesting food, and survive well.
Similarly, meat, organs and decorations can also be digested in large barrels, which can make commercial pet food digests in liquid and dry forms.
After digestion, they are highly concentrated and highly nutritious.
If we listen to the taste buds of the pet, they will vote for the digestion because they feel that the digestion is very delicious.
"Rice" is a food that is ground, mixed and dried.
Meals are often used in pet foods because they are stable, easy to transport, stored, and processed.
Pet food itself is ground, mixed and dry.
So it's an interesting dilemma for those who advertise their products as having no meals.
In terms of processed pet food ingredients, food and digestive matter have their advantages.
Any ingredient has different levels of quality.
There may be better options, such as using fresh whole ingredients, but focusing on finding products that don't have digestion or food and feeding it exclusively is not the key to health.
As long as there is enough dose, anything can be toxic and dangerous, even water and oxygen.
Healthy food is a mixed bag of variety, form, preparation, quality and balance. . .
And reason, not fear spread or sensational.
4 DThere worried about death and death (disabled)or diseased (4D)
Animals used in pet food.
Aside from the fact that it doesn't sound like a healthy food, there are concerns that these animals may contain drugs or infectious pathogens (
Although the same is true of the "human hierarchy" component).
My point here is not to protect unhealthy or dangerous meat, but to give some points.
As you can see in this article, almost every marketing angle used by pet food manufacturers is more sensational than material.
What do carnivores eat in the wild?
Is their diet just the strongest, most robust, fastest, healthiest and most elusive prey? Of course not.
They seek and mainly feed the dead, the dead and the sick --4D prey.
This is precisely the human beings who are alone in the wild, facing survival, and also looking.
Also, with this in mind, one of the biggest markets for 4D meat is racing dogs.
4D meat is not only fed, but also raw meat.
Do dog houses that earn a living by animal sports performance provide food to superstars who are sick or have no results?
These bosses can buy commercial blends that do not contain 4D meat for the same price or less, but they do not.
There's a reason for this.
If a cow breaks a leg in the field and falls, should it be killed and dragged to the landfill?
How about the chicken breast that hits a wound on the processing line?
Should they be taken to the landfill as they may be called "4D"
Product or non"human grade?
"What is the ethics of abandoning a creature that essentially sacrifices life for food?
This is not what nature does.
But the so-called evil of "4D" is good marketing material and soap box for some who need reason or conspiracy propaganda.
People don't like the sound of "4D"
Products, "or"human grade.
"The producer knows this and works hard for it.
So, a race was started to see who could get into the market first through the "USDA approved" and "human class" pet food labels.
It doesn't really matter if it's related to health.
Make profits by perception and publicity. (
From the perspective of this panic, consider more than 500,000 people [
Proportion of animals]
, Equivalent to more than five of our largest jets per day, fully loaded, dying every year due to modern medical measures [
Doctors, medicines, hospitals.
However, we have heard more fears and commotion about the ingredients of boogeyman's food, which are rarely (if any) taken away from life. You figure it. [
Why is modern medicine the greatest threat to life?
Again, these are not intended to reduce the need for pets or human health and nutrients.
But now the popular buzzword is
"Human level" "4D" "-
Products such as "US Department of Agriculture approval"
Don't provide the appropriate criteria for decision making, it will only mislead consumers to think that healthy and good nutrition is just a phrase on the package.
The pet owners involved want to go through all the marketing mess and how to negotiate a path?
If I remember the basic principles discussed above, it would be simple.
Here are tips on how to achieve smart health and feeding concepts: 1.
Learn how to feed fresh food.
Replace these with a variety of honest processed foods and supplement them with good food
Design supplement. [
How to apologize to your pet]
Become special and paranoid in balancing nutrients and ingredients.
Rotate, change, mix and quickly once.
Trust in nature, not some marketing hype. (
If you want the best health as well, use the same principles for yourself and your family. )2.
If you have to provide a human level or organic food for your pet, go to the grocery store meat counter and buy real things.
Take it home, chop it up and eat it raw.
Freeze the remaining portions into small portions and use them for subsequent meals.
Don't turn off your brain and buy "organic" or "human class" pet food because their cost can only contain hints of real things.
Pet food manufacturers may be smart in marketing, but they are not magicians.
One thing is certain;
They don't buy ingredients and then sell them to you at a price lower than they buy them. 3.
Use properly designed supplements such as the call of the wild™Wild Things™If you are not good at this meal preparation, balance raw food and help them to be safe. 4.
In addition to the fresh food in the grocery store, the best raw processed food is right
Dry grain after heat treatment
Not frozen. (
See Wysong Archtype™. )
Use this food as a seasoning for alternative foods and hot working foods. 5.
Check the credentials of the person who made the decision in the company where you purchased the product.
Don't go to a plumber for brain surgery, and don't expect business people to provide serious health products. 6.
Stay away from brands that press any specific button such as "natural", "Do not press"
"Foreign ingredients (
Egg, watermelon, Persimmon, etc. )
Rice and the like.
Although these features may bring some benefits to food (
If they are placed outside of the "pinch" level)
They are not an end in themselves, and if the packaged food is completely fed, it will cause more harm than benefit. 7.
Stay away from brands that are afraid of shopping.
No corn or wheat scam, for example"buy our brand;
No corn or wheat. " (
Just saying that a product has "no" is enough to scare off.
Think openly about brands without boogeyman ingredients.
Profiteers know this and play an important role in the pet food industry. )
The fact is that grains are put into dry gold nuggets because they contain the starch needed for the extrusion process.
Whether it's from corn, wheat, rice, potatoes, millet or whatever, starch is quite a lot of starch.
Grains also help reduce the cost of pet food.
They provide some nutrition, but in properly prepared meat --
The nutritional value of pet food mainly comes from meat.
It is true that animals may be allergic to corn or wheat, but this may also occur on rice or any other grain or ingredients.
Prevent problems by changing diet.
That's why Wysong developed a series of recipes and put them in a small portion of the package so that the food can rotate.
Of all Wysong recipes, the recipe for corn is selected in a ratio of 5: 1 compared to almost all the others, and is the diet we get sought after by thousands of people, even on pets who are said to be allergic to corn! [
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Not to promote the merits of any grain in corn or pet food.
They are a necessary evil in dry squeeze foods, and any of them can bring some benefits if rotated in the diet. 8.
Do not provide any products exclusively.
Variety is a nutritious spice and a healthy path. 9.
The features found in the packaged product will be those that bring the product closer to the original productwhole-fresh-
The above natural standards: active enzymes, probiotic cultures, natural survival and food protection
Carry pathogens, appropriate packaging, intelligent formulation and balance, nutrient intensive, fresh production, fresh ingredients
Do all of this expertise, not just say so on packaging or brochures. (
Some brands trying to catch up with the trend of raw food have put forward completely wrong claims about "cold" processing. )10.
The company should be able to intelligently explain what they are doing in food processing, packaging, product preservation and preventionPathogen.
It is one thing to simply put a certain ingredient into the food, and it is another thing to protect it until it is consumed.
For example, Wysong has its own manufacturing facilities to go beyond industry-standard technology.
Special part packaging, light-and oxygen-
Barrier bags for the Prevention of oxidation and food, modified atmospheric flushing and natural ingredients-
All Wysong products contain pathogens. (
Technical Monograph on packaging, antioxidants and Wyscin™. )11.
The most important thing is learning.
Support a company that helps you understand the truth and teaches you how to be at least somewhat independent of commercial products.
Producers are required to provide evidence for their claims in good logical, evidence and scientific form.
Try to discern the real motivation of the company, the health of your wallet or your pet.
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The truth about pet food.
Midland, MI: Research Press. Wysong, R. L. (2004).
Nutrition is a serious health problem: a serious responsibility for manufacturing and sales.
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The key to thinking people's health (
60 Minutes CD discussion)
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Case of raw frozen pet food
Midland, MI: Research Press.
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