Just What is in Dog Food?

The Clean Label Project™ (USA) is a non profit project focused on health and transparency in consumer product labeling, they completed a study of over 900 pet food products from 71 brands. Products were screened for over 130 toxins including heavy metals, BPA, pesticides and other contaminants with links to cancer and other health conditions in both humans and animals.
I noticed Orijen had three products in the bottom 10, (Dry dog food)
http://www.cleanlabelproject.org/product-ratings/pet-food/
https://www.facebook.com/CleanLabelProject/?fref=nf
http://www.kshb.com/news/national/are-pet-foods-safe-for-your-pets

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Wow! Great to hear of the Project Seaweed, thanks for the heads up and the links. Might I add to your quote

I noticed Orijen had three products in the bottom 10, (Dry dog food)
… yes Acana also with 2 products.

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Thanks, Meg. Acana as many will know is from the same stable as Orijen (Champion Pet Foods). I haven’t been able to find a statement from Champion Pet foods on the poor ratings of the said dog foods. Susan Thixton of Truth about pet food.com mentioned the Clean Label Project in the following article “The New Buzz Word of Pet Food”
http://truthaboutpetfood.com/the-new-buzz-word-of-pet-food/

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Thank you Seaweed. You certainly bring some interesting information for us to peruse. Regarding labelling, the UK organisation Campaign for Real Pet Food was set up by a group of companies some years ago and one of the main aims of it was clear labelling. I can recall a few of those companies - Feelwells, Collards, Naturediet. Others slip my memory. ???

The Clean Label Project (Denver) are running a pet cancer survey.
Taken from The Clean Label Project, " The Clean Label Project is now soliciting data from pet parents who have or have had a dog or cat that was diagnosed with cancer—to examine the data and any correlations that can be made between their food and types of cancer".
http://www.cleanlabelproject.org/press-releases/pet-food-cancer-study-submit-pets-diet-medical-history-scientific-review/

A new study “Mineral analysis of complete dog and cat foods in the UK and compliance with European guidelines” can be viewed at
http://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/08/04/172544
the full text can be read by clicking Download PDF. This is a preprint, for further information on this see [what does this mean].

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An interesting Mycotoxin Study. http://truthaboutpetfood.com/interesting-mycotoxin-study/

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Pentobarbital found in dog food.
http://truthaboutpetfood.com/pentobarbital-found-in-gravy-train-dog-food/
http://www.poisonedpets.com/deadly-drug-found-dog-food-smuckers-gravy-train-contaminated-pentobarbital/

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An update to Pentobarbital in dog food "Lawsuit Filed Against Big Heart Brand Gravy Train "
http://truthaboutpetfood.com/lawsuit-filed-against-big-heart-brand-gravy-train/

Pentobarbital in dog food.
http://www.poisonedpets.com/ol-roy-dog-food-withdrawn-deadly-drug-contamination-pentobarbital-found-canned-dog-food/
http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2018/02/gravy-train-ol-roy-other-brands-recalled-for-euthanasia-drug/

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Pentobarbital in dog food, a further article from Poisoned Pets.
http://www.poisonedpets.com/smuckers-withdraws-pet-food-amid-deadly-drug-dog-food-scandal-additional-skippy-lots-ol-roy-dog-treats-named/

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Thanks Seaweed I appreciate your letting us know as it’s wise to be made aware that this is happening. Though isn’t this absolutely shocking and dreadfully sad to be occurring again…and again it seems…

A video about tthe pentobarbital cases https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5ulSKofTS4&utm_content=67381760&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

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Thank you for posting the video link ofs. Poisoned Pets have a further update. http://www.poisonedpets.com/fda-warns-drug-dog-food/

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The latest article from Susan Thixton "FDA and AAFCO "have Allowed Illegal Pet Food for Twenty Years.
http://truthaboutpetfood.com/fda-and-aafco-have-allowed-illegal-pet-food-for-twenty-years/

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Whole Dog Journal’s blog on the the Clean Label Project.
https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/blog/Unfulfilled-Promises-of-a-Dog-Food-Review-Project-21790-1.html
http://www.cleanlabelproject.org/pet-food/

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Pentobarbital in dog food, an update. http://www.poisonedpets.com/smuckers-admits-deadly-drug-pet-food-euthanasia-drug-found-cat-dog-food/

Truth about Petfood, “Lawsuit filed against Champion Pet Food – Acana and Orijen” http://truthaboutpetfood.com/lawsuit-filed-against-champion-pet-food-acana-and-orijen/

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Truly shocking. Very worrying. All these revelations serve to undermine consumer confidence further :cry:

A response from Champion Pet Foods regarding “Lawsuit filed against Champion Pet Food”
https://www.facebook.com/ChampionPetfoods/photos/a.359821227429557.81320.206779879400360/1591577597587241/?type=3