Videos on the Shocking Secrets on the Origins
and Issues with Commercial Pet Food
Video on the History and Evolution of Commercial Pet Food
This insightful video gives a great overview of the key events and factors that influenced evolution of the commercial pet food industry.
It begins with how the first true dog biscuit was developed and sold. This dog biscuit was one of the first instance of a dry pet or dog food. Then there is the canned or wet type pet food which was affected by metal shortage due to US's world war II war efforts.
This video also touch briefly on the BARF diet. The acroynm BARF stands for Bone and Raw Food which is suppose to be nearer the natural canine diet. However it does state that for the general public, the risk of bone fragments and bacterial contamination need to be resolved before undertaking this diet.
Questions You Should Be Asking About Commercial Pet Food?
This video brings across several important points about pet nutrition and choosing the right pet food. It also highlights some of the common misconceptions of pet owners in terms of what information they rely on to decide on the right commercial pet food.
As an example, it sites the case that we should not blindly rely only on the Guranteed Analysis" on pet food labels. What if a lowest cost pet food is made from a leather shoe (provides "required" protein), a can of oil (provides "required" fat) and peanut shells (provides "required" fibre)? Will you feed this to your well loved pets even though this hyperthetical "pet food" seems alright in terms of the guaranteed analysis of protein, fat and fibre?
Ever Wondered How Commercial Pet Food Kibbles are Manufactured?
Here's an insider look into how commercial pet food is manufactered.
It's interesting to note here that the fat and flavoring is sprayed onto the dry kibbles near the last stage before the kibbles are packs into bags.