Thursday, October 8, 2009

Important Reading

My Mommeh recently bought this book: Not Fit for a Dog! The Truth About Manufactured Dog and Cat Food. (Written by Michael Fox, B. Vet.Med., Ph.D., D.Sc., M.R.C.V.S.; Elizabeth Hodgkins, D.V.M.; Marion Smart, D.V.M., Ph.D.)
After my Mommeh told me what was in this book, I highly recommend it for all cats and dogs. You can learn about the dangers of modern pet food, all about the pet food industry, what caused the 2007 pet food recall, and the best diets for dogs and cats. I think you will be very surprised by some of the things in this book. I learned a lot of things I did not know.
I give this book an enthusiastic paws up! It is not light reading, but I think it is important. Because tummies like good foods.
Here is a link to Not Fit For a Dog! on Amazon in case you would like to read more. I am not using my Daisy Amazon affiliate link because I am not trying to make any moneys. I would just like all my friends to eat healthy foods!

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61 Notes for Daisy:

Poppy Q said...

Thanks Daisy - we are trying to learn more about good cat diets. Maybe you could let us know what the book says.

Smooches

michico*Adan said...

Wowwww.....
I think I really have interested in that book now!

Slash and Bronzy said...

Our Mommy also read Pet Food Politics. It was about the 2007 pet food recall. Mommy was angry, sad, shocked, disgusted and efurryfing else while reading it. We had to calm her down each night.

Furkidsmom said...

That looks like a very interesting book. Mom is going to go look at it.


Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Jenn said...

Thank you for that link. I'll have to see if it's at my library. I've lost one cat because of a sudden liver problem and now another is at the vet with diabetes, so I need to know more about how to feed them better.

Milo and Alfie said...

Daisy, we are proud of yoo for drawing this to efurryone's attenshun. Diet is impawtant.

:Burp: Ooopsie! Sorry! Pardon us!

The Island Cats said...

Thanks for letting us know about that book, Daisy. We think good food and good diet is very important to us kitties, even though we'd like to eat temptations every day, we know that we really shouldn't...

momsbusy said...

thanks for the "no strings attached" recommendation daisy. gotta watch out for the FTC. we will have to check it out. we switched after the pet food recall also. moms reads labels and takes furrever to find stuff that is better for us. she is thinkin of switching again to something like what you and harley are eating.

y2kt

Forever Foster said...

When we first came to live with mum, she thought all the pet foods were pretty much the same. She started learning a lot from some of the kitties on Catster, and is now obsessed with it. Judging by how much softer our furs are and how much brighter our eyes are, mum can only imagine how much better our insides must be looking. Fui finally lost the weight he needed to, also- something he couldn't achieve on the food recommended by the vet. And the smaller, less stinky poops are good, too!:)

You're a good ladycat to keep the issue in the spotlight.

Alasandra said...

We will see if our library can get it for us if they don't have it. It sounds like a very good book to read. ~S,S,C & F

Tracey and Huffle said...

It is very good of you to do all the research for us Daisy.

Huffle Mawson

Hansel said...

hmmmm we might take a look too.

Cindy said...

Looks like a good book.
cindy

Sweet Praline said...

Thanks for the advice, Daisy! I'll check it out!

hitesh rawat said...

hey that good work....good food is important.......

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Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We think this is very important reading. We hope Mom can get one and read about what our tummies need and don't need!
~ Napoleon

Margaret Elmendorf said...

We have told our Mom to be sure to look into this book. It really looks good and I have heard so many things about what to feed us kitties, it would be nice to have it in a book.Thanks

-d ma said...

i will definitely read that.

i beati said...

good reading

the casbah kitten said...

What a great reading suggestion. Momma wants to improve our food but jane is so picky....so maybe we can try a healthier kitty food. Momma's going to do some research this weekend.

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

We are "stuck" with Prescription Foods, which makes Mom feel painted into a corner. Gandalf has to have it, so we are all on it. It is very expensive and there is no way to know how well it addresses other issues besides FLUTD.

We know that it has helped Gandalf. We also know that Grayson has LOST weight on it and Whitey and Gandalf have GAINED weight on it. Mom was expecting us all to gain weight so now she's worried why Grayson has lost weight.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We are going to have our mommy look into that! We love happy tummies!!! And, we love looking at pictures of your royal cuteness!!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We will look that one up. Have you read, do you know how it compares to Pet Food Nation?

Grace said...

My fur-babies eat special food to keep them healthy...Good suggestion.

Bonnie Story said...

We agree Daisy, what we feed our pets is an important topic. Human beans should do the reading and find out about what's really in those kibbles and cans! It can be very shocking! Thank you for sharing that book. Also thanks for stopping by our blog!! It's always such a huge honor to know you checked it out. A real celebri-cat, visiting our little blog! It's awesome. Well, now back to the "Toy Olympics", going strong in the family room! Cheers from Pepper & Co.!!

Mishkat said...

That looks like a very good book - thank you for the link. Our mom has done on-line research on cat food and was so surprised at how bad almost all of the supermarket cat foods are! We only eat the good stuff now. She thinks it's absolutely worth it (and we like the taste!)

The Furry Kids said...

Mom says I eat a lot of things that aren't fit for a dawg, but I'm not quite sure what she's talking about. Kitty box crunchies are super delicious!
Thank you for telling us about this book. Mom says she's going to order it ASAP.
Your pal,
Titus

Angel and Kirby said...

Mom may get the book and read up on this!

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

That does look like very good reading, plus there are Aby kitties on the cover!!!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

I haven't seen this book, but Pet Food Politics is also a very compelling read as Slash & Bronzy suggested.

Theresa said...

Daisy the Book Reviewer...very cool! If I were to ever get the chance to have a cat or dog then I shall get this book. I can only imagine what is in it!

Cory said...

Mom has read a lot of books on food, but not this one yet. She became obsessed with our food after that horrible pet food scare. Now we eat grain free food (Natural Balance) and Madison and Cecilia are trying out the Merrick Before Grain food and seem to like it. Mom wishes she had the time to cook for us so she would know for sure what's in the food.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Tank woo fur the purry nice PSA!

Mom is khwite khareful about what she'll let me have - and the horrible food thingie REALLY did it fur her -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Junior and Orion said...

Meowm saw that book the other day and wants to get it. Thanks for the info on it!

Pricilla said...

Thank you for teaching us all such good things Daisy!

sadermaxx said...

Thanks Daisy, it sounds like a good read!

Lorianna said...

I will have to check this book out Daisy. I do think that the food we buy at the store could be better. Toeshee toots and has stinky poos quite often! (TMI?) :)
I read the labels on treat packages very carefully. Billie is allergic to too much wheat gluten, which sadly Temptations is loaded with.
I love the video of you and Harley on the magic carpet! It made my week. You look like you had lots of fun and I bet Mom did too!
Hugs,
Lorianna

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Thanks for the info Daisy! We are always concerned with Floyd being sick. We have thought about the raw food you eat (but I admit I am concerned since that it can't sit out if they don't finish it all at once)but the cats are all so picky with food. There is always someone who doesn't like something.

I also like that your mom BOUGHT the book and it wasn't given to her to review by the writer/publisher. We know we can trust it for sure in this case (not that we think anyone would say nice things just because they got something free or anything but it just seems more trustworthy to us).

Zoe and Indy said...

Thanks for talking about healthy pet food and being such a good example. It's so important and I'm always frustrated when I go somewhere and they're feeding whiskas or whatever grocery brand and can't be convinced that foods are not all the same and it really does matter.
We try to feed the best possible food, and are feeding mostly Wellness right now. I do want to improve their diet though with more canned food, and to look into the raw diet.
I've talked about food to lots of different vets and they are always pushing the junk full of corn gluten meal or saying it doesn't really matter, which is so frustrating. The holistic vet really seemed to care though and did say that she recommends Wellness.

Karen Jo said...

Thank you so much for this timely link. I am thinking about adopting a cat or two and this book may be just what I am looking for to help me decide what to feed them.

Ikaika said...

Brava, Daisy! Important information for all pet parents. Treats are yummy to us, but they are not necessarily healthy. Nor are the foods we eat, even the "special diet" ones the vets sell. Our mom was surprised at the amount of corn in Science Diet cat foods! You have done us all a favor by featuring this book on your blog today. Thank you, Daisy!

Get Your Cute On said...

Daisy you're a smarty pants!

Your Daily Cute said...

Good to know, Daisy. Thanks for the link. Tummies do want good foods!

Gracie said...

Thanks for the information, this is something for sure the mom needs to check out.

Sparkle said...

One of the first books I reviewed on my website was Foods Pets Die For. Back when it first came out (1997 - I reviewed it in 2004), Ann Martin, the woman who wrote it, was seen as an alarmist, extremist and more than a little crazy. I think it took the pet food recall for humans to start taking note of what is going in our food. I'm glad there's a more recent book out on this topic - thanks for the head's up, Daisy!

Rebecca said...

That is such a good book, Daisy! Thanks for posting about it!

Shadow / Molly said...

We likes our junk food. We know dat its not all nutritious like yer's and Harleys diet but well we likes it and refuse da good stuffs. Yoo wud be surprised at how many times and how much green papers the mom spent trin to makes us eat good stuffs... blech.

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Thank you Daisy and Daisy's Mom! I have added it to my Amazon wish list and will add it to my next order.
Have a happy tummy day :)

BeadedTail said...

Thanks for telling us about this book Daisy! We'll check it out because we want to eat healthy - most of the time.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Is this a scary book?! I'll bet it is a real eye opener, for sure. We'll have to get our paws on a copy of it.

Fin said...

Thanks for the info Daisy!

Print Brochures said...

The title is sooo good! You would really want to read it if you're a cat lover. Thank you for sharing this to us. I think that it is really a must-read for cat owners.

Keisha said...

Oh wow. I will tell my hooman friend to look fo it. :)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Daisy!
Thanks for telling us about that book!
I will tell my mom about it!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

do they have a cake chapter???

smiles, auntie bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Kari said...

Isn't it amazing that you can get a can get a jar of FDA regulated baby food for $1.00US or you can get a can of pet food that contains all sort of substandard ingredients..ash, can you believe it, ash and other type garbage ingredients and also pay $1.00 US.
Are we being ripped off. I think so.
Percy's mum (the Adventures of Percy the Cat blog) is also very knowledgeable about cat foods and has gone to a grain free diet as well. Thanks for introducing us to the book.

Sara Katt said...

Thank you Daisy for telling us about this book. This is a vital issue for all cats, dogs and the two-leggeds that live with us.
Purrs and cheers from
Sara Cat, Cajsa Cat and Calle Cat
P.S. Anna-Lisa Cat says Hello too!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Thank you so much Daisy, mummy tries so hard to get us the best food, this will totally help!

Questdriven said...

I've recently come to loathe commercial foods, period--I definitely want to get that book! Thank you for sharing. :)

Oh, how I wish that Cookie could be switched to a 100% raw like Treader! A rotation diet of Solid Gold, Chicken Soup, Diamond Naturals, healthy meat and vegetable scraps, and a few raw meals a month will have to do for now.

Theresa111 said...

Do you guys eat raw foods?

Maureen said...

What a great thing to do; our three cats all eat a special vet diet; poor Dakotah needs it, so all three eat it! It is good for them all.

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