Dr. Jean Takes on More Absurd “Experts”!

Pet food. The truth about it is often hard to come by, especially because all the money and power are concentrated on making you, the consumer, believe that pet food companies know exactly how to make perfect food and are all about your pet's health and well-being. Of course, we know that corporations are, by law, responsible first and only to their stockholders, and profit is their only goal. Pet food is just a means to this end. However, there are a few folks out there trying to educate people ...

2017-03-23T15:03:35-07:00December 2nd, 2011|

What you don’t know about food can hurt you!

Check out this stunning TED talk on food safety in the U.S. The speaker, Robyn O'Brien, told the story of how one of her children developed a food allergy, and that experience started her on a path of researching the human food chain and its many links to illness. It's dated (2011) but nothing has improved; in fact, it's gotten far worse over time. For example, nearly all corn and soy in the U.S. are now genetically engineered (GMO). The video is about 18 minutes but it's definitely worth the small ...

2017-02-18T13:18:45-07:00June 17th, 2011|

“Expert” answers pet food questions

Today's New York Times featured Dr. Tony Buffington, of The Ohio State University, answering questions about pet food. (Click here to read the full article in the NYT.) For fun, I thought I'd take a shot at answering the same questions, so you can compare and contrast! Q. I buy grain-free food for my 5-year-old Labrador retriever mostly to avoid foods with fillers and/or unreliable ingredients. Your thoughts on such a diet? Also, is dog food irradiated in the United States? - JK, Flemington, N.J. I have an issue with ...

2017-03-23T15:16:45-07:00June 13th, 2011|

Feline Nutrition Education Society

If you haven't heard of the Feline Nutrition Education Society, please check it out, join, and if possible, volunteer. FNES is an educational group whose aim is to teach folks how to feed their cats according to their carnivorous nature; in other words, a raw-meat based diet. Their latest blog can be found here.

2018-02-11T16:47:20-07:00February 1st, 2011|
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