Pet Fooled – The Documentary

Pet Fooled - The Documentary
Because this topic has so much information, and I know your time is valuable, I will split it into several articles as I go through the video.
If you have pets and you have not watched PET FOOleD, you need to.
Even if you think you are feeding the best food, it may not be the best diet.  If you are interested in watching this very informative documentary, you can download it from Netflix.
This show features some of the best holistic veterinarians in the industry such as Dr. Karen Becker(1) and Dr. Barbara Royal(2).
The documentary tells it like it is– It may disgust you to learn about what is really in the food that we all think is “healthy” and “natural” for our pets. It heartbreaking to learn about animals who have lost their lives from contaminated food. So, here is some interesting information you may get from the documentary:
You may go through your pet’s whole life thinking you are feeding a good food, but if you decide to research the pet food industry you will find it has significant issues.
What are dogs and cats actually supposed to eat?  The pet food industry is telling us what to feed our pets more based on what they want to sell us, not what is necessary good for our pets.
 A lot of times our pets seems healthy, but there can be so many underlying problems which are linked to diet.  So it’s not that they’re healthy, many pets are suffering from many different maladies or on their way to developing such things as diabetes, arthritis, autoimmune disorders.
Unlike other species (who rely and would die without a species appropriate diet), a cat and dog are much more resilient which means we can nutritionally abuse them and they don’t die immediately. They just have overall vitality decline and overall degenerative changes take place in their bodies from feeding them foods that are not biologically appropriate.
Cats being obligate carnivores have to consume meat to survive.  They do not have a biological requirement for any type of carbohydrate. They have a very high moisture requirement and a moderate fat requirement.  In the last hundred years since cat foods have been on the market,cats have experienced more kidney disease, obesity, organ failure, and diabetes at a much higher rate.
Kidney disease is the number one killer in cats and having cats eat a completely dry food such as kibble can be very detrimental to kidney health.
A dogs DNA is 99.9% identical to Wolves. Canis Lupus is the genotype for wolves and dogs. This is basically saying that they are all of the canine family. The phenotype is then responsible for the color, length, and type of coat. Phenotype determines eye color, size and the other identifying factors.
This much information was provided in just about the first 15 minutes of the documentary and there is so much more I will touch on in upcoming articles.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
“Pet Fooled” exposes the TRUTH about commercial pet foods!

(1) Dr. Karen Becker: 
Founded the first proactive animal hospital in the Chicago area in 1999, opened an exotic animal hospital in 2001, and a rehabilitation and pain management clinic in 2011. Today, I still practice medicine, but also enjoy educating people about natural health through TV and radio interviews, lectures and presentations.

My Educational Background and Professional Affiliations include:

– University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point majoring in Wildlife and International Resource Management, 1993
– International Veterinary Acupuncture Society’s certification course in Houston, TX, 1996
– Iowa State School of Veterinary Medicine, 1997
– Exotic animal internship in California, 1997
– Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy’s certification course in Virginia, 1998
-Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, 2013

– American Veterinary Medical Association
– American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
– Association of Avian Veterinarians
– Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians
– Association of Wildlife Veterinarians
– International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care
– International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management
– International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
– American Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists
– Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy
– National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association

(2) Dr. Barbara Royal
An internationally known veterinarian who provides integrative care that bridges Western and Eastern medicine.
Dr. Royal’s specialties include: zoo, marine, and wildlife animals, emergency medicine, pathology, conventional practices, nutrition, herbal remedies, physical rehabilitation techniques, and alternative treatments.
For a free consult, please call me at 360-574-6400 or 360-607-2795.