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Friday, June 13, 2014

Good or Bad? Canola, Soybean, Safflower Oil in Dog, Cat Food

Good or Bad? Canola, Soybean, Safflower Oil in Dog, Cat Food
Pet food and treat manufacturers rely on various types of plant-based oils to meet the quota of omega-6 fatty acid requirements in pet food. Some of these oils are good for your pet and some are health threatening. Do you know how to tell the difference? Understanding what to look for can help you ensure your dog and cat live a healthier and longer life.

Pet Food Manufacturer's Favoured Oils - a good chose for your pet?

Canola Oil is the most popular omega-6 fatty acid used by pet food manufacturers. Second runner-up is soybean oil (may also be listed as soy oil), followed by safflower oil, cotton seed oil, and corn oil. These oils are readily available and inexpensive, making them great options for the pet food company - but not for your pet.

Why Are These Oils Bad for Your Dog's and Cat's Health?

When sourced from non-conventional, non-organic seed-crops, these oils are laced with potent toxins and carcinogens. Non-conventional seeds are Genetically Engineered (GE) seeds. Genetic is used to create a seed capable of tolerating very high levels of herbicides. These GE seeds are specifically manipulated to withstand multiple doses of Monsanto's glyphosate-laden herbicide 'Round-up' - hence the label Round-up Ready seeds'. Application of glyphosate occurs multiple times during a growing season. The plants absorb the glyphostae through their root system and leaves. Upon harvesting the glyphosate residue remains in the cells of the plants. When the plants are pressed for their oil the residue is present in the resulting oil. When your dog or cat consumes food that contains these oils your dog and cat also consumes the toxic residue. But you won't see any warnings regarding these toxins on pet food labels. Governing bodies such as the FDA and Health Canada allow these dangerous substances into pet food and human food.
Many pet foods and treats sold in pet supply stores and veterinarian offices contain vegetable oils that pose a very real threat to your cat`s and dog`s short and long term health...

Gut and Brain Health

Glyphosates kill good and bad microorganisms. The health of ours and our pet's gastrointestinal tract (GI Tract) depends on the presence of good organisms - friendly bacteria. The GI tract is an important part of the immune system and contains more serotonin than the brain. When the GI tract is not healthy, the entire body is negatively affected. As serotonin levels drop moods and behavior can also be adversely impacted.

Promotion of Inflammatory Diseases

Genetically modified organisms grown from GE seeds contain altered proteins that enable a multitude of inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, cancer, Crohn's, dementia, fatty lipomas, leaky gut syndrome, oral health issues, thyroid problems, tumours (benign and malignant) and much more.

Toxic Loading on Liver and Kidneys

Your pet's liver and kidney works hard to keep his/her system free of toxins. When the toxic burden is increased your pet's liver and kidneys are forced to work over-time. If the toxic burden is constant, your pet's kidneys and liver prematurely age, leading to renal failure.

If the product you are feeding your dog or cat contains non-organic canola oil , cotton seed oil, corn oil, safflower or soy oil and unspecified mixed tocopherols, it's time to look for another product.

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