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post #201 of 207 (permalink) Unread 02-25-2019, 02:29 PM
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@Sabis mom, have you been following any of the legal news about the Roundup trials in the US? The plaintiffs' expert science (disputed by Bayer) is allegedly showing Roundup can destroy gut flora in humans AND animals. Combine this with the EWG report a few months ago finding significant residue of it in non-organic oats purchased at supermarkets in the U.S. (including Quaker), along with data about the amount of it used on various other food crops that you mentioned....and a picture starts to emerge that isn't good. Not many dog foods use organic grains, tubers, legumes, or other vegetables!
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post #202 of 207 (permalink) Unread 02-25-2019, 03:11 PM
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@Sabis mom, have you been following any of the legal news about the Roundup trials in the US? The plaintiffs' expert science (disputed by Bayer) is allegedly showing Roundup can destroy gut flora in humans AND animals. Combine this with the EWG report a few months ago finding significant residue of it in non-organic oats purchased at supermarkets in the U.S. (including Quaker), along with data about the amount of it used on various other food crops that you mentioned....and a picture starts to emerge that isn't good. Not many dog foods use organic grains, tubers, legumes, or other vegetables!
It's really scary what they are doing to our food across the board.
The reason I was looking up peas in the first place: It has never made sense to me that these are a problem. Or grain for that matter. Think about it, dogs as a species have literally evolved into being eating our leftovers and garbage. So HOW is possible that all of a sudden these grains, legumes and tubers that have always been a part of our diet, are dangerous?
My personal thoughts are that the foods are not the problem it's how they are grown now. And humans suffer to!
One of the HUGE driving forces behind what I am doing now. Why? Because I had SEVEN surgeries to remove tumors and cancerous growths before I turned 34. But when I took control and changed not just what I eat but where it comes from the growths stopped recurring. At 34 my blood pressure was so out of control doctors wanted me hospitalized and did not expect me to make 35. Again a change in DIET, not lifestyle or activity level saved me. Now at 48 my blood pressure is normal and I have been cancer free for over a decade. I take no medication and I still smoke and drink coffee (neither of which I condone). According to my doctor I test better then most 35 year olds across the board.
I do not believe that the ingredients are the problem, I believe the sourcing is.
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post #203 of 207 (permalink) Unread 02-27-2019, 01:39 AM
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I had voiced the same concerns awhile back as about the pesticides and what was being done to our food. Cancer centers are popping up all over here on the island. Monsanto roundup is not only in USA but worldwide. I do still have trouble understanding why the dog food is not effecting dog’s hearts in other countries. This round up is also found in beer and wine- often organic.
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I finally read this thread and have joined the Facebook group. My 10 year old GSD has been on Acana his whole life pretty much and doesn't seem to have an issue/symptoms. However, I still am worried. I am thinking of switching to something else.

For those that switched from Acana, what did you switch to? Everyone on the Facebook group recommends Purina Pro Plan...
I switched from Acana Meadowland to Fromm Gold until I make a long term decision.

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After almost a year on a grain inclusive food I am switching Shadow back.
An extremely small number of dogs affected seems to me to point more at a genetic predisposition. Her food still contains no peas and she has some worrisome symptoms plaguing us. Since the switch she has developed some strange sores or hotspots. The one deeply ear comes and goes. But most troubling is that she has been shedding her guard coat for months now.
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I wonder what would happen if this much emotion, excitement and fear was put into the alarming cancer rate in our dogs. I never had a dog with DCM I have lost my 3 most recent GSDs to hemangiosarcoma and hold my breath every day with Beau who turns 8 t his year. wondering.....hoping not.........

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I wonder what would happen if this much emotion, excitement and fear was put into the alarming cancer rate in our dogs. I never had a dog with DCM I have lost my 3 most recent GSDs to hemangiosarcoma and hold my breath every day with Beau who turns 8 t his year. wondering.....hoping not.........



I personally think that we are killing our dogs with dog food, over vaccination, flea/tick chemicals and environment in general with a little genetic factor thrown in.
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