One more reason to skip the kibble

One more reason to skip the kibble

It’s been a while since I’ve climbed onto my pet food soapbox. So I’m sure you won’t mind indulging me today.

When it comes to feeding your pet, it all boils down to these six words: Your dog is not a vegetarian!

So why are you feeding him pet food that’s made up almost entirely of vegetables, soy, and wheat gluten? Dogs are like humans——they cannot live on vegetables alone. They (we) need protein——animal protein——in order to live a long, healthy life!

Who ever heard of dogs having heart attacks? And cancer? And arthritis? They’re getting human diseases because they’re eating the same junk food diet as their brainless owners. The only difference is that their owners have a say in the matter.

(Sorry for the shouting, but I am up here on my soapbox, after all.)

This pet food issue came to the forefront about four years ago when tainted pet food was sickening and killing pets all across America. Turned out the pet food was contaminated by a toxic chemical called melamine. The scandal turned really ugly once word got out that manufacturers were putting this poison in pet food on purpose in order to boost the protein content.

Well, now this poor excuse for pet food is making more than just your pet sick.

Pet food sends dozens of kids to the hospital

Between 2006 and 2008, 79 people, including 32 children under 2 years old, were diagnosed with salmonella infections that were traced to dry dog food. Kids under 2 years old are not that different than dogs when it comes to food: They’ll put almost anything in their mouths. (As for the adults, I’m assuming they got the infections from handling the food, instead of eating it…)

As a result, over 23,000 tons of pet food were recalled, and the manufacturing plant was closed down.

I’d like to reveal the identity of the plant in question, but I can’t. Your government is still protecting this unnamed pet food plant. (If you ever had any question about whose side the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on, you can rest assured knowing its loyalty goes to the highest bidder.) When the journal Pediatrics published a paper detailing the link between salmonella and dry pet food, the factory was merely referred to as “Plant X.”

Well, I can tell them where to plant that “X.”

If you want to save your kids AND your pets, skip the manufactured pet food altogether. Don’t even bring it into your house. You should be feeding man’s best friend ONLY raw liver, chicken necks, hamburger, and any other uncooked meats and animal organs. This should include at least one daily raw egg——including the shell.

Your kids and grandkids should be getting the same diet——only be sure to lightly cook the meat and eggs.

If you want to read more about what to feed your pets, order my book, What Does Your Dog Really Want to Eat? by going online to, or by calling (888) 317-6767.

Always just right,

William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.