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July 15, 2019
with Pam Roussell

5pm pacific:

TODAY:  The Truth About Kibble

Purrrfectly Holistic with Pam on the 3rd Monday of the Month at 5pm pacific – Pam is a Cat mom, fitness enthusiast, swimmer, holistic health seeker, yogi, aspiring gardener, lover of sunny Cancun beaches, gentle spirit, high sales achiever and entrepreneur.  After suffering an injury that wouldn’t heal, Pam was led on a journey to seek out alternative, holistic and natural medicine back in 2005, and she’s been learning ever since.  Now a passion that she loves to share with others and her my goal is to help people help themselves and their cats along their path to holistic health.  She has taken courses in holistic health for animals, muscle testing, and animal communication.  Her life is shared with her husband Rich of over 19 years and their four cats: Lili, Rocket, Gunner, and Aylen.
  The Truth About Kibble  
  1. What is kibble?
  *  Processed pet food *  Includes 40%-70% sugar via the carbohydrates used in it. * Read the label, look for corn, wheat, rice, legumes, tapioca, potatoes,                                                         garbanzos * These ingredients are broken down as sugars during metabolism
  • Poor quality parts of animals used to make the product, often unable to identify where they are sourced, cheaper ingredients= bigger profits
 
  1. Common ingredients in kibble include:
 
  1. Corn, corn meal, corn gluten meal—linked to obesity, chronic inflammation, cancer and diabetes; often contain mycotoxins and molds which damage kidneys and liver; Most likely to be GMO; cats can’t process carbohydrates for energy
 
  1. Wheat, wheat gluten—linked to allergies, food intolerances and recalls caused by kidney failure and death
 
  1. Animal By Products—leftovers from the human food industry, non-meat products (necks, feet, intestines, organs, blood, bone, fatty tissue, stomach and intestines freed of their contents; Often sourced from the 4D meats: dead, dying, diseased and disabled animals.
 
  1. Meat Meal—consists of rendered product from mammal tissues exclusive of blood, hair, hoof, horn, hide trimmings, manure, stomach and rumen contents unless unavoidable; often sourced from 4D meats.
 
  1. Other starchy carbohydrates including potatoes, peas/pea products/legumes, tapioca
 
  1. Synthetic vitamins, minerals
 
  1. Chemical preservatives for shelf life—including BHA, BHT, Propyl Gallate, Ethoxyquin, Sodium nitrite/nitrate, TBHQ, propyl gallate
 
  1. Flavor enhancers like propylene glycol, “flavors” on the labels, and food additives
 
  1. Artificial Colors—food dyes are used to appeal to the consumer, not the pets; linked to cancer and other health problems
 
  1. How kibble began
 
  • Late 1800s the ingredients people fed pets started changing
  • Leftovers and by-products of the human food industry not fit for human consumption
  • Contains 4-D meat ingredients: dead, dying, disabled, diseased animals
  • Packaged it in bags during the war because tin was used for munitions
  • Shelf life was a priority, people enjoyed the convenience
  • Law is not enforced and use of these illegal ingredients is quite common
 
  1. How is kibble made?
  YouTube videos: How Pet food is Made by Rodney Habib (YouTube) Pet Fooled documentary (digital platforms, YouTube) The Truth About Pet Cancer documentary, (YouTube)  
  • Rendered meat by-products, made from livestock, horses, euthanized pets, expired grocery store meat (often still in the packaging), roadkill
  • Rendering is a cooking process that separates the meat from the fat and water to form solids
  • The solids are ground, cooked, and ground again, resulting in meat meal
  • Meat meal is then mixed with cereals, grains, corn gluten feed, and ground fruits and vegetables
  • Then preservatives, stabilizers, gelling agents are added, plus synthetic vitamins and minerals to replace those lost in the cooking process
  • Flavor enhancers are added to make it palatable with yeast, fats, sweeteners, food additives
  • Liquid is added to the dry mixture to form a dough, cooked under intense heat and pushed through an extruder (which is how you get the pellets)
  • The extruded product is sprayed with chemicals to add color and flavor
  Ann Martin’s book, Food Pets Die For, exposed the practice of rendering and detection of sodium pentobarbital in the food: “At the rendering plant, slaughterhouse material, restaurant and supermarket refuse, dead stock, road kill, and euthanized companion animals are dumped into huge containers.  A machine slowly grinds the entire mess.  After it is chipped or shredded, it is cooked at temperatures of between 220 degrees F. and 270 degrees F. (104.4 to 132.2 degrees C.) for twenty minutes to one hour.  The grease or tallow rises to the top, where it is removed from the mixture. This is the source of animal fat in most pet foods.  The remaining material, the raw, is then put into a press where the moisture is squeezed out. We now have meat and bone meal.”    
  1. Connection to cancer
 
  • Sugar-damages metabolic pathways
  • GMO ingredients linked to tumors and cancers
* Carcinogenic by-products:  heterocyclic amines, acrylamide * Packaging contains toxic PCBs and Phthalates which leech into the food * Chemical Preservatives are linked to cancers and toxicity; intended to promote a long shelf life, some up to 25 years according to Susan Thixton, Truth About Pet Food, in the Pet Fooled Documentary * Use of artificial colors and synthetic dyes are linked to cancer      
  1. Sample cat food labels:
 
  1. Iams Proactive Health Indoor Weight & Hairball Care
  Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Grits, Corn Gluten Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Ground Whole Grain Corn, Dried Beet Pulp, Turkey, Powdered Cellulose, Dried Peas, Natural Flavor, Salt, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Egg Product, Caramel Color, Sodium Bisulfate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Carrots, Dried Apple Pomace, Calcium Carbonate Fructooligosaccharides, Spinach, Tomato, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Inositol, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide), Taurine, L-Carnitine, Silicon Dioxide, Citric Acid, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract  
Crude Protein (MIN) 30.0%
Crude Fat (MIN) 11.0%
Crude Fat (MAX) 13.5%
Crude Fiber (MAX) 8.3%
Moisture (MAX) 10.0%
Calcium (MIN) 0.75%
Phosphorus (MIN) 0.65%
Potassium (MIN) 0.65%
Taurine (MIN) 0.13%
L-Carnitine(MIN) 80 mg/kg*
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (MIN) 2.0%*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (MIN) 0.2%*
Guaranteed Analysis:   38.2% carbohydrate!!!  
  1. Meow Mix Tender Centers Salmon & Turkey Flavors with Vitality Bursts
  WHOLE GROUND CORN, CHICKEN BY-PRODUCT MEAL, CORN GLUTEN MEAL, SOYBEAN MEAL, ANIMAL FAT (PRESERVED WITH MIXED TOCOPHEROLS), WHOLE WHEAT, ANIMAL DIGEST, CALCIUM CARBONATE, PHOSPHORIC ACID, SALMON MEAL, TURKEY BY-PRODUCT MEAL, CORN SYRUP, GLYCERIN, L-LYSINE MONOHYDROCHLORIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (COLOR), POTASSIUM SORBATE (USED AS A PRESERVATIVE), CHOLINE CHLORIDE, SALT, CALCIUM SULFATE, VITAMINS (VITAMIN E SUPPLEMENT, NIACIN, VITAMIN A SUPPLEMENT, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN SUPPLEMENT, D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE, VITAMIN B12 SUPPLEMENT, MENADIONE SODIUM BISULFITE COMPLEX (SOURCE OF VITAMIN K ACTIVITY), VITAMIN D3 SUPPLEMENT, FOLIC ACID, BIOTIN), MINERALS (FERROUS SULFATE, ZINC OXIDE, MANGANOUS OXIDE, COPPER SULFATE, CALCIUM IODATE, SODIUM SELENITE), TAURINE, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, CARRAGEENAN, RED 40, DL-METHIONINE, LACTIC ACID, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, YELLOW 5, BLUE 2, NATURAL WHITE MEAT CHICKEN FLAVOR, BHA (USED AS A PRESERVATIVE), ROSEMARY EXTRACT   Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (Min.) 31.0%
 
Crude Fat (Min.) 11.0%
 
Crude Fiber (Max.) 4.0%
 
Moisture (Max.) 12.0%
 
Calcium (Min.) 1.1%
 
Phosphorus (Min.) 0.9%
 
Selenium (Min.) 0.30 mg/kg
 
Vitamin D (Min.) 400 IU/kg
 
Vitamin E (Min.) 100 IU/kg
 
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Min.) 0.11%
 
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (Min.) 1.10%
    42% carbohydrate!  
  1. Blue Freedom Grain Free indoor Chicken Recipe
Deboned ChickenChicken Meal, Tapioca Starch, PeasPea ProteinPotatoesChicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols)Menhaden Fish Meal (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids)Pea Fiber, Powdered Cellulose, Flaxseed (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavour, Choline Chloride, Calcium Sulfate, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Calcium ChlorideDried Chicory RootSalt, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, TaurineCalcium Carbonate, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Sweet PotatoesCarrots, Vegetable Juice for Colour, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin (Vitamin B3)Iron Amino Acid ChelateZinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E SupplementBlueberriesCranberriesBarley GrassParsleyTurmericDried KelpYucca Schidigera Extract, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1)Copper Amino Acid Chelate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), L-LysineL-CarnitineBiotin (Vitamin B7)Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid ChelatePyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5)Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)Vitamin D3 SupplementVitamin B12 SupplementFolic Acid (Vitamin B9), Dried Yeast, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation productDried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, Calcium IodateSodium Selenite, Oil of Rosemary.   Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein 32.0% min
Crude Fat 14.0% min
Crude Fiber 7.0% max
Moisture 9.0% max
Magnesium 0.14% max
Taurine 0.2% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 0.5% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 2.5% min
  38% carbohydrate!  
  1. Suggestions if you must feed kibble
 
  1. Find the highest quality available—organic, pasture raised animal proteins; no corn, wheat, soy, by products or meat meals; less than 20% carbs
  2. Reduce the amount of kibble and add wet food to replace that portion
  3. Stop free-feeding dry food; set a meal schedule
  4. Add an egg to the kibble for a source of good protein, fat, vitamins and nutrients
  5. Take notice of any changes in health including vomiting, itchy skin, skin allergies, respiratory conditions, pancreatitis, diarrhea, constipation, dry flaky skin, dull looking fur, extremely smelly poop, weight gain or obesity, urinary blockage or UTIs, elevated kidney levels, dehydration, diabetes, cancer, IBD, lymphoma, pancreatitis
  6. Is grain free kibble a better choice? No, due to the high amounts of complex carbs used which are still broken down as sugar.  These plant based products often cause digestive upset and food sensitivities.
 

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