It seems recalls of pet food is not just a derivative of low-end pet foods.  I just learned that Timberwolf, which is an extremely high end dry food had a recall.  The company itself states that it “recently strayed off course from our objectives of providing the highest quality pet food available.”

Okay, they strayed off the course why?  Cutting corners to make more money?  Can you imagine what goes on behind closed doors at say, a Purina pet food manufacturing plant?

You cannot make money making high quality healthy dog or cat food.  It just doesn’t happen, at least not when it reaches main stream levels.

I could make dog or cat food for say, dozen people and still stick with good standards, buy I likely wouldn’t make much money at it.  Similar to how much money I make on book sales.  If I were to make money, I’d be cutting corners too.

It’s just like farming, you can’t make money farming any more.  You can feed yourself and your loved ones, but that’s about it.

We live in a very sad world.

Let’s face it, commercial dog and cat food is mass produced.  Anytime anything is mass produced, quality goes down.

I’m so glad my animals eat food that I handle and prepare myself.  No vats, extruders, baking, frying, boiling or whatever for my carnivores.

One Reply to “Recalls”

  1. It’s late and I really should be getting to bed rather than reading your site :o) Trouble is I was just reviewing some notes from Michael Pollan’s book “In Defense of Food” and then, getting ready to shut down, saw your “Recalls” post. The correlation that struck me was his noting some industry speak – if on a food label it says “Tastes great, less filling!” such should be interpreted as “More fattening, less nutritious!” And he is talking about people food where the government is looking out for our health and well being :o)))

    Nite all,
    Lee C

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