Message modified by administrator Maureen 12/5/2010, 10:35 am
Karma,MOther Nature, and California Natural)
Seems like Natura is selling out to Procter and Gamble...
This is from another poster on another forum:
I subscribe to Whole Dog Journal just for their pet food reviews. They do not have advertisements so are not biased in their product reviews. They have had Innova and EVO in their favorable list based on content and openness to inspection. If I recall correctly they also listed that these products do not use any food sourced from China.
None of the Iams or Eukanuba products make the list. Which does not bode well for the acquisition by P&G. I do not use their products based on content, but if they do purchase Natura I will no longer purchase them based on the animal testing and corporate purchasing policies. I had stopped feeding kibble prior to the deaths relating to melamine additives. But the lists of food manufacturers using the same suppliers was pretty extensive.
If you really want to be informed about what you are feeding your dogs, you have to do the research. Whole Dog Journal is a great resource, also Pet Food Politics by Marion Nestle which has the whole story about the pet food recalls. It will make you think about what you are feeding your animals as well as what we are eating and how they are actually linked. And "Food Pets Die For: Shocking Facts About Pet Food." By Ann N. Martin
I felt comfortable using Innova and EVO products as a back up food, but I will go back to Honest Kitchen for a travel food. I generally feed raw, but that's a difficult thing to do when traveling.
I actually started researching what was in dog food after reading the label on Eukanuba Low Residue Dry Food for my male dog who was having chronic diarrehea. It helped with the tummy problems, but he didn't want to eat it. So i started asking what was in it. Corn grits was the first ingredient (still is) and ethoxyquin was on the label twice (still there) which is a rubber hardener, pesticide and preservative made by Monsanto. I stopped feeding it when I read that there are links to cancer and reproductive issues in people and animals. Google ethoxyquin and decide for yourself. This is still in their food and this is why I will no longer buy Innova and Evo products if they are indeed purchased by P&G.
Hopefully, though, it may not be a done deal...
Subject: Natura and P&G- not a done deal yet!
The buyout of Natura (makers of Innova, California Natural, Evo, Karma,etc) by Proctor and Gamble is not a done deal!
I just called and spoke to someone at Natura. She said that if we want to make a difference, we need to flood them with emails and phone calls. They are listening.
Email is: custserv@naturapet. com
Phone is: (800) 532-7261
We can make a difference!!
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... Author unknown...
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