Honey, while you’re out, could you pick up some more of Spot’s pregelatinized wheat flour and crystalline fructose with trace amounts of cow diaphragm?

September 3, 2007 at 9:48 am (frightening things) (, )

Check out this gross but totally unsurprisingly breakdown of the contents of dog treats. This is some of the most disgusting processed product in a whole world of disgusting processed product. And that’s “product” as in “cheese product” — the point at which something has been so industrialized it is no longer any form of itself but a product thereof.

Actually, the package merely promises “beef flavor.” According to the FDA, that means beef need only be present in an amount “sufficient to be detected.” And you can bet it’s not going to be filet mignon. The Association of Feed Control Officials defines “meat” in pet foods as “striate muscle which is skeletal or that which is found in the tongue, in the diaphragm, in the heart, or in the esophagus; with or without the accompanying and overlying fat and the portions of the skin, sinew, nerve and blood vessels.” Woof!

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