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FDA Lawsuit & Petition to Sign: Protecting the Right to Buy & Feed Unprocessed Foods (for pets)

If you’re wondering about what’s the deal on Answers Pet Food suing the FDA — here is a nice article with a clear review of the situation. In it you will learn about the position/perspectives from each side so you can better understand the case.

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!! new blog series !! “SFRAW Founder Notes” No. 1: Feeding Raw Meaty Bones

I have nearly 30 years of experience in Raw Feeding, and have learned a lot from the hundreds of dog and cats that I have supported and known as the Founder/Owner of SFRAW since 2003. Let me share my personal experiences on feeding raw meaty bones with you right here in one place! The information provided is based entirely on my observations and opinions made after learning a lot about feeding bones – I hope it helps you when making these choices for your own animals.

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How to Make & Use Eggshell Powder as a Calcium Source

About Eggshell Powder (ESP) You can find commercially produced eggshell powder (ESP).  Some pet food companies (even raw pet food companies) use ESP as a calcium source in their foods.  However, there are several problems with commercially produced (not home-made) eggshell powder: it comes from chickens that were raised in a factory farmed setting and subjected to unhealthy, cruel and inhumane conditions; because of the way the birds are fed and kept, the eggshells may not be nutritionally equivalent to eggs that come from chickens raised on pasture or as pets in one’s backyard; the shells are most likely irradiated, which denatures the product. “Irradiation damages food by breaking up molecules and creating free radicals. The free radicals kill some bacteria, but they also bounce around in the food, damage vitamins and enzymes, and combine with existing chemicals (like pesticides) in the food to form new chemicals, called unique radiolytic products (URPs)”. Besides freezing, we are very concerned by the use of

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