Any of you who have been following this blog are aware what "animal digest" is and the implications of putting it in pet food. I won't rehash the definition here but it is NON REGULATED and "is not supposed to contain" companion animals or rodents.
I knew Meow Mix dry had it (as do most cheap dry foods) but I was horrified to discover that Simply Nourish has recently added this product to their kitten food!
Just goes to show you that you need to read the ingredients on your pet food periodically to be sure nothing new has been added.
The reason this is distressing is you cannot trust any supplier not to add things in the name of cost savings.
There is a direct relation between mad cow disease and the inclusion of bone meal from cow bones being added to the cows feed. HERBIVORES do NOT consume herbivores.
In talking with other rescuers I discovered a marked increase in FIP deaths in the last few years. This corresponds roughly to the widespread use of animal digest in pet food. Maybe cats and dogs shouldn't eat cats and dogs!
It never ceases to amaze me the arrogance of man in his blatant disregard for the rules of nature. Just because he gets away with something once he figures he knows it all. It is typical of stupid children to believe they know more than their parents. We have been on this planet only a few thousand years.. as if we could teach Nature anything when she has been at it for several million!
YOU DEFY THE RULES OF NATURE AT THE PERIL OF YOUR FUTURE!