This enlightening and emotional documentary takes a look at the pet food industry and the aftermath of the 2007 recall of Menu pet products. It took three years to finally air in the U.S. (January 2011) and someone has made the film available on YouTube. Watch it here, in its entirety while you still can.
“Pet Food: A Dog’s Breakfast” by Yap Films
This film covers many interesting topics such as:
- Pet food marketing and how it has changed over the years
- The difference between “premium” and “discount” pet foods
- How pet food is actually made
You’ll also meet Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins, another veterinarian who shares my passion in advocating for healthy food options for pets.
Take Home Points
Remember, just as with people, there are no shortcuts to good health in pets. Commercial pet food was designed as a convenience, but that doesn’t make it the best choice for your pet, no matter how “balanced” or “vitamin-fortified” the packaging claims the food to be. The safest option is to learn how to formulate your own diets for your pets. It’s not as complicated or time-consuming as you think!
Film created by Yap Films
Featured image provided by JnL
Special thanks to YouTube user lowgeez1 for hosting this video