Features January 2011 Issue

Unauthorized Message to Blame for

Unauthorized Message to Blame for "Misrepresentation of Feeding People Food to Dogs"

Nulo says it’s not opposed to feeding human food to pets.

In the November issue, we ran a news item about a press release we received from a pet food company warning dog owners about “the dangers” of feeding human food to pets. We were highly indignant that a pet food company that describes itself as blending “giddy devotion with sound nutritional principles” would blame human food for causing pet obesity and other health problems. It seemed like a throwback to the sort of messages promulgated for decades by the mainstream, “corporate giant” food makers, who routinely preach against “upsetting” pets’ tummies with table scraps or “unbalancing” their diets by augmenting pets’ meals with human food.

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