We are thrilled and honored to have Susan Thixton back on the show with us today. She is a dog and cat food consumer advocate, representing pet owners with the FDA and AAFCO (pet food regulatory authorities), and heads the largest pet food stakeholder organization - Association for Truth in Pet Food. Susan is also the Publisher of the website TruthaboutPetFood.com and creates The List, a list of pet foods that she would trust to give her pets… and for manufacturers who make The List, it’s a big deal because the foods on there were chosen after detailed information and verification of quality of ingredients were provided. Of course, Susan is super picky on what she feeds her pets.
You might be wondering what states might test for? The answer is not as much as you’d think.
Let’s talk a little bit about label claims and what these companies can get away with.
What information is in a Guaranteed Analysis on the packaging?
How often are inspections done?
Susan shares how she got into this line of work, what’s involved and how you can support her efforts.
The List – how do you research different dog foods, the ingredients, sourcing and the manufacturer’s practices and how does a manufacturer make the list?
Dinner PAWsible: a cookbook of nutritious, homemade meals for cats and dogs
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Special thanks to Susan for once again being on the show. Catch you next time!
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