Would you feed your pet something that you knew would harm them? Would you feed your pet poison, pesticides, or even GMOS? Often people concerned about their pets ask me if GMOs affect pets. GMOs in pet foods have been linked to very serious health problems. Today my article is on how GMOs affect pets, and how to stay away from them for your pet’s safety.
After countless years of feeding my dog Chico big name brands of dog food, (which we didn’t know had GMOs in it, because it wasn’t labeled) he had some serious health problem, and complications. When he was 7 he got this rash all around his body. He scratched it so much that he would bleed. I remember seeing blood on our porch because of the scratching. We looked at the dog food ingredients and sure enough there was corn, being one of the first ingredients, which is usually GMO. It also had many other questionable ingredients. We switched the food to a natural brand, and sure enough he got better. Once GMOs are in your system though, they never completely come out. Recently we realized that he had a tumor on his leg. Discouraged and disheartened we felt guilty that we had fed him the big name brands of dog food, and that the GMOs in them were still affecting him. The tumor grew so big that it was the size of a large grapefruit. At this point there was nothing that could be done, because he was now a bit older, and if we did surgery things could turn for the worst. All we could do was wait and see. Sadly he started having seizures, lost his sight, and went deaf. We didn’t know if he had a stroke or if a tumor had grown in his brain (both can be linked to GMOs). Sadly he passed away this March.
When I met with Professor Seralini at the Toronto Canadian Organic Growers, Organic The way Forward conference I learned so much about the effects of GMOs on animals. Dr. Seralini did a 2 year study on the effects GMOs have on rats. After 2 years the rats were filled with tumors, and had many other defects. Obviously if this can happen to rats, it can happen to pets, and humans. These tumors looked almost identical to the one that my dog had on his leg.
So now you have to protect your pets and yourself from GMOs. A great way to do this is avoid products that contain corn, canola, soy, vegetable oil, and high fructose corn syrup. Also, you have to be aware that many dairy and meat products are GMOs because the animals are fed GMOs, making them Genetically Modified. Fortunately, there are now some good and healthy dog foods on the market that give you some options.
After all… as Ana Monnar would say, “our pets are our family.”
Conclusive Professor Guilles-Eric Seralini two year rat study.
Eating genetically modified corn (GM corn) and consuming trace levels of Monsanto’s Roundup chemical fertilizer caused rats to develop horrifying tumors, widespread organ damage, and premature death. That’s the conclusion of a shocking new study that looked at the long-term effects of consuming Monsanto’s genetically modified corn.
The study has been deemed “the most thorough research ever published into the health effects of GM food crops and the herbicide Roundup on rats.” News of the horrifying findings is spreading like wildfire across the internet, with even the mainstream media seemingly in shock over the photos of rats with multiple grotesque tumors… tumors so large the rats even had difficulty breathing in some cases. GMOs may be the new thalidomide.
It goes on to say: “The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The researchers said 50 percent of males and 70 percent of females died prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group.”
The study, led by Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen, was the first ever study to examine the long-term (lifetime) effects of eating GMOs. You may find yourself thinking it is absolutely astonishing that no such studies were ever conducted before GM corn was approved for widespread use by the USDA and FDA, but such is the power of corporate lobbying and corporate greed.
I’m sharing photos of my Bearded Collie front leg tumor, Chico sadly passed away on March 2013.
– Rachel Parent
This article is also posted on The Canadian Daily website.