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About the author:
Just like so many pet parents, Susan learned the 'truth' about pet food the hard way.

Suddenly at 8 years old, Sam - Susan's beloved dog, showed a tumor on her pelvic bone. The veterinarian gave Susan the worst news; bone cancer. She had two weeks to tell Sam good-bye. And then things got worse.

Her veterinarian told Susan her dog's cancer was probably the result of chemical preservatives in her pet food; chemicals used to extend the shelf life of the dog food. A phone call to the pet food manufacturer (the leading dog food in the U.S. at the time) changed Susan's life. When asked what the 'shelf life' was for this popular dog food, the company told Susan "25 years". The pet food would remain 'fresh' for more than 17 years after Sam died.

From this moment on Susan has educated herself on pet food. In 2005 she took her pet food knowledge online developing In the few short years since developing the website, has a following of pet parents all over the world. Susan's pet food advocacy work has led to hundreds of radio and television interviews, public speaking including Western University of Health Science veterinary students, and even gotten her banned from attending pet food industry trade events (what exactly are they hiding?).

Susan Thixton and a world of pet parents continue to fight for safe pet food. Visit and register for the free newsletter to stay updated.

Buyer Beware

The crimes, lies and truth about pet food.

Authored by Susan Thixton

Pet Food is the only food industry allowed to lie to consumers. The only food industry given FDA permission to violate federal food safety law. Buyer Beware is the documented truth about what millions of pet parents are unknowingly feeding their pets.

"While pet food advertising bombards us with the images of plump fresh meats, brightly colored vegetables, and beautiful grains in their products, Susan talks about ethoxyquin, recalls, rendering, and deceptive advertising. And she's got the facts to back up her writings. Something, as you will learn from reading this book, the pet food industry is not required to have. It is high time that the pet food industry's secrets were brought to light. This book represents a giant step toward exposing everyday practices that jeopardize our pets' health. Learn the truth."
Laurie S. Coger, DVM, CVCP

Buyer Beware includes a large section explaining the regulations within the pet food industry, including shocking details of little known FDA Compliance Policies that allow diseased animals, pesticide contaminated food ingredients, and much more, to be processed into pet food. Further, the new book contains a section titled 'How Horrible Can Pet Food Ingredients Get?, providing readers easy to understand details of common pet food ingredients such as Animal Fat, By-Product Meal, Canola Oil, Dyes, and much more.

The book also includes eight personal stories of pet food tragedy; some tragedies of the 2007 pet food recall and other tragedies from 'regular' non-recalled pet food. "As I was reading the pet tales to Mom, we both started bawling. Those stories are just heart breakers" says Mollie M. pet parent that previewed Buyer Beware. Mollie M. also shared "This is exactly what I have been searching for, a book on the truth behind the pet food industry. There is not a single book on the market today like this; I know, I have been searching for one."

Buyer Beware represents years of research and writing from; learn the truth about what your dog or cat could be eating.

Publication Date:
1453855017 / 9781453855010
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Pets / General

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