Canola Oil In Pet Foods
Written By: Dr. Jeannie Thomason
Canola Oil In Pet Foods
As you faithful readers know, I don’t feed my own pets processed pet foods nor do I ever recommend it be fed to anyone’s pets.
I recently saw a couple of pet food companies bragging about thier food containing “Healthy” Canola oil in thier foods. WHAT? I thought! How is Canola Oil healthy? How is it even species appropriate for our carnivorous pets?
Canola is actually a made up/coined word friends. It appeared out of nowhere and is not listed in any but the most recent reference sources.It is a name given to “rape” seed! Well, come on, you have to admit that canola sounds far better than rape, right?. The name canola disguised the introduction of rape oil to America.
Yes, Canola oil comes from the rape seed, which is part of the mustard family of plants. Rape is the most toxic of all food-oil plants. Like soy, rape is a weed. Insects will not eat it and it is deadly poisonous! The oil from the rape seed is a hundred times more toxic than soy oil!
Canola (Rape) is a semi-drying oil that is used as lubricant, fuel, soap and synthetic rubber base, and as an illuminant for the slick color pages you see in magazines. It is an industrial oil and does not belong in any body, ours or our pets!
Rape oil was the source of the infamous chemical-warfare agent , mustard gas, which was banned after blistering the lungs and skin of hundreds of thousands of solders and civilians during WW1. Recent French reports indicate that it was again used during the gulf.
Between 1950 and 1953, white mustard(rape) seed was irradiated in Sweden to increase seed production and oil content. Irradiation is the process the experts want use to make our food “safe” to eat. Genetically engineered fruits and vegetables – which will soon have innocent things like hepatitis-B spliced into their DNA – are another example of man”s misuses of technology and abuse of public trust by powerful interests and “head-in-the-sand” watchdog agencies.
Canola oil has some very interesting characteristics and effects on living systems. For example, it forms a latex-like substances that agglutinate the red blood corpuscles, as does soy, but much more pronounced. Loss of vision is a known, characteristic side effect of rape oil which antagonizes the central and peripheral nervous systems; again, like soy oil, again, worse. The deterioration takes years, however. Rape (canola) oil causes emphysema respiratory distress, anemia, constipation, irritability and blindness in animals and humans alike. Rape oil was widely used in animal feeds in England and Europe between 1986 and 1991 when it was eventually thrown out. You may remember reading about the cows, pigs and sheep that went blind, lost their minds, attacked people and had to be shot.
Funny, the industry loves to talk about canola”s “qualities” that make it “healthy”. They say “it has an unsaturated structure(Omega 3, 6, 12), its wonderful digestibility and its fatty acid makeup”. They have been trying to turn us against naturally saturated oils and fats, while they come to the rescue with canola oil. They even tell us how Asia has warmly embraced canola due to its distinctive flavor. Isn’t it wonderful how internationalists brokers “help” third-world peoples? Reminds me of the introduction of the microwave oven (don’t even get me started on that one!).
Rape’s new name provided the perfect cover for commercial interests wanting to make billions in the United States. The euphemism is still very much in use, but is no longer needed.
God forbid you are still feeding kibble in the first place. However, if you are, check the ingredients, do a google or yahoo search on canola oil in pet food and canola oil toxic…
Ready to get your dog off kibble? Want more information on raw feeding or at the very least feeding a food that does not contain canola oil, grains or potatos?
Dr Thomason offers consultations via phone or email.The Whole Dog offers a variety of all natural, organic supplements and a grain and potato free, freeze Dried RAW diet for dogs if you are unable to feed a fresh raw diet for some reason.