We at Bobzilla love bulldogs and all animals. We have witnessed literally thousands of dogs die despite well-intentions of their owners to keep them healthy.
According to Demian, DVM, author of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide and referred to as the "dog cancer vet" talks about how to improve outcomes for dogs diagnosed with cancer, which includes feeding whole fresh food and not kibble. Additionally, according to British epidemiologist, Sir Richard Dolls' research "about one third of cancers can be prevented by just improving the diet." Guess what this diet does not include? KIBBLE.
Modern veterinary care is failing us and our pets and we took action.
Bobzilla donated $228,000 to fund the research of Dr. David Turner who is currently examining whether advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in pet food are increasing the speed that diseases like cancer develops in dogs.
"AGES are harmful oxidative compounds that over time accumulate in tissues, causing stress and inflammation, and in turn increase the risk of developing diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Previous research has found foods like bacon, tofu and barbecue have some of the highest levels of AGEs for humans" (Source: Hollings Cancer Center).
Dr. Turner estimates "that dog food is about 100 times higher in AGEs than human food. Despite seeing the impact of AGEs on humans, we are still giving our pets 100 times more (Source: Hollings Cancer Center). Dr. Turner states, "in a little over a decade, Golden Retrievers have lost about five years off their life expectancy. We believe that processed pet food consumption has contributed to this concerning statistic (Source: Hollings Cancer Center).”
With Bobzilla's donation, Dr. Turner has analyzed over 100 varieties of kibble and is compiling a database that documents which specific kibble varieties that are lowest to highest in AGE content. Once his research is complete, this database will be made available to the public so you as a consumer can make an informed choice for your dog.