Avoiding Flouride

Like their owners, Companion Pets have no need for fluoride!

In a society where asbestos, lead, silica, beryllium and many other carcinogens have found their way into the marketplace and then been recalled, one has to wonder why fluoride, so toxic it is used as a rat poison and pesticide, is embraced so thoroughly and so blindly.
When you look at the ugly history of fluoridation, you might remember that the Nazis used it in the German concentration camps to control the prisoners by making them too apathetic to resist or escape.
Fluoride does occur naturally in the body as calcium fluoride. The fluoride that is added to municipal water is called hydrofluorosilicic acid. This is now far more infinitely soluble, which means that it is significantly more difficult to remove from the water; hence the body absorbs more of it.
Calcium fluoride is the inorganic compound with the formula CaF 2. This ionic compound of calcium and fluorine occurs naturally as the mineral fluorite (also called fluorspar). This occurs naturally in the earth’s crust, rocks, and soil, and in some water supplies. But two-thirds of Americans, their pets and livestock, are exposed to the chemical via tap water that is artificially fluoridated with hydrofluorosilicic acid, in an effort to prevent tooth decay (CDC 2006).

We do not know why, but fluoride is also found in some foods, either due to processing or from natural accumulation by the plants grown in high-fluoride soils (Buzalaf 2004; Fein 2001; Heilman 1997; Jackson 2002; Rodrigues 2009). There is indication that fluoride has been added to everything from baby food to beverage refreshments and juices.

Once ingested with food or water, fluoride accumulates in bones. Studies show that children between the ages of 6 and 8, who drink fluoridated tap water face a heightened risk of osteosarcoma, the rare but deadly form of bone cancer associated with fluoride (Bassin 2006; Cohn 1992; DHHS 1991).

Dogs may be even more vulnerable to osteosarcoma than humans. More than 8000 osteosarcoma cases occur in dogs each year in the U.S. and the actual number is probably higher, since not all cases are confirmed and registered (Mueller 2007).

A dog drinking adequate water would be exposed to 0.05-0.1 mg fluoride per kg of body weight daily, depending on the dog’s water consumption. A 10-pound puppy that eats about a cup of dog food a day would ingest approximately 0.25 mg fluoride/kg body weight/day based on average fluoride content in the 8 contaminated brands of dog food tested by EWG. At that rate, the puppy would consume 2.5 times more fluoride than EPA’s legal limit for human consumption in drinking water.

When fluoride in drinking water is taken into consideration, a 10-pound puppy would be exposed to 3.5 times more fluoride than EPA allows in municipal drinking water. Large breed puppies may be exposed to even more fluoride. Whatever the size or appetite of a dog, fluoride exposure from food and water can easily range into unsafe territory. And, unlike children, who enjoy a variety of foods as they grow up, puppies and adult dogs eat the same food from the same bag every day, constantly consuming more fluoride than is healthy for normal growth. Routine exposure to excessive fluoride can predispose dogs to health problems, along with high veterinary bills, later in life.

Your dogs and other pets need to be protected from high fluoride levels in their food and water.

• If you feed your dog or cat commercial pet food, call the companies and ask for the fluoride content. (Unfortunately, this is difficult to determine since companies usually don’t test for fluoride.)
• Try to avoid commercial pet food (or people food) that uses mechanically de-boned chicken since it contains high fluoride levels due to incorporated bone particles, in addition to other ingredients that contain fluoride.

We are told that many pet owners have started using bottled personal water for their companion pets. If that is your case, you should know that the standard for bottled water is to use municipal water sources. Worse yet, some bottlers now have products with even increased fluoride.
Dannon, Fluoride Plus should not be an option if you care about your companion pet.

FetcH2O® provides a superior hydration for companion pets that:

• is free of added fluoride
• is free from disease markers
• has no pharmaceutical residuals
• contains no other unwanted chemicals

Our product is not quite the Fountain of Youth, but Companion Pets that are provided with FetcH2O® hydration will enjoy a longer, healthier and much happier life.

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