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Greenlit: The Truth About Your Dog’s Food, Channel 5

The Truth About Your Dog’s Food (1 x 60′) – Dogs are man’s best friend who we shower with care, love, affection and gifts, but how much of what we put into our pooch’s food is actually good for them?

What if through the attention we put into our canine’s culinary delights we are actually making some massive mistakes? This show takes a look at what goes into dog food, the different methods of feeding dogs, plus the competing approaches for how best to feed them. In an industry worth billions of pounds every year, there’s a huge market for all kinds of dog foods. Be it commercial, vegetarian, raw meat or home-cooked meals, the British public continue to spend vast sums of their cash on their favourite pets, even in times of recession. Clearly, it’s in the dog food industry’s best interests to offer as much choice to the consumer as possible, but what is the BEST food to feed our pets?

With the rise of reported chronic health issues amongst dogs, along with the incontrovertible rise of obesity amongst our favourite pets, the next nutritional battle ground to be fought in the UK is over dog food. An increasing number of dog owners in the UK are beginning to question and challenge the major dog food manufacturers and are going it alone when it comes to their precious pooches diets.

Feelings run high when it comes to man’s best friend, with ethical and political tensions reaching boiling point amongst alternative suppliers, plus accusations of health issues surrounding certain food types. The Truth About Your Dog’s Food navigates a course through all the various camps. Whether it be feeding your dog scrambled egg with a diamanté encrusted fork; or hearing it crack and crunch the tendons of a raw chicken wing; whether your dog is vegan, vegetarian or pescatorian or whether kibble and wet tinned food totally suffices – this documentary is both a profile, and a user’s guide; steering dog loving viewers through the many varied worlds and opinions around feeding our beloved pooch.

Channel: Channel 5

Producer: Dog House Media

TX: TBC

Source: Channel 5 press release

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