Hi, I have always given my dogs a mix of dry dog food with fresh meat and other human foods, and occasionally tinned food if I have no meet for them that day. I understood that dog food in the UK was made only from animals approved for human use - no dead, dying or diseased animals, or diseased parts like cancers. I read that the dog food was made from the parts of the animal humans don't like for aesthetic reasons. So stuff like the chicken's neck, pig trotters etc.... But then I found an article saying that conmen were taking raw chicken destined for the pet food trade and illegal for use for humans, hosing them down and reselling them as fit for human consumption. How could a whole chicken not be the parts that humans like/ What gives? Most of my natural pet care books are American though - and those are awful with stories of euthanized pets being rendered for dog food. How can I find out exactly what is in my dogs food. The labels are not really very helpful in most cases? I am especially concerned with the dogs eating anything cancerous, and I do not want them eating brains - they aren't zombies after all. If that stuff is really in our dog food I am going to either find a vegetarian kibble to mix with fresh meat or try the home made dog food route. I would very much appreciate any help, and if at all possible sources where I can find out more. And to think as a child I had a thing for eating dog food.