So why bring this up at all? Nutrition plays a big role in health, be it human or animal (or any living thing!) And in the United States where the "western diet" is killing thousands of people each year it's also killing our pets. Lets face it, when Fido gives those puppy eyes, it is hard not to share that fast food burger or a few french fries. Yet minus junk food, things that contain trans fats such as hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, or are loaded with digestible carbohydrates that break down into sugar hurt us and our pets. Studies the media reports about are telling us now how sugar and trans fats are bad for health. The very things making us sick is making our pets sick. Here is a sick truth, a lot of these ingredients are put in commercial pet foods. Ready for a fun fact? Cancer cells can only utilize glucose as a source of energy to sustain the rapid growth, but healthy cells can utilize ketones for energy where cancer cells cannot.