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Linda Darcy on Milo’s Kitchen Recalls Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers Dog Treats Disgusting!!!!!! I would stay the hell away from Pet Smart too!! They don't care about your dogs!!!!!
February 11, 2016 12:27 am

el doctor on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Hi Losul"I was really hoping for more help with my questions to you, I'm pretty disappointed so far, seemed a bit dodgy to tell the truth."I'm sorry to disappoint you, and I'm glad you're being honest ;)I would be happy to answer any questions you have on diabetes.Please ask them in the Diabetic Dog Food review, so that people with diabetic dogs can also benefit from our discussion.http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/frequently-asked-questions/diabetic-dog-food/Thanks Losul ;)
February 11, 2016 12:00 am

losul on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) My source: Merriam Webster Thesaurus replicate verb Synonyms and Antonyms of replicateto make an exact likeness ofSynonyms clone, copycat, duplicate, imitate, reduplicate, render, copy, reproduceRelated Words counterfeit, fake, forge, knock off, rip off; mimic, simulate; reconstruct, re-create --------------------Is a replica an exact duplicate? The art students in the example above must have been extremely talented, so good that they could take the painting and sell it as the…
February 10, 2016 10:40 pm

Mike Sagman on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Thanks for the tip.This review was last updated on September 15, 2015. However, it appears that Purina has added 2 new recipes to this product line.So, I've added Bright Mind to our To Do list to be updated in the next week or two.I've also corrected the way the 9th ingredient is described in our review.By the way, the next time you find an error or a recipe change like this, it would be better to write me via the Contact Us page.I have a special form there that will allow you to…
February 10, 2016 8:51 pm

theBCnut on Hill’s Science Diet Adult Light (Dry) The last time we had this conversation about enzymes, I came across suggestions that dogs with digestive disorders like IBS, IBD, and others did see benefits from added digestive enzymes. Yes, they produce what should be enough enzymes, but they don't use them effectively apparently, due to the damage to the gut.
February 10, 2016 8:21 pm

Susan on Kal Kan Dog Food (Dry) Take back the food, get a refund, when ever my boy wont eat a food or gets itchy skin or diarrhea, I take back the food & get a refund, always read ingredients first...
February 10, 2016 7:25 pm

Susan on Orijen Dog Food (Dry) Go with ur heart anything is better then the vet diets...the only thing is when the protein % is higher the fat% will be higher, Have a look at "Canidae" Pure Meadow or their Pure Foundations http://www.canidae.com/dog-food/dry
February 10, 2016 7:20 pm

el doctor on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Hi Losul"To me, replicate means, a similar copy, in the context I used it, i think, or i thought. you can call it mimic or simulate if you rather"No worries!The word Replicate when used the way you used it, as a verb, means;"make an exact copy of; reproduce""to repeat, duplicate, or reproduce, especially for experimental purposes"So I asked you how you would replicate the MCT formula used in the study, and in fact, you can't.And it turns out that the "study MCT's" are pretty…
February 10, 2016 6:18 pm

Mishuk Mahbub on Do They Really Use Dead Dogs and Cats to Make Pet Food? It shows differencess btn them, a comparative study
February 10, 2016 6:11 pm

Crazy4dogs on Do They Really Use Dead Dogs and Cats to Make Pet Food? Sorry, I just don't get the point of the link.
February 10, 2016 6:07 pm

Mishuk Mahbub on Do They Really Use Dead Dogs and Cats to Make Pet Food? No man don't get me wrong, I am serious, I have read the whole article and my comment is relevant.
February 10, 2016 6:05 pm

Crazy4dogs on Do They Really Use Dead Dogs and Cats to Make Pet Food? Are you spamming this site?
February 10, 2016 6:03 pm

Shawn K Duncan on Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain (Dry) I just bought some of the green bag organic chicken and pea variety. I used to buy the red bag of Nature's Domain, and the turkey and potatoes but for some reason the formula is changed and my dog started getting gassy. So I switched to Blue Buffalo Turkey and potato for a while, but saw this organic one at Costco and wanted to try it. Anyone have any issues or any comments about it? Thanks!
February 10, 2016 6:02 pm

Crazy4dogs on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) Thanks Anne, I'm aware of that. I used to feed Evo when Naturapet owned it. I just happened to pull it out of my dog's rotation prior to the P&G purchase, but for a different reason, so it was a non-issue for me. I did see that Innova had been discontinued when I went to the website months ago. So sad to see really good companies taken over by corporations and get lost forever.
February 10, 2016 5:58 pm

theBCnut on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) We don't get any education about the lies and deceptions of dog food companies either, unless, like you, we seek out some place like this on our own. Our vets don't educate about dog food either. And like you, I don't like to rely on kibble for my dogs' health either. I make homemade raw dog food for half of my dogs' meal. I really think that fresh unprocessed food is much healthier.
February 10, 2016 5:54 pm

Mishuk Mahbub on Do They Really Use Dead Dogs and Cats to Make Pet Food? OMG! I cant believe its true. Cat meat for dogs?? Though there are rivalry between cats and dogs (https://www.atarlife.com/dogs-vs-cats-case-canines) but cat meat for dogs?
February 10, 2016 4:39 pm

Gregg Bell on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) what a great idea, im glad there are excellent dog lovers like yourself out there. I was really mad that in Langley B.C. they found 60 some dogs missing eyes and ears, a puppy mill. they got caught but the suffering that these poor dogs went through and still will is sickening. Our laws are too slack here in Vancouver or B.C. for that matter. Ide jail these people for 60 yrs or 1 yr for every dog they abused.
February 10, 2016 3:36 pm

Franshesca Henry on Diamond Naturals (Dry) I will have to agree that Diamond has been giving my huskies alot of problems lately, my husky has been gradually losing weight and has been having worse and worse diarrhea. She's now very skinny, won't eat, and her BM's are liquid now. I'm taking her to the vet tomorrow and most likely will have to change the food.
February 10, 2016 3:34 pm

Gregg Bell on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) Hi there, Im just fed up with some of the food companies and their lies. We really dont know 100% unless we have a lab and test the food. Sorry if i came off as a jerk but I didnt mean it that way. In Canada we really dont get an education on pet foods. Some clerks dont even know whats in the bags or cans. My rotty shep Athena died around the time that we had that bad dog food scare i think that was in 2006-2008. or 2009. My other rotty shep Riley was sick but he did live to 15 yrs. My theory is…
February 10, 2016 3:31 pm

aimee on Hill’s Science Diet Adult Light (Dry) Hi Laura,Fresh foods have enzymes... but other than the enzymes in fresh pancreas they aren't meant for digestion. They function at pH levels very different from the GI tract and they are not useful for digesting food.Here is a piece written by a holistic veterinarian who is also boarded in nutrition.http://vetnutrition.blogspot.com/2009/01/why-do-people-supplement-enzymes-to.htmlWhy do people supplement enzymes to perfectly healthy dogs? "This is a very common recommendation,…
February 10, 2016 2:37 pm

aimee on Hill’s Science Diet Adult Light (Dry) Hi JerermyScott10,I've concluded that unless your dog has EPI there is no need to add enzymes.The pancreas has great reserve. A former dog I had went through necrotizing pancreatitis in which she lost almost 90% of her pancreas... yet she had no digestive problems.I haven't looked at many products but if you look at this Mercola product it is primarily just cellulose. Some people refer to this as sawdust.Primarily enzymes are protein and this product reports .05% protein (min). There…
February 10, 2016 2:05 pm

Aerogenous on Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain (Dry) We just bought a small bag of both flavors and our 5 yr. old shepherd mix guest LOVED it. He was picky with his **horrors** Beneful and I refused to buy that for him. He scarfs the Salmon Sweet Potato one up. What I have noticed is that he is drinking a LOT more water now so am curious about the sodium content. This was the only grain free food that seemed the best choice of one of our local grocery stores.
February 10, 2016 1:47 pm

Storm's Mom on Hill’s Science Diet Adult Light (Dry) Even if they are in the food, I'd still supplement. There'd never be anywhere near enough useful enzymes already in a kibble.
February 10, 2016 10:57 am

Storm's Mom on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) Actually, it's not. In terms of ingredients being listed in order by weight, it's the same in Canada (I am also in Canada). Any food made in Canada intended to be sold in the US (most foods) must adhere to AAFCO labelling guidelines.
February 10, 2016 10:46 am

theBCnut on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) I'm sorry you seem to have taken the word educated as a personal attack on you. It wasn't. My point is that due to legal wrangling and the untrustworthiness of dog food companies, in the United States, there are legally defined terms that must be used correctly on the government regulated label, and people in the United States are usually NOT educated about what this means, unless they care enough to wade through the legal mumbo jumbo on their own. I was not disparaging anyone, just commenting…
February 10, 2016 10:33 am

DogFoodie on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) Uneducated?
February 10, 2016 10:05 am

Anne Springer on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) Mars discontinued the Innova foods in 2015, still makes Evo. What and end for a formerly beloved food. I never trust any food from P&G or Mars. I stopped feeding Innova the moment the original sale of Natura to P&G was announced.
February 10, 2016 8:35 am

canid94 on Dogs and Carbohydrates — A Surprising Secret Revealed try mixing the chicken into the dog food start off with a low amount of dog food and higher amount of chicken and lower the chicken gradually the dog should start eating the dog food then dog food is designed to match the nutritional requirements of you dog although they don't necessarily need carbs they need other essential vitamins and minerals that is the problem with home prepared diets is the nutritional content of eat chicken varies and dogs are not completely carnivorous so they cannot…
February 10, 2016 7:37 am

losul on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Shawna pretty much said it all already and i agree, thnx Shawna!I thought i chose the term "replicate" carefully. For "some" reason these days I feel I have to be even more careful with everything i say. I think you can get my meaning. To me, replicate means, a similar copy, in the context I used it, i think, or i thought. you can call it mimic or simulate if you rather.For me, i won't even try too duplicate, replicate, or mimic it at all. I'll continue giving my dog small amounts of coco…
February 10, 2016 3:59 am

Gregg Bell on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) Well in Canada its different. I guess no other country other than the USA is uneducated. not
February 10, 2016 2:44 am

JeremyScott10 on Hill’s Science Diet Adult Light (Dry) Enzymes are fragile and destroyed by heat and food processing.
February 10, 2016 12:55 am

Tara White on Best Dry Grain Free Dog Foods My dog responded very well to Kangaroo. Unfortunately, it is now banned in California. What is the best alternative to try next? She doesn't seem to like rabbit too much. She was on salmon for a while but started to show signs of being allergic. She can NOT have any kind of chicken or grains.
February 10, 2016 12:31 am

Laura Vonella on Hill’s Science Diet Adult Light (Dry) I had no idea about dog food rotation..it makes so much sense though! How do you know the enzymes your giving them arnt already in their food?
February 9, 2016 10:58 pm

Crazy4dogs on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) LOL! No problem, it's all good! ;)
February 9, 2016 9:05 pm

losul on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) OH crap, I knew you were C4D! sorry
February 9, 2016 8:58 pm

Crazy4dogs on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Thanks losul, but I'm actually C4D, easily confused. ;)
February 9, 2016 8:56 pm

losul on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Thnx C4C, you're a great researcher, keep up the good work.
February 9, 2016 8:29 pm

losul on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) LOL Shawna, thnx!I remember now you mentioning bullettproof coffee somewhere, probably more then once. Sorry bout that. I always enjoy the fat (and carb) discussions you/Aimee, I'm silent in the background alot ( but often reaDING/researching)!!
February 9, 2016 8:20 pm

theBCnut on NutriSource Dog Food (Canned) I would wonder if she has some kind of food hypersensitivity. These have been linked to IBS, IBD, and hemorrhagic colitis.
February 9, 2016 7:37 pm

theBCnut on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) In the United States, the ingredient order does have meaning. Ingredients are listed in order by weight, from most to least. If you are educated on ingredient definitions, you can figure out a lot about the food by reading to ingredient list. As an example, chicken has all the natural water still in it, which is about 80%, so would be much further down the list if it were without water, but chicken meal has the water already removed before it is added, so there is a lot more chicken protein…
February 9, 2016 7:31 pm

Cheryl Sovern on Blue Buffalo Wilderness (Dry) Yes, I was a big supporter is Blue Buffalo, but went on PACER (online federal court docket which is open to the public for a fee) and read the report of the expert who ran tests on 5 Blue Buffalo dry foods. The expert indicated, among other things, that there was corn in the food. I switched to another brand now and am disgusted by this Blue Buffalo company.
February 9, 2016 7:25 pm

JeremyScott10 on Hill’s Science Diet Adult Light (Dry) Yes, mine get probiotics and enzymes in every meal. Both are good for joints, digestion, food sensitivities, healthy weight, immune function and much more. I use mostly pet supplements for correct dosage, and they're geared to a dog's biology and taste buds as well. Here's some good information about enzymes. http://products.mercola.com/healthypets/digestive-enzymes-for-pet/I rotate supplements for the same reasons I rotate dog…
February 9, 2016 6:23 pm

el doctor on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Hi ShawnaThanks for all that info ;)I believe that coconut oil is safe to use in dogs as long as the total fat ratios/balances are not messed up.On that note, what would you recommend as a safe dose of coconut all for ALL dogs?I also think that MCT formulas of about 99% capryllic acid would be worth a try in cases of dementia, based on current data.What would you recommend as a dose of this type of MCT oil for dogs with dementia?And lastly, would would your personal protocol be for…
February 9, 2016 5:52 pm

Bill Pickersgill on The Shocking Truth About Commercial Dog Food Don't understand what they are. But I hope you like today's bible verse Rom 12 : 9 [ Niv] bible .
February 9, 2016 4:49 pm

Packmomof4 on Taste of the Wild (Dry) My two small breed dogs loved the new venison & carbanzo bean flavor of kibble. At first I was afraid to use this brand of food bc diamond owns it but I have not had any issues with it at all. Iv tried a few brands to. I use to use Merrick but it now does not agree with my dogs and new ownership of the company so maybe food changes. Sad bc it was a great brand in my opinion.
February 9, 2016 4:17 pm

Pitlove on Hill’s Science Diet Adult Light (Dry) Hi Laura-Consumer reviews and reports are not a good way to pick a food for your dog. It will give you a headache reading the back and forth comments. Some positive, some negative. Mostly because most pet parents don't understand that what didn't work for their dog might be a good fit for someone elses (and also vice versa). Instead they come on here and slander the food because of an incident with their dog. This happens not only with the lower rated foods, but with the 5 star foods as well.…
February 9, 2016 4:11 pm

Packmomof4 on Wellness Complete Health (Dry) I am giving wellness toy breed complete healthy Adult deboned chicken, brown rice and pea flavor a try. This my first try with this food. It's for my small 5lb chihuahua and my other 14lb mix breed girl. Can anyone let me know their experiences with the food. Also will it help with tear stains?
February 9, 2016 4:00 pm

Laura Vonella on Hill’s Science Diet Adult Light (Dry) Grain free might even help my corgi..she licks he feet a lot..in and out of the vet all the time for allergies...she on a new med for it..she has stopped licking but the med terrifies me since it hasn't been on the market long..but since moving to tx shes had nothing but allergy issues...now shes taken to butt licking along with the feet licking...which I think is odd because she just started that..but the vet said allergies :...I think I'll tey the wellness after reading all this about science…
February 9, 2016 3:36 pm

Laura Vonella on Hill’s Science Diet Adult Light (Dry) I do give him dasaquin every morning but I didn't think of fish oil and I have a lot of liquid capsules... How much do you think he should get..at the moment he at about 79 lbs :/ and should be I think at 69 where he was before he was fixed..my corgi mix too she 50. And I do have probiotics powder....should I give that to him everyday...thanks so much for the insight. After all the research I did..then I read all this...my heart dropped. I just want them healthy and I think I'm doing it wrong
February 9, 2016 3:32 pm

Gregg Bell on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) Happy that your employed in such a higher educated position. Which Walmart do you work at? Anytime i go to Walmart no-one is educated or knows anything about pet food . You should be working in a pet store with your education and knowledge. not Walmart lol
February 9, 2016 1:39 pm

Gregg Bell on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) Oh and people, just because a company lists chicken as its first ingredient is meaningless, they just changed the order on the label. I would like to find Purina bright mind in Canada but havent found it. Ide like to try that food on my older dog, does anyone know if its available in Canada and where?? Also I think Canada is stricter than the usa when it comes to pet foods. We have higher standards than they do.
February 9, 2016 1:37 pm

Gregg Bell on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) Ive been buying the maximum for years from Walmart. My dogs love it and their coats dont get pet dander like IAMS DOES!! My friends always buy the pet store or vet recom foods. They pay through the nose for it and their pets both cats and dogs are always at the vet sick. I have always used kibble for their morning feeding and I cook steak or chicken and they get small portions of my dinner excluding the desert.lol. my dogs are energetic and never sick. I will stick with the Old Roy Maximum. Oh…
February 9, 2016 1:32 pm

Shawna on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) "What I don't agree with, is when this study is used as "proof" that a different product, formulation, diet, etc, will provide the same results as this study, because again, it might work better, it might not work at all, or..."Okay, I got so caught up in this Pan discussion that I lost site of my original points.. Yes I did site the Pan study to show a benefit of MCT use with DOGS but directly followed that up with a study on coconut oil (which I didn’t note was from the…
February 9, 2016 1:21 pm

Sadie on NutriSource Dog Food (Canned) My mom's dog got sick on this. She had blood in her stool. Anyone else have this problem?
February 9, 2016 1:03 pm

Ciara Dyson on Orijen Dog Food (Dry) Hi, I have a 9 year old Old English Sheepdog, just diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy. I know the prognosis isn't great for her, and the vet recommended Hills Puppy food to try and keep her muscle mass up, but reading this I think Orijen Puppy would be better- any advice? Many thanks, Ciara
February 9, 2016 10:41 am

Crazy4cats on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Yay Denver is right! They had all us SeaHawk fans rooting for them for sure! Anyway, your question "but is this degree of concentration needed for all healthy pets?" is what I was wondering as well. Would it be good for all aging dogs or just ones with issues?
February 9, 2016 10:35 am

Crazy4cats on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Well, I appreciate you taking the time to educate us!
February 9, 2016 10:13 am

Crazy4cats on Diet Rotation for Dogs Hi Thea- I have the same issue. I have two 85 pound dogs. Those sample sizes are pretty useless to me also. My dogs pretty much like anything so that is not an issue, but whether or not it agrees with them is something else. Like Marie already stated, make sure you buy from a company that is willing to take the food back if it doesn't agree with your pup. I also feed Victor. Which recipe were you looking at that only comes in 40 pounds?
February 9, 2016 10:06 am

chris on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods Thank you Storms mom! I usually buy Nutram for my Giant Schnauzer and they now have a non-grain dog food. It was rated high too. The breeder was feeding Costco's brand to the pups. I am trying to get what is best for the little guy, named Bear. I will see from this list what my local pet store sells. She can bring in anything as well. Chris
February 9, 2016 9:16 am

el doctor on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Hi ShawnaWell, there is almost ALWAYS food left over, and I'm too well trained to try and feed it to them the next day!As far as I can tell, my overall philosophy of feeding and caring for dogs is pretty close to yours. We have far more in common than we have differences ;)
February 9, 2016 12:12 am

Shawna on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Beyond that though, the research is saying that decreasing carbs lowers brain insulin resistance. On a diet that induces insulin resistance the brain becomes "starved" because it can no longer use glucose and deteriorates faster. The ketones are then required for fuel. Not only is this diet gimmicky but it, based on the need to lower carbs, has a completely inappropriate macronutrient profile.The insulin resistance promotes amyloidosis which further damages the brain.
February 8, 2016 11:42 pm

Shawna on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) "Yes, the study IS the research that proved it."Sorry, I thought it was implied that I meant as compared to other blends of MCTs? Sometimes things sound right in my head but apparently don't come across in writing. Argh :)"You may be right, but without any supporting data, I wouldn't speculate on what the importance of the formula being 97% caprylic acid and 3% capric acid is."That's kind of my point, there is no supportive data but this whole conversation seems to be based around the…
February 8, 2016 11:30 pm

theBCnut on The Shocking Truth About Commercial Dog Food I know there are many people who only feed their dogs meat. That isn't what I said. I said I haven't heard them say that dogs can only eat meat. There is a difference between what people feed their dogs and what dogs can be fed, you know. As an example, my dog can eat chicken, grains, tomatoes, flax, alfalfa, and several other foods that I would NEVER feed him, because he has food sensitivities and those foods are not what is best for him. He can eat them, but I would never feed them to…
February 8, 2016 11:18 pm

el doctor on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Hi Shawna"What is the significance of the 3% capric acid in the research? I don't think there actually is some significant reason"You may be right, but without any supporting data, I wouldn't speculate on the significance of the formula being 97% caprylic acid and 3% capric acid."Is there any research showing improved cognition on the specific blend used in the paper?"Yes, the study IS the research that proved it."I don't know about Losul but I would absolutely NOT try to replicate…
February 8, 2016 10:24 pm

Beverly Perry on Beneful Dog Food (Summary) And a VERY high percentage of dogs die from cancer. My first dog developed liver cancer so I began educating myself on dog food and cancer. I thought I had been making good choices by feeding Little Cesars in the peel containers. I feel so guilty about that now even though it has been many years. I have been feeding quality food to my dogs now for 8 years. I will NEVER turn a blind eye again. That little dog had half of his liver removed. I began cooking for him and buying only food with quality…
February 8, 2016 10:23 pm

Beverly Perry on Beneful Dog Food (Summary) you are right! I change my dog's food every meal!
February 8, 2016 10:16 pm

Beverly Perry on Beneful Dog Food (Summary) Worst comment I have read. The very progressive vet practice I took my dogs too in Dallas have posters urging owners to give their dogs a variety of food. They say it is just as important in dogs as in humans. If humans ate Lucky Charms for years then you give them a salad...they would have digestive issues as well. I rotate my dogs food every single meal. Some people smoke and live to be 100 years old...that doesn't mean smoking is healthy. Studies have proven dogs live healthier and happier…
February 8, 2016 10:16 pm

Beverly Perry on Beneful Dog Food (Summary) some kids live on Fruit loops and are cute. This picture or the long life of one dogs is hardly scientific.
February 8, 2016 10:09 pm

Beverly Perry on Beneful Dog Food (Summary) Could be because the all three of those choices are also poor quality brands. If you don't have premium food locally you can order it online.
February 8, 2016 10:08 pm

JeremyScott10 on Hill’s Science Diet Adult Light (Dry) Adding healthy protein toppers to kibble will reduce the carbs while adding adding a variety of nutrients to maximize health and longevity. http://www.dogaware.com/diet/freshfoods.htmlAlso, adding enzymes, probiotics and a quality fish oil (Mercola's Krill or Nordic Naturals Pet) are about the healthiest additions to the diet. Probiotics and fish oil have been shown to help weight loss, and fish oil is also good for joints, heart and brain…
February 8, 2016 9:18 pm

Shawna on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) I was possibly incorrect in that the exact levels in the research paper could be achieved with supplementation. However the overall diet could greatly be improved upon which would include supplementation with over the counter products like coconut oil or quality MCT oils.
February 8, 2016 9:04 pm

Shawna on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) What is the significance of the 3% capric acid in the research? I don't think there actually is some significant reason. They have shown that a ketogenic diet (using all fats, not just MCTs) can improve dementia. So "ketones" are the winning factor not where they came from. Specific ketones don't seem to play a role (that I can find at least).The goal is to get amyloid b down, by lowering carbs (which this diet doesn't do) and ketones up.I read a research paper discussing the keto diet…
February 8, 2016 8:44 pm

el doctor on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Hi Losul, Welcome back!That was a well researched and thought out post, with a lot of interesting questions and observations, great job ;)I have a few questions for you, if you don't mind. You wrote;"on the other hand, if one wanted to replicate the MCT's (those that were used in the study), I think that can be done. I don't see anything unique about the study MCT's"Can you please link to the product you would use to "replicate" the 3% capric acid in the formulation, while keeping the…
February 8, 2016 8:19 pm

DogFoodie on Diamond Dog Food Recall – Many Pets Remain at Risk for Salmonella This article is dated July 15, 2012. There's not currently a recall.
February 8, 2016 8:01 pm

DogFoodie on The Shocking Truth About Commercial Dog Food My dogs favorite treat is a Halo or a Cutie.
February 8, 2016 7:58 pm

InkedMarie on Hill’s Science Diet Adult Light (Dry) Hi Laura, I suggest Annamaet Lean or Wellness Core reduced fat. I used the latter with great success but I prefer Annamaet as a company. Both are grain free (grains can be inflammatory & it may help the hips). I fed the amount of food for their ideal weight.Good luck!
February 8, 2016 7:52 pm

InkedMarie on Diet Rotation for Dogs Samples are mostly useless unless it's a teeny dog or you just want to see if a dog would eat it.I suggest buying Victor from Chewy dot com. They have a great return policy: you have a year but you don't have to return the product, they will refund your money.Do a gradual switch, a little at a time.
February 8, 2016 7:48 pm

Phil Miller on Diamond Dog Food Recall – Many Pets Remain at Risk for Salmonella this was posted 4 years ago is there still a problem now 2016
February 8, 2016 7:21 pm

el doctor on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Hi Dr MikeIn this review you wrote;"The ninth ingredient is medium-chain triglyceride (MCT), a fatty-acid supplement derived from palm kernel oil or coconut oil""The tenth ingredient is vegetable oil, a generic oil of unknown origin"I think that the ninth and tenth ingredients are actually one ingredient, "medium-chain triglyceride vegetable oil"This is how the ingredients are listed on the website for the all the "Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind Dry Dog Food" formulas.", medium-chain…
February 8, 2016 6:55 pm

Bill Pickersgill on The Shocking Truth About Commercial Dog Food What are you talking about, there are many sites were people say they only feed their dogs raw meat period . And dog food is junk especially" kibble" . Most dogs will turn their nose up at fruits and vegetables" all by themselves ", try giving a dog a carrot , or an apple , orange by itself they won't eat it , my dog would just play with it , again they don't need fruits and veg which are overwhelmingly Vit " C " and some" A".
February 8, 2016 6:24 pm

Laura Vonella on Hill’s Science Diet Adult Light (Dry) Anyone still on here? My baby dozer has been gaining weight since being fixed..I wish now I wouldn't had done it but I though it was best because of the risks of cancer and health...after reading these posts...omg..my vet said SD lite...now I'm reading these terrified.....were not rich...but I want my babies healthy..i have a pit bull mix and a Corgi mix I researched did all the math with the dry matter and percentages....now I dont know what to do or get. Their my everything. What are some good…
February 8, 2016 6:17 pm

Crazy4dogs on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Hi Shawna,I'm not saying that I don't think you could achieve a better diet for the long term life of the pet by feeding the natural foods that would help the whole pet, mind and body, throughout it's lifetime. I think in the particular instance of these posts regarding the cited study, it would not be easy to replicate the diet without using some form of manufactured MCT as opposed to a natural source.I did real A LOT of the Alzheimer's research, since I had a family member (unrelated, but…
February 8, 2016 6:08 pm

Thea tricks on Diet Rotation for Dogs So I requested some food samples from a few different companies because my dog has a sensitive stomach and i dont want to buy a big bag of something and it be a waste. all the samples are around 7 oz.-1 lb max.My question is, since you're supposed to switch foods gradually, how will I be able to really tell if a food is disaggreeing with my dog's stomach or not since I'd prob run out of the sample fairly quickly? Some of the brands I'm looking at might have 5 lb bags for sale but some like…
February 8, 2016 6:04 pm

Crazy4dogs on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Hi losul! Glad to see you back! :)I did notice some of the points you made in the study. I also became familiar, in my various research reading, with Bulletproof coffee and some of the other MCT's. I do think Purina Bright Mind is a bit gimmicky and it's more than likely using a manufactured MCT. Probably in the long run, if you fed your animals better, more natural foods and choose ones that do help prevent the effects of aging rather than highly processed chemically balanced foods, the aging…
February 8, 2016 5:42 pm

Linda G. on Dry Dog Food and the Myth of Cleaner Teeth The pH argument is only true if the kibble contains high amounts of grain which requires an alkaline environment to be digested while meat requires an acidic environment. If you feed a high-quality grain-free kibble based on meat protein and not plant protein, this is not an issue.
February 8, 2016 4:26 pm

Storm's Mom on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods Hi there, your pup is considered a large breed pup, and thus has special nutritional requirements. Below is a link to foods that are appropriate to the unique nutritional needs of large breed puppies. I would suggest taking it to your local store(s) to see what's available in your budget. I'm also in Canada, and ones like Fromm, Nature's Variety, Wellness Core, and Zignature should all be available to you. If they are not on the shelves, any pet store should be able to order any of them in…
February 8, 2016 3:09 pm

chris on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods I live in Ontario, Canada. I don't recognize any of the above brands. Do you have a similar one for Canadians? Thanks, this is very helpful. I just got a 10 week old German Shepherd.
February 8, 2016 2:18 pm

Rob Valincius on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods Hey Guys! I am getting a Brussels Griffon puppy next week (she will be a little over 8 weeks old). I am looking for suggestions on what brands would be best for her. She will be about 8-10 pounds and was the runt of her liter. Also, I am looking into treats and training treats to help teach her through positive reinforcement so any healthy suggestions for them would be great as well. So far, I am leaning towards Zuke's for the training treats as they are small, made in the USA and seem to be…
February 8, 2016 12:34 pm

Marc Micciulla on Sojos Complete (Freeze-Dried) I heard that some of Sojo food is coming from China. Is that correct? I recently switched my dog to Sojo about a month ago. It looks great, sounds great, but I've had issues. It smells when the bag is opened. Not like typical kibble but different. The vegetables and fruits are chopped, not chelated. My dog went from pooping 2-3 times a day with solid poops to 4-6 times a day, semi solid poop, with chopped vegetables and fruits in it. It smells just as bad or worse. The amount of poop at…
February 8, 2016 11:47 am

Crazy4dogs on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Hi el d,No, I don't cook the chicken to the rendering point, just so it's easy to pull off the bone. It's still flavorful, very juicy and tender. I've tried it often. ;) You would have to pressure cook the bones to get them soft enough to be eaten cooked. We should start a discussion on recipes, etc. on the forum side, since this is about Bright Mind. I wish there was still an "Off Topic" area so posters could see the comments easier.
February 8, 2016 11:31 am

Shawna on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Sorry, afterthought....I read several places about the link between excess glutamate in the brain and inflammation, damage. This has been known for years. My guess would be that the corn gluten meal, animal by-product meal and animal digest are all sources of this freed amino acid that can build up in the system over time. Not only can it initiate damage but it certainly won't help much with an already injured brain.I started researching Saturday at midnight and found so many…
February 8, 2016 10:37 am

Shawna on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Hi my friend!!!I LOVE how your brain works!!! :)Yes, I am familiar with Bulletproof coffee and I did read an article from the originator --- it was a bounce off point for a LOT of deeper stuff I found. :) I've been drinking my own version of BPC for about six/seven months now (I think I've even mentioned it here in a discussion about fats with aimee?). I'm not particularly fond of the taste of coconut oil so my BPC version used about a tablespoon of Kerrygold grass fed butter, a few…
February 8, 2016 10:27 am

Jay Bee on Ol’ Roy Dog Food (Dry) I've been feeding my dogs ol'roy for over 20 years and they have all lived long lives. My present black lab and my jack russel are 12 yrs old and very active. My boxer puppy is 1 and a half yrs old and likes it fine.
February 8, 2016 9:11 am

losul on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Hey Shawna, really interesting stuff!!per the lauric acid C12, I've read both sides of this argument, it seems to depend on who's doing the talking, I guess. Here's Dave Asprey (biased) selling his purified C8 (brain octane), and C8/c10 blends XCT saying that lauric acid C12 has beneficial properties, but shouldn't even be classified as an MCT, as it acts much more like an LCT.https://www.bulletproofexec.com/what-is-mct-oil-vs-coconut-oil/I agree it seems like the ketone energy would be…
February 8, 2016 7:03 am

losul on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Hi Shawna. Yay Denver!!! Doritos had some winner commercials again, especially the dogs trying to sneak into the store to get some, LOL.First, just wanted to point out a few things I noticed. We can see what they used in the study diets and can see there are some differences between those and the production diet. Similar, but the majority of the the proteins in the study diet were composed of plant materials, rapeseed, maize (corn) and soy, and secondary animal proteins of chicken and casein…
February 8, 2016 5:31 am

el doctor on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Hi C4dAre the bones edible when you slow cook it in the crock pot?I've tried chicken wings which I thought would be pretty easy, but I never got the bones soft enough and I wondered how much I was denaturing all the protein in the chicken after so many hours of cooking.Can you please post your recipe for cooking the whole chicken in a crock pot? After you get some sleep of course ;)How much water, time, veggies, anything you think could be helpful!Thank you.
February 8, 2016 2:44 am

Shawna on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) I don't have a lot of time so hopefully I can get this all in and have it make sense.. :) This is going to be long as I think some background is in order.This food has 29% of calories from protein, 30% from fat and 42% from carbs.Granted this is not a controlled study "In a large Mayo Clinic study, self-reported diet was found to be significantly associated with the risk of seniors developing mild cognitive impairment or dementia over a four-year period.The study involved 1,230 older…
February 7, 2016 11:55 pm

catahoula59 on The Shocking Truth About Commercial Dog Food They also put the euthanized animals in landfills--I know this for a fact because I used to key in the tickets for all dumping into the landfill--
February 7, 2016 10:05 pm

Crazy4dogs on Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind (Dry) Hi el doctor, this is off topic, but in a post from several days ago, I believe, you mentioned you feed boneless chicken breasts. I'm curious, do you ever cook whole chickens? I often do crockpot cook whole chicken and slow cook them down until they literally fall apart. I do include all of the connective joints and ligaments in the meat for the dogs. As a side note, since I'm using organic vegetables with it, we have a delicious broth that I use to make soup or as a base for meals for the human…
February 7, 2016 9:47 pm

Shea on Halo Spot’s Stew Grain Free (Dry) Nevermind, I don't like that it has citric acid. Going to stick with Acana for awhile!
February 7, 2016 9:40 pm

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