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Ja Koe on Deli Fresh Slice and Serve (Rolled) Obviously, it's from a USDA "Inspected facility" and not "passed". I will have to pass on this food anyways because like another poster, I tasted it. It's very salty, like hot dogs! I think I'm going to have to start making my own food or go raw. I just can't deal with all these companies' claims and the whole complexity of it all. It would take less time to make my own food than to try and research the manufactured food. I assume this food is better than many out there, if it had lower…December 8, 2013 8:50 pm
Loco Cholo on Royal Canin Breed-Specific Adult (Dry) Do you really believe that Royal Canine is seriously caring what kind of breed you own? Advertising consists of one thing, emotional manipulation:)December 8, 2013 8:19 pm
Loco Cholo on Royal Canin Breed-Specific Adult (Dry) I agree RC is made weak and sold at an outstanding price! Some people feel better spending more and telling themselves it's a great product. I am happy I switched from RC to Blue Buffalo:)!December 8, 2013 8:16 pm
Shawna on Do They Really Use Dead Dogs and Cats to Make Pet Food? A "humane" society beating an old and blind dog with a stick before euthanizing? I believe in karma, I hope those people got what they deserved!! Thank YOU for trying to make their last moments better!!! December 8, 2013 8:06 pm
Christine Maentz on Do They Really Use Dead Dogs and Cats to Make Pet Food? Ironically, that was a city bylaw in case the owners had a change of mind... they were just never told they had that option.December 8, 2013 6:45 pm
Christine Maentz on Do They Really Use Dead Dogs and Cats to Make Pet Food? I stayed there for 3 months & had to leave.. my heart was breaking. Worst thing was that it was my job to pick those that had to go. I hated that. Vets or other employees showed no remorse. I took the job to try to make things better but I couldn't fight the system. It was all about money... The city paid the shelter "per body" and the rendering company also paid per body. They made more money putting animals down than with adoption fees. The worse was private people with low income who…December 8, 2013 6:40 pm
Shawna on Do They Really Use Dead Dogs and Cats to Make Pet Food? Surely that must be illegal to tell an owner one thing while doing another??December 8, 2013 6:39 pm
Shawna on Deli Fresh Slice and Serve (Rolled) Ask the manufacturers if their ingredients are from USDA Inspected AND PASSED sources.. They can't call their raw material human grade but they can tell you if it passed USDA inspection. I think the FDA is cracking down on companies that use the term human grade if the product isn't manufactured in a facility that produces human foods.. There are only two companies I am aware of that can legally say they use human grade ingredients.December 8, 2013 6:30 pm
butchroy on Do They Really Use Dead Dogs and Cats to Make Pet Food? That was my experience when I worked at Fort Wayne Animal control from 85 to 92. Our rendering plant was just down the road, we had to take the bodies there ourselves in a beat up old pick up. It was called Stadler's and went out of business in about 88 then Plymouth Fertilizer picked up our bodies until I left in 92. If you call Plymouth today they say they do not include the shelter animals bodies in the rendered stuff. They dispose of separately they say. Christine, were you mentally…December 8, 2013 6:21 pm
Betsy Greer on Do They Really Use Dead Dogs and Cats to Make Pet Food? How sad Christine. That must've been awful. : (December 8, 2013 5:39 pm
Christine Maentz on Do They Really Use Dead Dogs and Cats to Make Pet Food? In '99 I was working for a city animal shelter... we euthanized 50 to 80 cats per day & 20 to 40 dogs. The carcasses were picked up by a meat rendering company & we were strictly advised never to disclose that. Owners that brought their pets there to be euthanized cheaply, were told their pets were cremated. It was my understanding the the meat rendering company processed the carcasses & then resold to dog/cat food producers. Ironically the rendering company was about 1/2 mile…December 8, 2013 5:33 pm
mward1993 on Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets (Dry) Natural Balance does have a lamb and rice food, and a legume and duck food. both are potato and gluten free. If you do grain inclusive but gluten free then make sure you avoid wheat, rye, and barley. These are some of the less controversial grains that still contain gluten (although there is still a lot of controversy over wheat).December 8, 2013 5:08 pm
marlene m on Canyon Creek Ranch Dog Food (Dry) when my dog (beautiful sheltie) stopped eating about a year ago and became very finicky, i got so upset, after trying different dog foods. expensive, inexpensive, nothing worked...i started making table food recipes for her.
the problem with giving only human food is
you never know how much to feed.
and to get the right combination ratio for protein, fat, carbs, vitamins etc etc.
you do know what is in the food...better than a commercial packaged product, but you have to be pretty much a food…December 8, 2013 4:48 pm
Storm's Mom on Authority Dog Food (Dry) if you were feeding one of the chicken varieties of Authority, switching to Blue Buffalo won't help you much because basically all of their formula have chicken, except their really low quality ones. My guess is that, because you have been feeding the same food for a long time, your dogs have developed an intolerance to one of the ingredients..most likely chicken or grains (rice, etc). So, I would steer clear of chicken and grains.. perhaps try something like Nutrisource Grain Free or…December 8, 2013 4:46 pm
marlene m on Canyon Creek Ranch Dog Food (Dry) it was a decent food and im posting here in the past tense. call petco call petsmart, go to any of the online store links that canyon creek on their website say carry their product line, you will not find it with one exception. wag. com has one bag left. its mine! lol dont anyone buy this bag or my sheltie will be ever so upset .December 8, 2013 4:43 pm
marlene m on Canyon Creek Ranch Dog Food (Dry) my dog did well on it too silver, but i cant get it anymore . purina is not saying, canyon creek is not saying..petco pulled it and a sign in the aisle last week in central florida where i live. said no more food being manufactured, and available to retailers. how bizarree, they told me on the phone. it is indeed being made, and available. but the insanity now begins. no one and i do mean letters, phone calls, to no avail will tell me where i can buy it. they said they do not have that…December 8, 2013 4:41 pm
D John on Authority Dog Food (Dry) I have had my two dogs on the authority for years and have had good luck. The past 2 months, they have both been scratching and I am not finding any fleas. I'm going to change the food for a few months to Blue which they always have done well on but I don't regularly use due to the high cost. I did read one comment from Sam, and he stated he had some problems. Have they changed the formulation or the producer of the food. Just wondering if anyone has noticed any differences in their dogs…December 8, 2013 4:40 pm
marlene m on Canyon Creek Ranch Dog Food (Dry) yes. their dog food treats, the key operative word however, they are using, is they were voluntarilly pulled. the new york state dept of agriculture..found antibiotic in the beef jerky and chicken tenders i believe. insofar as their other product line i am not aware of any issues. but i cant seem to get it now online or offline.and they keep insisting that they are making it..but have no idea where i can purchase it. a bit of a comedy isnt that? they dont know haha..how totally bizarre purina…December 8, 2013 4:38 pm
marlene m on Canyon Creek Ranch Dog Food (Dry) My sheltie loved this food. How good it was I have no idea. We were buying here for about 8 months canyon creek ranch dry kibble chicken and rice, healthy bowels.lots of energy and she is a fussy fussy eater, and a nitemare before she went on this food,I AM NOT ADVERTISING THIS FOOD. in fact im very upset with purina and the canyon crest people! after 5 phone calls and emails ...no one will give me any information regarding their product line, canyon creek ranch dog food. Petco pulled this from…December 8, 2013 4:34 pm
melissashaw on Suggested Weight Loss Dog Foods Thank you!December 8, 2013 4:10 pm
aimee on Deli Fresh Slice and Serve (Rolled) Hi Ja Koe,
I see this differently. The term "human grade" isn't defined. In my opinion it is a misleading term used solely for marketing purposes.
The term implies "fit for human consumption" yet I believe legally that once an "edible" product leaves USDA control it can't be considered "edible". Since pet food production in the vast majority of cases isn't under USDA control all pet food ingredients are "inedible" and not fit for human consumption. All companies (unless one of the few…December 8, 2013 3:59 pm
Kaitlin Justin on Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets (Dry) I have never tried feeding her grains so I am not sure. I'm looking at gluten-free chicken and rice foods at the moment to see what we can do. She has never had good stool quality on the grain-free foods I've tried, and is a picky eater on top of that.December 8, 2013 3:37 pm
Dana Fedman, CPDT-KA on Suggested Weight Loss Dog Foods I would call the food company and ask how much he should be getting. It won't be very much, I'm sure. There's not really a reason to switch unless he's having digestive problems or symptoms of allergies.
Here are their feeding guidelines: http://www.stellaandchewys.com/images/dog_feeding_guidelines.pdf
For treats, you can use frozen green beans, a little bit of carrot, diced cooked chicken breast. If he's not sensitive to grain, just plain Cheerios are a fave. Also, Dr. Becker's Bites can be…December 8, 2013 2:58 pm
Pattyvaughn on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods Frenchies are known to produce gas, so I might want to add a digestive enzyme to any food I fed a Frenchie, but Brother's should be an excellent kibble for you and it is also very small.December 8, 2013 2:34 pm
Pattyvaughn on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods I use Brother's Complete. It has really helped my dog that has IBS and food intolerance issues. He has not had an episode of IBS since I switched him. My vet was certain that he was headed for full blown IBD since he started having problems so young. I consider Brother's to be a life saver.December 8, 2013 2:30 pm
Storm's Mom on Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets (Dry) Take a look at Nutrisource. I'm particularly fond of the grain-free Lamb Meal formula, but none of the formulae (grain-free or grain-inclusive) have any of the ingredients you are trying to avoid. For another LID one, you could try Nature's Variety Instinct LID. Hope that helps! December 8, 2013 2:06 pm
Storm's Mom on NutriSource Grain Free (Dry) Glad Milo's doing so well on Nutrisource! The only thing that concerns me about what you wrote is that you're wetting it.. When you try the Lamb, please don't add water to it because it has citric acid. Citric acid can be a precursor to bloat, and while more of a concern with larger breeds and ones predisposed to bloat, I still wouldn't wet a kibble with citric acid just incase. The Chicken formula doesn't list citric acid (just mixed tocopherols), so you should be fine to wet it..but I would…December 8, 2013 2:01 pm
Crazy4cats on Off Topic Discussions Love it!December 8, 2013 1:56 pm
Crazy4cats on Off Topic Discussions Oops!, replied to the wrong post.December 8, 2013 1:55 pm
Crazy4cats on Off Topic Discussions Exactly, Labs, that says it all, doesn't it?December 8, 2013 1:34 pm
Dr J on Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets (Dry) It is not an allergy, it is an intolerance to a diet high in grains because dogs are not farmers that go out pick the grain and the process it. hope you know where the raw chicken comes from and you wash your hands well, since a salmonella infection is not something one needs to experience.December 8, 2013 1:26 pm
LabsRawesome on Off Topic Discussions https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=257293447758414&set=a.140409309446829.34241.137887836365643&type=1&theaterDecember 8, 2013 1:15 pm
eleonora on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods How is Brothers Complete for French Bulldog puppy?December 8, 2013 12:53 pm
eleonora on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods Has anyone tried Brothers Complete?December 8, 2013 12:35 pm
eleonora on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods Thank you so much for your information, much help!December 8, 2013 12:25 pm
smithac3 on NutriSource Grain Free (Dry) Okay. I know I said I'd wait a month, but 18 days is close enough. Once Milo was eating this I cut the cottage cheese out and just started wetting it with warm water. He eats it 3 times a day no issues. I just make sure never to give table scraps to him. I do give him healthy doggy bones after he's eaten his food though. He's doing great on this. It's a great price at the local pet store. $13 for 5lb bag. They also carry a grain free lamb, after my second bag I will rotate it since I obtained a…December 8, 2013 12:05 pm
mward1993 on Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets (Dry) So your dog can have grains? There are a ton of "chicken and rice" foods out there with no beef, potatoes, or soy.December 8, 2013 11:42 am
Kaitlin Justin on Earthborn Holistic Grain Free (Dry) This food seems to be really high quality and economical for what you're getting. My dog was on Coastal Catch for a few bags until she started showing signs of allergies (not the food's fault- a dog can develop an allergy to any ingredient over time). Her coat was noticeably softer and shinier, her energy was very good, and she actually enjoyed eating the food, which is rare for her. I am going to see if one of the potato-free formulas might work better for her.
Their customer service team is…December 8, 2013 11:41 am
Kaitlin Justin on Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets (Dry) I got this food when my dog started presenting signs of food allergies. Boy what a waste. It didn't help her itchiness at all, she hated the taste, and it is so high in carbs they should call it potato-pellets for dogs. It has also been shown NOT to be an appropriate food for elimination diets. In 2010, a study on OTC hypoallergenic diets demonstrated that most were contaminated with beef and SOY. Natural Balance LID Venison was one of the foods that tested positive for these ingredients.…December 8, 2013 11:35 am
Carol on Darwin’s Natural Selections (Raw Frozen) I let it thaw in the fridge but warm it up in the microwave for them to eat. Mine eat 1.5 lbs, twice per day...so a zap it for 1 minute, stir then zap again for another 30 sec to a minute. Makes it nice and warm for them. I know, I'm a little off my rocker but I like the thought of a warm meal before they go off to daycare where they're outside a lot of the day.December 8, 2013 9:52 am
Crazy4cats on Del Monte Foods Buys Natural Balance Pet Foods Yes, with so many dogs and cats in shelters, rescue groups, and abusive homes and mills that would probably love to be in our homes eating kibble and cheap canned food, I think they are going to be just fine. A loving home with a warm roof over their heads is worth a lot! And boy is it cold here right now! Brrrrrrr.....December 8, 2013 9:23 am
Pattyvaughn on Purina Pro Plan Sport (Dry) Rotating foods helps to keep the gut healthy. I really like NutriSource, Earthborn, and Nature's Variety Prarie. But if I were you, I would print up the 3 and 4 star lists and take them with you to the stores that sell dog food around you and see what is available for what price. Then come back and check the reviews, some will be real hidden gems others are just trash. A lot of people here like Eagle and Pro Pac and they are a good price for the quality, too. Have fun looking and good luck.December 8, 2013 9:10 am
InkedMarie on Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Diets (Raw Frozen) Please don't, that is a horrible food. Try the Nutri Source that Patty suggested.December 8, 2013 9:05 am
Pattyvaughn on Del Monte Foods Buys Natural Balance Pet Foods Two of mine do great on the good stuff and two don't. Don't ever feel bad for doing your best to meet the actual needs of the cat. Sometimes their needs aren't what you would wish, but kibble eaters need kibble. My two kibble eater do best on Purina or 4Health Indoor Cat Food and that really makes me choke. I mix it half and half with a better kibble, but they really need that indoor cat fiber.December 8, 2013 9:00 am
ABoston on Purina Pro Plan Sport (Dry) Hi Patty,
Thank you for your response. So do you recommend then that I rotate food brands? Also, what brands would you recommend for a case like this?December 8, 2013 8:59 am
sandman404 on 4Health Dog Food (Dry) We have been feeding 4H salmon and potato here for over 6 months and have not had any issues. We have 2 boxers who have done great on this food and they value at 35lbs at TSC can't be beat, they both seem to do best on a fish based kibble. They have also been on TOTW, Earthborn Holistic (which is a very good food, but pricey). I tried the grain free lines of 4H but that didn't work, the fish kibble smelled nasty as compared to others I've used, they Turkey has a chicken product in it which my…December 8, 2013 8:43 am
Crazy4cats on Del Monte Foods Buys Natural Balance Pet Foods That's funny! I feel your pain. LOL! I used to feel bad about feeding the cheaper stuff also, but after finding the uneaten Merrick or Blue Wilderness in their dishes, I don't anymore. What a waste! I have moved up to feeding them Authority, Nutro Max, and Chicken Soup canned along with their Friskies now. As I told Patty earlier, these cats are very lucky to be taken in and probably wouldn't be alive if we didn't. Sounds like they are very well loved and well taken care of to me. Good luck!December 8, 2013 8:22 am
Pattyvaughn on Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Diets (Raw Frozen) This is a HUGE change in quality from Purina. It's like going from prison camp food to gourmet restaurant. A change like that can cause all kinds of digestive issues. To top that off, since you have a large breed puppy, he has his own set of issues you have to think about when feeding him. Large breed dogs need to be on controlled calcium until they are done growing so their joints develop correctly. Over on the forums, Hound Dog Mom started a thread to discuss the issues that large and…December 8, 2013 8:21 am
molliesmom on Pure Balance Dog Food (Dry) Yes, I have a Maltese (5 lbs) and she eats it without a problem.December 8, 2013 7:49 am
Lydia on Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Diets (Raw Frozen) I'm wondering if I should just put him back on purines puppy chow. He wasn't having problems then.December 8, 2013 5:55 am
Lydia on Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Diets (Raw Frozen) Hey. I have a four month old golden retriever male. I wanted to feed my dog a high quality food and my vet recommended science diet. My dogs been on this for about two months and seems to have diarrhea all the time. I've been back and fourth to vet, given him medicine, but despite what my vet says I want to try switching foods. Someone told me about this. Just wanted your thoughts. Thanks so much!December 8, 2013 5:44 am
Ja Koe on Del Monte Foods Buys Natural Balance Pet Foods I hate to feed them the cheap stuff and hate to waste the good stuff. These are strays I took in, one (the kibble-lover) is somewhat feral. I really didn't want anymore cats, but now that i love them, I always want to get the best for them while I eat beans and rice. :-December 8, 2013 2:01 am
Shirley on Lassie Natural Way (Dry) I have been lookingffor an affordable natural dog food and finally found it in Lassie. I have 5 dogs, 2 pits, 1 jack Russell Fox Hound mix, and 2 daschound chihuahua mix. They all love it! The 2 cats I have love it also. My oldest dog has had skin problems and they seem to be getting better since I have been feeding the Lassie. It's only been 2 weeks. December 8, 2013 1:15 am
Guest on Orijen Dog Food (Dry) I had to lower the amount I was feeding my puppy as I had the same problem. Just lowered his total daily feeding from 1/3 cups to 1 cup total daily and his stool solidafied a couple days later. This food is so rich they need less.December 8, 2013 1:04 am
Animals you would never feed - Page 3 - sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum on Do They Really Use Dead Dogs and Cats to Make Pet Food? […] They're fed to other cats and dogs. They grind them up. It's absolutely true. Here's a link. Do They Really Use Euthanized Dogs and Cats to Make Pet Food? It's all over the […]December 8, 2013 12:25 am
Pattyvaughn on 4Health Dog Food (Dry) Yes, the grain inclusive is made by Diamond. And I feel the same way. The grain free is made by Ainsworth, BTW.December 7, 2013 10:18 pm
gmcbogger38 on 4Health Dog Food (Dry) Is the grain inclusive 4Health manufactured by Diamond? I was looking at feeding 4Health or Fromm Classic. I can get the 4Health for about $5 cheaper for 2 more pounds than Fromm Classic. I am not a fan of Diamond, though, so if the 4Health is connected with Diamond in any way I am hesitant to feed it. Is it ridiculous of me to think like that? Anybody think it would be ok to feed?December 7, 2013 10:04 pm
Pattyvaughn on Del Monte Foods Buys Natural Balance Pet Foods For the most part, you wouldn't know that they are feral, but if something frightens them there is no telling what they will do and they certainly wouldn't come when called.December 7, 2013 8:44 pm
Shawna on Del Monte Foods Buys Natural Balance Pet Foods Ja Koe,
Veterinary nutritionist Dr. Meg Smart talks about kibble and kidneys -- I linked to the article below in another conversation but thought you might be interested in her thoughts. She taught clinical nutrition for over 30 years.
"These dry diets upon entering the stomach must first rehydrate to be successfully digested thus water is drawn from the body putting a strain on the kidneys. For normal digestion too proceed the gastric pH must become acidic. Unfortunately, dry plant based…December 7, 2013 8:18 pm
Shawna on Del Monte Foods Buys Natural Balance Pet Foods The vaccine "combo" that had the kidney cells was the FVRCP. There's more info on it here http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/insight/2004/fall2004/cats.htm
Dr. Ronald Schultz talks about the 2 year non-aduvanted rabies vaccine in a four part video interview with Dr. Becker. Oops, I made a mistake though -- it is licensed for one year not two years.. They discuss it here http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/06/21/expert-proof-most-pets-are-vaccinated-way-too-often.aspxDecember 7, 2013 8:12 pm
Crazy4cats on Del Monte Foods Buys Natural Balance Pet Foods Well, in my opinion, (whatever that's worth), they are very lucky you took them in. They most likely would not still be alive if you didn't. I have a 15 year old feral cat. It took her 3 years to trust and come to me. Take care.December 7, 2013 8:05 pm
Pattyvaughn on Del Monte Foods Buys Natural Balance Pet Foods Actually, it's my 2 completely indoor cats that won't eat canned or raw. They are a couple of ferals that I adopted when they were kittens, but they never tamed completely, so I don't trust them to come back in in the evening. We have coyotes, foxes, and bobcats that will kill cats, so everybody has to come in before dark. My ferals were 11 before I learned about the importance of feeding cats wet foods, too old to want to change their ways.December 7, 2013 7:43 pm
Crazy4cats on Del Monte Foods Buys Natural Balance Pet Foods Darn cats! If I remember correctly, yours go outside, don't they? They probably get moisture from the real deal. Mice, birds and stuff. Mine don't go outside, so I feel more pressure to get them to eat some canned. Especially my two males. We have too many coyotes behind us. I've lost one cat to them and can't bear to lose another. I feel bad they can't hunt, but just too dangerous here for them. December 7, 2013 7:11 pm
The Honest Kitchen Review | Tales of Lucky the Yorkie on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) […] to my human, The Honest Kitchen is rated between 4* and 5* on DogFoodAdvisor depending on […]December 7, 2013 6:22 pm
Pattyvaughn on Del Monte Foods Buys Natural Balance Pet Foods I have 4 cats and 2 of them have accept canned food and now even let me know when it is time to eat. Two of them still won't even look at it and definitely won't eat it and I've been offering canned for a year now. Cats can be very peculiar. Knowing what I know now, I will always feed canned from the start with any future cats.December 7, 2013 5:25 pm
Crazy4cats on Del Monte Foods Buys Natural Balance Pet Foods Good idea. Just be persistent. I had a crunchy food addict too. I would just put down wet food first and then wait for about 15 minutes before putting down the dry. Also, you may want to start with the cheaper stuff first. Like, Friskies or Fancy Feast. They usually like it better. He eventually started eating it. I think he got tired of the other cats eating it if he didn't. Also, a little peer pressure works wonders! Lol! I also sprinkled tuna flakes on it for a while. Now he's the first one…December 7, 2013 5:14 pm
Ja Koe on Del Monte Foods Buys Natural Balance Pet Foods I have 2 cats now and give canned on weekends. One only likes the dry kibble. But I will try to switch to more canned food.December 7, 2013 3:49 pm
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SieYa on Natura Again Recalls Innova, EVO, California Natural and Others Look into Orijin, Acana foods.... Their practices are incredible!December 7, 2013 3:00 pm
Sie Ya on Natura Again Recalls Innova, EVO, California Natural and Others natura was purchased by P&G... it is no longer considered a premium food by pet food stores and the brands have been dropped by a lot of stores!December 7, 2013 2:57 pm
Mike Sagman on Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Grain-Free (Dry) Tanya,
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Tanya on Merrick Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) Tara, both companies like most dog foods, use 'vitamins made in USA'. That means that some of the vitamins, including vitamin-b, vitamin-c and taurin are originated in China. Fromm is the only company I know of that uses 100% China-free vitamins. I would contact the companies and aks them but if they tell you 'all of our vitamins are from USA' that means that some of them are still from China. These are not available in the USA because China used monopoly and dominates this market here. You want…December 7, 2013 1:27 pm
Tanya on Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Grain-Free (Dry) And I have to add: ALL of their vitamins are China free too! They all come from Europe and none of their ingredients are from China!!December 7, 2013 1:17 pm
Tanya on Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural (Dry) I had the same issues with Earthborn. My dogs would not eat it either. Try Fromm Surf n'turf, they also have their own factory and all of their meats are medication free. It is also better since Earthborn told me that some of their vitamins are from China (for instance Vitamin B). Fromm's vitamins are all from Europe, and NOTHING is from China. I find Fromm to be a higher grade than Earthborn. Fromm uses the highest quality.
Dogs like the taste of the grain free versions esp.December 7, 2013 1:15 pm
Tanya on Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Grain-Free (Dry) You get what you pay for. They do lots of quality control, use the highest quality of meals and all their meats are medication free. The ingredients are human grade and made in their own factory. There is no third party company involved. Using that kind of quality of ingredients is not cheap but it will pay off on the long run. I had nothing but quality issues with other foods, so this is the only kibble I am using. My dogs have perfect digestion. Often dogs get runny stools on foods because…December 7, 2013 1:09 pm
butchroy on Del Monte Foods Buys Natural Balance Pet Foods Shawna, what vaccine is that for, which one is the bad and which one is the good. Thanks.December 7, 2013 12:27 pm
Pattyvaughn on Wellness Complete Health (Dry) This sounds like something you should call Wellness about and ask for answers.December 7, 2013 12:24 pm
Pattyvaughn on Chef Michael’s Dog Food (Dry) I wonder if all the vitamins and minerals are evenly dispersed throughout the food or if your dogs strong preferences make it a very unbalanced diet.December 7, 2013 12:22 pm
Pattyvaughn on Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural (Dry) I've fed the Great Plains Feast with no issues. The stools are dark, but that is normal for a high protein food. My dog's stool didn't appear greenish though, that may be a matter of how your dogs handle peas and/or spinach. I have noticed that when I make homemade with spinach being their primary green that they do get a dark greenish stool for the first few feedings of that batch.December 7, 2013 12:18 pm
Shawna on Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural (Dry) Three of my crew eat this in their rotation and never have any type of stool issue on it.. December 7, 2013 11:43 am
tonia on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) Got it. The ingredients looked so good didn't get 4 stars. I haven't been able to make sense of protein counts yet. Been focused on ingredients and kal. It's mind boggling wish I had found this site years ago (:December 7, 2013 11:40 am
tonia on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) Ah I didn't think of that, makes sense. Be nice if they'd say comparable to X cans for the ding songs like me.. guess if they love it that would just be an add it treat.December 7, 2013 11:30 am
Szqdavis on Wellness Complete Health (Dry) I did notice it!! And my miniature dachshund has had gas/tummy issues on it. I just bought a new bag and it's light colored again! Curious to see if tummy corrects!??? I searched to see if anyone commented on this and found your post! I did save some of old food and new to compare color. Definitely different?!December 7, 2013 11:26 am
DZ on Chef Michael’s Dog Food (Dry) My little Bichpoo is a very picky eater. The only food he likes is the bigger meaty chunks in Chef Michael's Sirloin Beef dry food. But that's it. He'll pick out all the other little bits and spit them out all over the place making a huge mess then bangs his bowls around until we give him more the meaty chunks. We end up throwing most of the food away which is a waste. If we could buy a bag of just the meaty chunks we'd all be happy.December 7, 2013 11:14 am
Jeff_in_Atlanta on Pure Balance Dog Food (Dry) I just started using the Lamb and Brown Rice with our two senior greyhounds and they seem to really like it; empty the bowl as soon as I put it down. Their stool is well-formed and doesn't appear to contain food colorings or dyes. I mix 2 cups with about 1/2 cup of water and a spoonful of canned food for each dog twice a day.December 7, 2013 11:14 am
Jeff_in_Atlanta on Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural (Dry) I tried Earthborn Holistic Dry with my two greyhounds, but they didn't seem to like it plus it created very nasty black/green stool. It appears to contain some sort of food coloring or dye.December 7, 2013 11:06 am
InkedMarie on Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets (Dry) First, we're free to talk a bit off topic here, unless we break the rules. Second, Ive been feeding NB LID sweet potato & fish for two weeks to a dog with ear infections, at the advice of my holistic vet. I don't particularly like the food, too low in protein & I want meat to be first, not sweet potato but at this point, it's what works for my dog. So far, it isDecember 7, 2013 11:04 am
Pattyvaughn on Purina Pro Plan Sport (Dry) I personally don't like it, but the important thing is how your dog does on it, not whether or not I like it. No, there is nothing wrong with feeding this food, but I would suggest to you that it be part of a rotational feeding program instead of a sole diet. Any food, whether 5 star or 2, fed as a sole diet, runs the risk of limiting the different strains of probiotics that can survive in the gut. Plus, if there is something wrong with this food, your dog won't be eating it day in and day…December 7, 2013 10:59 am
Shawna on Del Monte Foods Buys Natural Balance Pet Foods My dog has had kidney disease since birth so diet was definitely not the cause but the infrequent times I do give her kibble more than a couple days in a row she gets sick.
One of the common cat vaccines is suspected of causing feline kd as well. Cat kidney cells are used as an adjuvant in the vacc and they suspect it causes an immune reaction affecting the vaccinated cats kidneys. In dogs rabies vacc is also a suspected cause. The feline non-adjuvanted two year vacc is supposed to be a…December 7, 2013 10:51 am
ABoston on Purina Pro Plan Sport (Dry) My 3 year old Shiba Inu is extremely active and has had trouble keeping weight on. I have tried brands such as Merrick, Blue, Diamond, Fromm, Lotus and others. I finally gave up and decided to try "Bellow average dog foods" such as Pro Plan. Ever since I made the switch he has gained and kept his proper body weight and his coat is no longer dull. Overall he looks 10 times more healthy than before.
My questions to some of you folks is why is he doing better on a less quality food and is there…December 7, 2013 10:42 am
Tara C on Merrick Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) Just wondering if anyone knows how Merrick food compares to Nature's Logic. I see supplements in Merrick's list of ingredients, but it appears they don't use any sources from China. Can anyone verify that? That was my reason for wanting to feed NL, but it is impossible to get where I live unless I order over the internet. However, Merrick is readily available. Right now I'm feeding the Merrick Duck and Sweet Potato and my dogs seem to love it and their poos seem to be good. I just don't…December 7, 2013 10:40 am
Tiffani Hallan on Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Grain-Free (Dry) Feeding this currently in my rotation. Everything looks good, but I add in things like yogurt and The Honest Kitchen (as a topper). I really like Fromm. Wish it weren't so expensive, though.December 7, 2013 10:18 am
Tiffani Hallan on Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Grain-Free (Dry) Try a digestive enzyme. I get a powdered one that I sprinkle over the food and it really helps.December 7, 2013 10:17 am
Pattyvaughn on Harvest Blend Dog Food (Dry) Their website looked like so far it is only available in Ontario.December 7, 2013 10:03 am
mward1993 on Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets (Dry) I feed NB LID Venison and Sweet Potato canned and dry. It is the only dry food my dog will consistently, happily eat. I add the canned food for extra protein.
I love it. A lot of people on this site have issues with NB, just like they do most foods that are not high protein (like 30% or more. Sometimes 30% isn't enough). However, it has worked just as well if not better than all the other foods I have tried, AND its not a struggle to get her to eat.December 7, 2013 9:53 am
Tina Desruisseaux on Harvest Blend Dog Food (Dry) Where can I purchase the harvest blend chicken formula? I have one fussy labmix rescue dog so I am going to try this dog food hoping she likes it. Gracie hates Blue Buffalo so I have to keep her on the puppy food she likes until she takes to an adult brand that is super great for her. I am open to suggestions. Thank You!December 7, 2013 9:43 am
Krista Bingham Pitts on Pure Balance Grain Free (Dry) Thanks so much for the advice...
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InkedMarie on Honest Kitchen Dog Food (Dehydrated) Its a 4 star rated food here, which I don't really agree with, only because the protein is so low (21%). I prefer grain free myself but don't feed the Force, grain free but too low in protein for my liking (24%). My go to is Embark.December 7, 2013 8:20 am
InkedMarie on Suggested Weight Loss Dog Foods I don't think you understand. I'm not saying *you* since I don't know you but people can make their dogs picky. When you give a dog food, he apparently doesn't like it and you pick it back up and try something new, that can make a picky dog.
Any dog I've ever had that may have been picky learned early on that's not allowed. They're dogs, not people. I put my dogs food down for 15min, whatever was not eaten was saved til the next meal and they got nothing in between meals. They learned that…December 7, 2013 8:05 am
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