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Our dog Lilly died on 27 Nov 2017 after that dog food was recommended by our vet and we spent over $4,000 trying to keep her alive. We had introduced her to it slowly.
We only feed our dog, Oliver, home-cooked food now: Chicken, 1 egg white, 1/4 egg yolk, rice, pumpkin, bouillon, and 1/2 vitamin/day.
I cannot understand how dog food in a bag with 15-20% fat can stay or be healthy when in sits somewhere for mohs before one consumes it.
Sad for all dogs and their masters.
I do not know how they get away with this. Tells you how much these companies care about dogs… Did you see my suspicions about why this is happening.
I don’t think I can ever go back to store bought dog food.
Glad your dog is better.
It pains me to tears to hear these awful stories about poisonous dog foods.
My theories are:
1. Too much fat in the dog food
(From 16 to 32%…)
2. The awful preservatives they put in dog food to keep the fat [& everything else] from going bad
3. everything else they throw in there, unbeknownst to you and me.
We’ve kept our dog on the boneless/skinless chick, overcooked rice, pure pumpkin paste (Makes poop easier to kind: Orange… 🙂 , 1/2 multi vitamin/day (dog weighs 13lbs)
Thank you for caring about man’s best friend
I cook the skinless-boneless chicken thighs in plain water. I figured by adding the chicken cube I was adding flavor and salt, which a dog needs.
Should I just add table salt to the water when I cook the chicken?
Thank you for the guidance.
I put 1 cube in the water every time I cook the chicken for 8 days (4 cups of cooked chicken) AND use the liquid to [over]cook 2 cups of rice in 5-6 cups of water.
I want to put flavor and salt in the food otherwise it does not have any.
Great recipe. Thanks.
I put 1 cube in the water every time I cook the chicken for 8 days (4 cups of cooked chicken) AND use the liquid to cook the rice. 🙂
Thank you. Will check it out. 🙂
Great website on home food prep. Thanks.
We are doing something close. See my question today about multi-vitamins…
- This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by Boris-Frank N.
Yes we did. Always mixing it in slowly with the old food.
We’ll stick with chicken, pumpkin, and rice for another 2-3 weeks then will replace the rice slowly with something with a good formula like Canidae.
Is it store bought or by mail?
Thanks so much.
The Vet ER recommended the plain chicken. When we went back on Mon and told her we were putting him on this diet. She OKed it. Will add some lightly salted water from the bouillon to the meal. Oliver lovers it. Spunk and poo back to normal.
I guess don’t change things when they are going well.
The recommended calories for a 14 lbs dog is 25cal/lbs per day for total of 350 Cals.
We feed him: 50 cals of pumpkin pack, 160 cals of chicken, 121 cal of rice Total: 331 Cal/day.
He needs to lose another lbs…
Bought Rachel Ray Zero Grain dog food at the recommendation of our vet.
Our dog has had 2 episodes of bloody stool as well as vomit. Took it to the Vet emergency room on Monday as our regular vet was closed. It appears everything was normal after blood analysis except it was dehydrated.
The vet provided some subcutaneous fluid and an antibiotic: Metronidazole.
Oliver is 14.5 lbs.
We now feed him 4 meals/day a mixture of:
1/2 cup of boiled skinless chicken thigh (boiled with some chicken bouillon flavor)
1/2 cup of pure pumpkin puree
1/2 cup of rice
When can I go to a dog food diet other than Rachel Ray?