Commercial dog food is bad and should only be fed sparingly.
It is much better to feed dogs human grade food. I feed my five dogs meat and vegetables every night and they are in fantastic health.
It’s not hard to do at all, and it’s less expensive than people think.
I have 4 bags of the 4 Health which is on the recall list, its going back this afternoon. I mix it with Royal Canin for my two German Shepherds. My female shepherd has a delicate digestive system and the combination is very satisfactory. I cut cost by mixing the less expensive with the more expensive. They have eaten about a third of a bag and they are fine as well as myself. Can’t wait to get rid of it and its a crime that this happens, usually by the time we get the word, its too late. Hopefully not this time.
I feed my critters people food, because they think they are people!
Serioiusly, thanks for the post. I read labels all the time, stay away from Sam’s pet food because it’s made in China. guess you can’t be too careful.
I put out some asparagus for my two dogs yesterday. One of them ate it, but the other one didn’t, the ingrate. - They count on their slice of baloney every night, cheese sometimes. Peanut butter and crackers, I feed for laughs when it sticks to the roofs of their mouths. They like it; but it does stick to the roofs of their mouths. They also like their Purina dry food and nibble on it as they like. The cat likes her tuna and sliced deli turkey breast; Nine Lives is the only one she can keep down (dry kind).
They are all “gold bricks”; attractive and valuable, but just lay there most of the time.
The only problem has been vets. We learned a long time ago to tell them that our dogs are fed a high-dollar dry food (I usually say Science Diet because that is the brand that the vet sells). Otherwise we get serious negative feedback. We actually had to get a new vet at one point because the old vet refused to render a diagnosis for a potentially serious issue on account of the dog being fed "table scraps" and refused to treat the dog further until we switched him to commercial dry food for ten days.
Also learned never to tell the vet that you buy pet meds online. I swear that if they could have called the cops on us they would have.
My dogs eat chicken, pork or beef. They don’t like dog food. One will eat it sometimes but usually not. I cook for them. Wish they would eat dog food, though. A lot less work and cost.