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Opinions on dog food quality September 17, 2006 4:34 PM

If you need some more info on which dog food to choose, here's a good place to start: http://www.dogfoodproject.com Here are my personal choices for good quality dog kibble: - Timberwolf Organics: http://www.timberwolforganics.com - Merrick: http://www.merrickpetcare.com - Nature's Variety: http://www.naturesvariety.com - Wellness: http://www.oldmotherhubbard.com - Innova: http://www.naturapet.com - Canidae: http://www.canidae.com The foods I would definately avoid: - Pedigree - Iams - Purina - Eukaneuba - Science Diet - Ol Roy Here are some non-kibble foods that I personally like: - Healthy Paws: http://www.tryhealthypaws.com - Urban Wolf: http://www.urbanwolf.cc  [ send green star]
 
:o) September 19, 2006 7:13 AM

I'm going to need to check in to some of those! *biggestgrin* Something else I've found that works wonders, is never to underestimate the power of raw veggies for dogs, they need them just as much as we do-and normally they love them. I might mention here though, to stay away from onions (it breaks down dogs' red blood cells), corn, and grapes (grapes can cause renal failure, seizures..all sorts of bad stuff!). I also give Jahmyn (my boy) a tablespoon of minced garlic and a little wheat germ in his food every other day. Garlic is a wonder food, for ourselves and dogs! It works wonders on their coats, keeps away infection, and speeds up the healing process, among a multitude of other things. The wheat germ is great for their hearts and coats as well!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Oh yeah... September 19, 2006 7:18 AM

Oh, sorry forgot...a good rule of thumb with dog foods (especially if you're not going organic) is to always read the ingredients. Stay away from meat by-products (which would be hearts, nails, eyes, etc-basically ALL the types of dog food at the grocery store contain this as the main ingredient), try to pick something where there is not some sort of a grain as the first ingredient, and especially where corn meal isn't one of the first ingredients, as many dogs develope allergies to it!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 September 19, 2006 1:35 PM

Thanks for the extra tips when looking for a good food Tara. It really makes a difference to the dog's overall health and wellbeing when they are eating a good high quality diet.  [ send green star]
 
 October 19, 2007 6:35 PM

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