Discussing Questions And Answers About Dog Food Recall

Laura asks…

Dog food recall?

can someone please tell me all the brands of dog food that were recalled recently? or could someone give me a website to find it at….i’ve serched on yahoo and google but it doesnt come up with wat I want. thanks

Jimmy answers:

You could feed your dog dry or wet food but dry dog food is better because wet dog food sticks to the dogs teeth and there teeth turn yellow and they get tar on them but wat ever you do dont feed your dog purina,pedigree,eukanuba,science diet,beneful,iams,etc. Basically any comerical dog food. You could feed them innova,california natural,etc. Theres lots more comerical dog foods like the ones i listed above have corn in there dog food and corn makes dog lose hair and makes them itchy! Also the good dog foods like innova, california natural, etc. They dont put corn in the dog food also makes the dogs full and they have lots more protein……….the comerical dog foods just use corn for a filler just to fill the dog up it dosnt help the dog or anything………….also purina,pedigree,eukanuba,iams,etc. They put euthanised dogs and cats in there dog and cat food!!! I know its sad when i found out i switched to innova evo its a really good dog food!!!!! Any ways ………………………………………………………………………………………… To find more dog foods i consider you look up some sites but be careful some sites lie!!!!

P.s. What i saw is that alot of people have say try menufoods.com it might be good….

George asks…

Want to know about dog food recall.?

http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/petfood.html
This is the fda site on the recall. They tell all.

Jimmy answers:

Hi there… Save yourself the hassle of trying to keep up with a list that may or may not be complete. Avoid any food that has Wheat Gluten listed as an ingredient.

It’s time for pet owners to wake up and take responsibility for what they feed their animals and quit trusting what those great big money hungry companies tell you. Research for yourself, learn, read the ingredients and make an informed decision for the health and safety of your beloved pet.

With the recall, wheat gluten is the big suspect in cat food that everyone is trying to avoid, and it SHOULD be avoided. It should have been avoided all along. It’s nothing more than a cheap protein source used as a binding agent by pet food companies.

Corn should always be avoided as well. It’s a huge filler worth NOTHING. Corn as an ingredient in pet food is a joke. Ever seen a starving cat or dog chewing on a corn cob in a field? No, you haven’t.

As you search for your new pet food, be aware that there are three Categories of Pet Foods:

-”Grocery store” foods – (Generic Brands and cheap name brands) Those foods found in grocery stores and mass-market retailers are made with lower-quality, less-digestible, inexpensive ingredients and are therefore a cheaper alternative. While easy on the pocketbook, “grocery store” foods normally do not provide your cat with the healthiest, most nutrient-dense ingredients.

-Premium foods – (Iams/Eukanuba, Purina One, Hills Science Diet, Nutro and such) Foods often found in grocery stores, pet stores, and veterinarian offices that contain higher-grade ingredients, but still include many elements of “grocery store” food, such as artificial colors, artificial flavors, chemical preservatives, and “filler” ingredients such as corn and wheat products, by-products and even animal digest. Yuck! Premium foods are usually more expensive than “grocery store” foods because their ingredients are sometimes of a higher quality, and are therefore somewhat more beneficial and digestible. But don’t be fooled, some of those same so called Premium brands are sometimes worse than grocery store foods, but they charge prices like they are better. They aren’t!

-Healthy foods – (Wellness, Eagle Pack, Drs Foster and Smith) The newest addition to the pet food market – provide pets with the highest quality, healthiest, and most nutritious ingredients. They are typically available for purchase online or direct from the manufacturer. Some better retailers are starting to carry them now. Complete Petmart carries a few healthy brand foods. Foods in the Healthy class – contain nutrient-rich ingredients. Formulated to provide optimum health benefits for pets, these foods often use real meat as the primary protein source, carbohydrate-rich whole grains like brown rice and barley and whole, fresh fruits and vegetables. They should not contain artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors. They will almost always be fortified with additional vitamins and minerals, and will use the best natural sources for fatty acids to help build healthy skin and a beautiful coat. Because healthy foods use high quality ingredients, you should expect to pay a little more than you would for other types of pet food. Remember, though, with healthy foods you can feed less since healthy foods are more nutrient-dense than other types of food so it often evens out or cost’s les than feeding foods filled with cheap non-nutritional by-products fillers.

With all that information in mind, when you are choosing a new food, study the ingredients. All ingredients on pet food labels are listed by weight. Meaning whatever ingredients are listed first on the list, there is more in there. The first ingredients listed should be whole meat ingredients, protein sources, such as Chicken or Turkey. NOT just the word “meat”! Who the heck knows what that is? The word Chicken Meal is ok, but it should be a secondary ingredient, not first. Meal is the meat dehydrated and ground into a powder.

The ingredients also should NOT include any by-products or animal digest whatsoever. Those are disgusting left over animal parts that are scraped off the filthy floors of meat and poultry plants. They should just go into the trash but they put them into pet food instead. EW!!!!

Also make sure there are no artificial colors or flavors. And make sure there is no BHA and BHT used preservatives. These preservatives have been shown to cause cancer in both cats and dogs. Bad Bad stuff and it’s in almost every cat treat on the market. :(

So, in summery of the ingredients… if you see the words by-products, Animal Digest, the word “meat” alone, Corn, Corn Gluten, Wheat Gluten, or BHA or BHT… stop reading, put down that bag and move on to the next.

Be aware that when switching to a Healthy, Holistic or Organic food, you will pay for what you get. Good foods are not cheap. They are pricey and will cost you on a per bag basis much more. Just like steak costs more than hotdogs. But again, you will be feeding a better food and improving the over all health of your pet. Which in turn leads to less vet visits for illness now and more importantly later in life in their Geriatric years. You will also feed less of this food on a per animal basis because a smaller amount of food contains what your cat needs. Overall healthy foods are well worth it, if only for the piece of mind that the ingredients are safer.

What are some good foods I recommend? I feed my cats Drs. Foster and Smith Holistic Adult Lite Dry cat food along with a mix of Wellness Dry. I also feed Merrick Canned.

I purchase Drs. Foster and Smith online and have it automatically delivered to my door so I never run out and never have to go get it. It’s one of the best foods on the market and has no “fillers” in it. It is also very reasonably priced compared to other holistic foods. And when you’re feeding as many cats as I am, price is as important as ingredients. If you can’t afford it, you can’t feed it. So buy the highest quality you can and feel good that you are doing the absolute best you can for your pet.

If you want to buy in a store, Complete Petmart is a good store and carries quite a few natural, organic, and holistic blends. Also check with your local feed stores. Old Mother Hubbard Wellness Brand is a great holistic food I feed. As is Eagle Pack Dry Cat food. Merrick canned is also a great source of nutrition and they will be coming out with a dry line this summer. Some brands, not all, of Nutro cat food are semi-ok if you want to spend less money, however I personally would never chose their food for nutritional value.

I highly recommend people take the time to research for themselves, but the information I have given should get you off to a good start. Good luck choosing a new food for your cats!

Side note… Please don’t feed Iams / Eukanuba. It’s ALL fillers, byproducts, animal digest and CRAP. Read the ingredients! There is nothing good for your cat in that food. Not to mention they conduct the most appalling animal testing you have ever seen. Http://www.iamscruelty.com to see the terror they create.

Drs. F&S Food Link – http://www.drsfostersmith.com

Wellness Food Link – http://www.oldmotherhubbard.com

Eagle Pack Holistic Select – http://www.eaglepack.com

Merrick Foods: http://www.merrickpetcare.com/

****DO NOT FEED IAMS!**** http://www.iamscruelty.com

Michael asks…

Did You Purchase Recalled Dog Food?

I just bought a bag of Diamond Lamb and Rice and just saw on the 11:00 news it has been recalled because of salmonella. They said it is a danger to even touch it. I am now cooking for my dogs until I can return this food to the feed store. This is the second time Diamond Dog Food has had a recall. At least I hadn’t fed any to my dogs yet.
The last time it was recalled was 10 years ago. There are many kinds and brand of pet food that is being recalled on going, but some we don’t even find out about until there are a number of deaths.
No one reads more labels than I do and I always have fed my dogs food only made in USA as there are many dog treats and food which is made in China. Anything made in China that will be consumed is like a death sentence. I feed all my pets that are not on a prescription diet a good quality food free of corn, soy or other known allergen ingredients. Well known brands can be recalled as well as any food made and processed in the USA. I have prepared many meals myself as well, but it had become so costly that I went back to a food I had feed that my dogs have done well with. This particular bag I bought was not on the recall list, but I returned it anyway. I just wanted others to be aware that this is always a possibility when you have not prepared the well balanced meal for your dog. Please be sure if you prepare your dogs food that you never feed them onions, garlic, nuts, chocolate. Just making sure we keep our pets safe.
Maxi – I would like to say that onions, garlic, nuts & chocolate is REAL FOOD, but could kill your pet. There are many ingredients that people prepare for themselves that dogs should not have. Just because you are preparing a meal for your dog does not mean it is balanced to their needs and requirements. Or if you feed raw does not mean it doesn’t have bacteria or something that can make them sick. There are people out there that just feed their dogs the same thing they have prepared for themselves regardless of what it is and most people eat processed foods as well so it isn’t any better for your dog than it is for you.

Jimmy answers:

My dog has mainly food prepared by me, NO tins, and a little dry food, I’m thinking of eliminating that as well,but will need to get info on healthy food to prepare for dogs.

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