Discussing Questions And Answers About Dog Food With Turkey

Nancy asks…

miniature schnauzer dog food?

I have been feeding my 8 month old miniature schnauzer science diet for 2 months so far but it seems that this food is making her do poop about 7-8 times a day, sometimes she goes at 3 or 4 am and its always large amounts, plz suggest another brand of dog food that she could eat or is this normal, its been making it harder to housebreak her

Jimmy answers:

Iams, Science diet, Purina and Pedigree, O’l Roy, Dog chow, Royal canin, Goodlife are ALL HORRIBLE DOG FOODS!

They contain corn wheat and soy products which arent essential to your dogs health, they also contain a hramful toxin called ethoxyquin which over time can make your dog more prone to Cancers, arthritis, tumors and heredity and congenital defects in your dogs background.
Type in, “Ethoxyquin in dog foods” into google and it’ll give you all you need to know, the FDA has done vigerouse research and have even proven that some vets arent very educated in dog foods and some are even sponsored to advertise the foods.

I feed my dog Canidae but other good brands are
Blue buffalo
Chick soup for the dog lovers soul
Eagle pack (only if holistic)
Evo
Innova
Nutrisource
etc.

But these brands can’t be found in any Wal*mart or taget, shopco etc or even some dog stores. You can find them in local farm stores.

Things to look out for on brands of dog foods (look in the ingredients, the packaging is all lies)
The first ingredient should be a meat meal NOT meat by-product but actual Turkey, chicken or lamb meat, the food should contain NO trace of soy, wheat or corn products, Garlic powder is also very harmful!
Corn soy and wheat are all fillers which makes your dog poop more, they arent getting the right amount of nutrients so there for they eat more and their body poops it all out instead of using it because it is worthless. These foods also make your dog shed alot more because it’s not delivering the right nutrients to the skin, coat and teeth, which makes your dog’s coat flaky and dry, shedding a ton when out of season, it makes your dog more prone to gum disease, bad breath, plaque and tarter arent being rid of and can build up, clouded eyes, less energy, more prone to obesity because they eat more and the food is junk.

Please do the right thing, I did vigerouse research because my dachshund was becomeing ill, i found out the food we had been feeding him was junk and switched him right away, his breath has improved rapidly, his teeth went back to pearly white like when he was a puppy, he slimmed down and could get around better,
pooped only once or twice a day, shed ATON less, paw pads become moist and no longer cracked, his energy was improved, his eyes became clear and happy, etc!
He is now 9 without a single grey hair on him!

Now i’m feeding my mini aussie and my dachshund Canidae also and they have excelled with it, not to mention the softer and shinier coat. I hate when people go, ” I switched my dog to purina and her coat could never be shinier!” well truth is if i put my dog next to a purina fed dog you would see the difference, and it’s a big one!

Thanks for looking for the best choice for your pup, I can tell you love them if you are concerned on what your feeding them, they are part of our families and they deserve the best; to live a happy and healthy life!

Thank you, we are all proud!

Carol asks…

GOOD Dog Foods?

I have a 5 lb chorkie that I feed Iams mini chunks (just recently heard Iams isnt good?) I feed My 70lb Doberman Purina. What are the Good foods if these arent? Give me a list?

Jimmy answers:

Read the ingredients on the food you buy. Go with a high quality dog food. A grain should not be in the first couple ingredients ingredient (corn and such are mainly fillers, dogs don’t digest it well). Avoid foods that have a lot of “by products” listed.

Here is an article about byproducts: http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=ingrd

Beware “premium” foods. “Premium” does not mean good nutritionally, and is not a nutritionally high quality food. It has the same types of ingredients as grocery store foods, just a bit better quality of those not-so-good ingredients. Premium foods are those like Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, etc..

Here are some good foods (these are just a few, there are definitely more brands out there that are quality dog food, but it will give you an idea of the ingredients to look for):

Chicken Soup Brand – http://www.chickensoupforthepetloverssoul.com/
Merrick – http://www.merrickpetcare.com/
Innova – http://www.naturapet.com/brands/innova.asp

Or check this website to find GOOD dog foods, not full of fillers and byproducts, they rate dog foods based on the ingredients, 6 being the best. I would recommend feeding only 4+ star foods. Any food 3 stars or less, I would avoid.

Http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/index.php

Here’s an ingredient comparison of not-so-good food (in this case, Pedigree), to good food (in this case, Chicken Soup brand):

Pedigree:
Ground Whole Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Animal Fat (preserved with BHA/BHT), Meat and Bone Meal, Natural Poultry Flavor, Wheat Mill Run, Potassium Chloride, Wheat Flour, Salt, Carmel Color, Vegetable Oil (Source of Linoleic Acid), Vitamins (Choline Chloride, dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate [Source of Vitamin E], L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate [Source of Vitamin C*], Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Biotin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement [Vitamin B2], Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide), Added FD&C and Lake Colors (Yellow 6, Blue 2, Red 40, Yellow 5).

Chicken Soup Brand:
Chicken, turkey, chicken meal, ocean fish meal, cracked pearled barley, whole grain brown rice, oatmeal, millet, white rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), potatoes, egg product, tomato pomace, duck, salmon, flaxseed, natural chicken flavor, choline chloride, dried chicory root, kelp, carrots, peas, apples, tomatoes, blueberries, spinach, dried skim milk, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake, yucca schidigera extract, L-carnitine, Enterococcus faecieum, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Saccharomyces cerevesiae fermentation solubles, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

Notice how the better food has more meats, less grain, and no by-products than the other brand? That’s where to start looking for what food is higher quality. Also be aware, just because it’s expensive doesn’t mean it’s a good food.

Another thing to be wary of: A lot of vets will recommend what they sell in their office. They get profit from the brands they keep on their shelves, that’s why they push it. Truth is, vet schools don’t focus a lot on nutrition. It’s not saying that a vet is a bad vet because he recommends those foods, a lot of vets just are told “this is good food”, so they pass the message along without proper nutrition knowledge. Also, some dog food brands (like Hills) support vet schools, so vets have heard of it from the time they start college, which makes them think it’s good as well.

When switching foods, do it slowly. I do this over about a two week timespan:
25% food A, 75% food B
50% food A, 50% food B
75% food A, 25% food B
100% food A

Betty asks…

Orijen Dog Food Has Finally Hit The UK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

Okay im soo excited, i just want to know if anyone has tried it?? The puppy range has a massive 72% meat, the current food im on is Barking Heads: http://www.barkingheads.co.uk/for-dogs/

And here’s Orijen: http://www.orijenpetfoods.co.uk/acatalog/puppy_food.html

What do we think … good dog food???
Thanks
WOW this food so far looks amazing, i will be making the switch when poppy gets through her current back of kibble, i will have to trey and get a sample bag to see if she likes it:)
Urghhh why are people thumbing down great replies!!!!

Luli – I think it’s because it’s reletivly new to the UK, i may be wrong however certain products such as the puppy and adult fish seem to be in stock, or it may be in such demand they have run out, but they will re-stock, plus its not the only site you can buy it from. (zooplus sell it too)
Not sure about guidelines, my Poppy is different so i never use them anyway:)

Jimmy answers:

Orijen is a fantastic dog food.

Ingredients: Fresh deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, fresh deboned salmon (a natural source of DHA and EPA), herring meal, sweet potato, peas, fresh deboned lake whitefish, salmon meal, fresh deboned walleye, chicken liver, fresh deboned turkey, chicken fat (naturally preserved with vitamin E and citric acid), fresh whole eggs, fresh deboned herring, sun-cured alfalfa, salmon oil, chicory root, dehydrated organic kelp, pumpkin, carrots, spinach, turnip greens, apples, cranberries, saskatoon berries, black currants, choline chloride, psyllium, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, sea salt, vitamin supplements (vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, vitamin C, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12), mineral supplements (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium), dried Lactobacillus acidophilus product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.

It contains a wide range of probiotics, natural vitamins and minerals, and lots of protein. Potatoes are the main source of carbs, and are loaded with Vitamin B. It has whole eggs, which is always good to see in a dog food. Lots of different fish, like herring, adds variety. It is fantastic to see salmon oil, as it is a wonderful source of Omega-3. All fruits and veggies are in prime condition and wonderful for a dogs health, such as carrots, pumpkins, and apples. Dandelions are a FANTASTIC addition, as it helps prevent liver problems. Grainless, and this is great to see. Chicken Fat is the main source of fat, and it is decently down the list to prevent bloat, but keep a dog in tip top shape.

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