Discussing Questions And Answers About Dog Food With Turkey

Jenny asks…

Dog food poll…?

1) What food do you feed your dog?
2) How does your dog do on it?
3) Were you feeding this food since you got him? If not, then what food was he on before?
4) Do you think you’re feeding a high quality food?
5) Is the food expensive?
Jo d- No, don’t say that! This is only meant for fun, not for who gets the best answer and who doesn’t. I’m curious to see the diversity in what dog owners feed their dogs!
Lots of thumbs up and thumbs down in this question, the people that get a lot of thumbs up are feeding high quality foods and the people that are getting a lot of thumbs down are feeding a low quality food. =]
Jason L- ???
Bianca S- Actually, I have to be completely honest with you, Beneful isn’t any better than Ol’ Roy. Infact, it may be worse.
I thought it was really interesting and fun to hear what you guys fed! Thanks for sharing!

Jimmy answers:

First of all looking at all the previous answers. I can’t believe all the crappy food people actually feed their dogs. Are they just uneducated or they just don’t care about their dog’s well being.

1) What food do you feed your dog?
I switch off between Merrick, Wellness, Innova, California Natural, and Eagle Pack Holistic Select. Sometimes they get left overs added to their food. Steak, hambuger, turkey, chicken, rice, etc. I like to give them a variety so they don’t get bored eating the same food and they build up an immunity to different kinds of food so they are less likely to develop an allergy. I also like to switch so they get different levels of protein.

2) How does your dog do on it?
Very well. Can’t remember the last time any of my 6 dogs have had an upset stomach or vomited. I think i can recall maybe 2 or 3 times my dogs have vomited since the day i got them. My oldest one being 7 years and my youngest 4 months.

3) Were you feeding this food since you got him? If not, then what food was he on before?
Some of my dogs were being fed Eukanuba Low residue, one was being fed Royal Canin, and one ate Science diet prior to me adopting them them. When i got them i always switched to a higher quality food.

4) Do you think you’re feeding a high quality food?
Absolutely!

5) Is the food expensive?
Yes but my dog’s health and well being is priceless

David asks…

Dog food question?

What is a good dry dog food to feed my 4 Pit Bull Mixes
And are there any good inexpensive brands to feed them?

I go threw a lot of dog food with these big babies so any suggestions would be helpful!

Thanks!

Jimmy answers:

Tips for Choosing a Dog Food Brand

Have you ever wondered whether the food you’re giving your dog is actually healthy for him? Follow these simple steps to “grade” your dogs food and see its true quality.

Start with a grade of 100

1. For every listing of “by-product”, subtract 10 points.
2. For every non-specific animal source (meat, poultry, meal, or fat) reference, subtract 10 points.
3. If the food contains BHA, BHT, or ethoxyquin, subtract 10 points.
4. For every grain mill run or non-specific grain source, subtract 5 points.
5. If the same grain ingredient is used 2 or more times in the first five ingredients (i.e. Ground brown rice, brewers rice, rice flour are all the same grain), subtract 5 points.
6. If the protein sources are not meat meal and there are less than 2 meats in the top 3 ingredients, subtract 3 points.
7. If it contains any artificial colorants, subtract 3 points.
8. If it contains ground corn or whole grain corn, subtract 3 points.
9. If corn is listed in the top 5 ingredients, subtract 2 more points.
10. If the food contains any animal fat other than fish oil, subtract 2 points.
11. If lamb is the only animal protein source (unless your dog is allergic to other protein sources) subtract 2 points.
12. If it contains soy or soybeans, subtract 2 points.
13. If it contains wheat (unless you know that your dog is not allergic to wheat), subtract 2 points.
14. If it contains beef (unless you know that you dog is not allergic to beef), subtract 1 point.
15. If it contains salt, subtract 1 point.

Extra Credit:

1. If any of the meat sources are organic, add 5 points.
2. If the food is endorsed by any major breed group or nutritionist, add 5 points.
3. If the food is baked not extruded, add 5 points.
4. If the food contains probiotics, add 3 points.
5. If the food contains fruit, add 3 points.
6. If the food contains vegetables (NOT corn or other grains), add 3 points.
7. If the animal sources are hormone-free and antibiotic-free, add 2 points.
8. If the food contains barley, add 2 points.
9. If the food contains flax seed oil (not just the seeds), add 2 points.
10. If the food contains oats or oatmeal, add 1 point.
11. If the food contains sunflower oil, add 1 point.
12. For every different specific animal protein source (other than the first one; count chicken and chicken meal as only one protein source), add 1 point.
13. If it contains glucosamine and chondroitin, add 1 point.
14. If the vegetables have been tested for pesticides and are pesticide-free, add 1 point.

Score:
94-100+ =A
86-93 =B
78-85 =C
70-77 =D
0-69 =F

Here is how some of the major dog food brands scored:

“A+” Rated Food Brands
Artemis large/medium breed puppy 114 A+
Authority Harvest Baked 116 A+Canidae 112 A+
Chicken Soup Senior 115 A+
Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Ultra Premium 122 A+
Dick Van Patten’s Duck and Potato 106 A+
Foundations 106 A+
Kirkland Signature Chicken, Rice, and Vegetables 110 A+
Innova Dog 114 A+
Innova Evo 114 A+
ProPlan Natural Turkey and Barley 103 A+
Royal Canin Boxer 103 A +
Royal Canin Bulldog 100 A+
Royal Canin Natural Blend Adult 106 A+
Timberwolf Organics Lamb and Venison 136 A+
Wellness Super5 Mix Chicken 110 A+

“A” Rated Food Brands

Diamond Large Breed 60+ Formula 99 A
Sensible Choice Chicken and Rice 97 A
Solid Gold 99 A
Wolfking Adult Dog (bison) by Solid Gold 97 A

“B” Rated Food Brands

Diamond Lamp Meal and Rice 92 B
Eukanuba Natural Lamb and Rice 87 B
Hund-n-Flocken Adult Dog (lamb) by Solid Gold 93 B
Nutrisource Lamb and Rice 87 B
Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed Puppy 87 B

“C” Rated Food Brands

Alpo Prime Cuts 81 C
Blackwood 3000 Lamb and Rice 83 C
Eukanuba Large Breed Adult 83 C

“D” Rated Food Brands

Iams Lamb Meal and Rice Formula Premium 73 D

“F” Rated Food Brands

Bil-Jac Select 68 F
Diamond Maintenance 64 F
Ol Roy 9 F
Pedigree Adult Complete 14 F
Pedigree Complete Nutrition 42 F
Pet Gold Adult with Lamb and Rice 23 F
Purina Beneful 17 F
Purina Dog 62 F
Purina Come-n-Get It 16 F
Science Diet Advanced Protein Senior 7+ 63 F
Science Diet for Large Breed Puppies 69 F

Daniel asks…

why is turkey cheaper than dog food?

29 cents a pound? science diet is like a buck a pound, and that’s not even very good dog food!
my dog is getting butterballs from now on.

Jimmy answers:

My dog eats the leftover turkey anyway so…

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