Discussing Questions And Answers About Dry Dog Food Made With Turkey

Ruth asks…

a big food problem! serious awnswers please!?

our chow chow acts like a cat and eats the cat food in the bowl and will not touch his beef flavor Iams medium chunk. our cat eats the dog food!…he acts like a dog so much that we gave him a name plate shaped like a bone…our dog does eat a few scrapes of food.. the last bite of a sandwich, a piece of beef…this is not going to change but we want him to eat properly. we dont want to change brands and then he wont touch that. maybe if we moisten the kibble? also…how can i discourage his wolfing of food? hes so afraid someone will take it!
our cat does eat his own food ,i guess he is a glutton and wants more,thats why he wanders to the dog dish!

Jimmy answers:

Your dog likes the cat food because cat food is typically higher in protein. He likes so called people food because it’s higher in protein, taste and nutrients. As far as the people food goes, guess what dog food is made from…. People food! Chicken, turkey, beef, fat, vegetables, grains, etc. Albeit highly processed and destroyed of any resemblance of any kind of goodness. Of course some of the grocery store crap also has rendered animals from the vets office, zoo, pounds, etc. Some people in other countries eat this stuff too. Still, dogs have lived for centuries on a raw food diet high in protein, nutrients and taste, not dry processed crap. Dogs of today are living shorter lives and developing human type diseases (diabetes, pancreatitis, cancers) because of the lack of nutrients in their food.
I see so many people giving answers on this site to feed your dog nothing but dry dog food. Where did this crap come from? How could it be good for your dog? Yeah, don’t feed him anything else until he is so hungry he will eat his dog food just to survive. Wouldn’t you? Do you feed your kids dry cereal only?
Some people try to give good answers on here saying to feed a species specific diet. They are correct, that’s how your dog is supposed to live and thrive. Doesn’t that make sense? But others give them a thumbs down rating. I don’t get that, are these people really that closed minded and brain-washed? I’m sure I’ll get a thumbs down for these comments.
Feed your dog the best you can within your means. If you can, use a premium kibble (free of wheat, corn, soy, by-products, animal digest, chemicals for starters) as a base. Please research giving him some high moisture raw foods. If not daily, a couple of times a week will help replenish enzymes, probiotics and other nutrients that the dry food is void of and that is all so critical in their diet for good health.
Keep a little variety in his diet. Give a little canned food one day, a little raw another, something you cook another. It will keep him interested in his own food. Occasionally add a can of tuna, a can of sardines (full chain omega 3’s and 6’s), a little yogurt (for probiotics), an egg (slightly cooked) and any ground up veggies and fruits that he will eat.
People will chastise my comments with stuff like “oh yeah, my dog is doing just fine on nothing but dry food.” Most dogs do just fine doing what they are doing right up to the point where a degenerative type disease is clinically present. Then the damage is done.
The following quotes are from holistic vets, the ones to go to for nutritional advice.

Dr. Francis M. Pottenger’s nutritional studies have shown that a regular diet of cooked or canned foods causes the development of chronic degenerative diseases and premature mortality.
Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins DVM- “My own cats eat ONLY raw meat. It is a very good way to provide some of the natural, unprocessed nutrition the cat evolved to utilize best.”
Dr. T.J. Dunn D.V.M.”There is ample proof that today’s pet dogs and cats do not thrive on cheap, packaged, corn-based pet foods. Dogs and cats are primarily meat eaters; to fill them up with grain-based processed dry foods that barely meet minimum daily nutrient requirements has proven to be a mistake.”

Lizzie asks…

Problem eating food.. Need help! ?

IS it just me or do you have a problem eating!!! ??? It’s ruining my life! Okay so I might be a picky eater..
FOODS I HATE
baked chicken pasta with meat in it.. Spicy turkey sausage anything spicy cheerios hamburgers I could name more but I’m tired & I just can only eat egg if I can’t taste it .. It’s ruining my life cause the food in my house is like the food i don’t like .. OH N sometimes (most of the time) I don’t eat lasagne… I don’t eat beef at all
fish
Apples (sometimes .. Has to be masked by oranje juice or something
Hot green tea ..
Boiled hot dogs that where made in my house ( m house is , clean and a good environment but I think it all started when my bro messed up my pasta.. He put too much meat n idk .
oh n fish

Foods I eat
Pasta with no meat
Chicken alfrado turkey sausage (regular small ones ) and taco and Mexican stuff :p but like I barely eat at my house cause sometimes If you force me to eat I will throw up or just gag too much n I can’t eat really anything in my house!
Oh n I only eat grilled chicken

Jimmy answers:

It sounds as if there may be an underlying medical issue at work; however, at the same time it could be psychosomatic. And NO, YOU ARE NOT CRAZY!

The first thing you need to do is to sit down with pen & paper to find out if you have any symptoms that are out of the ordinary. Think of things like dry mouth that is almost a constant problem or dry eyes… Do you have trouble wearing contact lens (if you wear or have attempted to wear contacts) because your eyes are too dry. Do you have a higher than normal temperature? When your temperature spikes, if it spikes, do you feel really bad until the temp starts coming down again and does this come like in phases? Do you have episodes of severe, almost chronic fatigue/exhaustion?

Has there been a severe and sudden change in your diet? Have you lost a lot of weight suddenly or gained it suddenly? You know your body best so can you say whether or not you have had to urinate more frequently than say a year ago or before the food problems began? Is there a history (personal or relative) of an eating disorder? Has anything changed that has forced you to work more than one job in order to make ends meet? I only ask because I had a eating disorder actually start out that way. I worked multiple jobs to make ends meet when a deadbeat refused to help support a child he helped create while we were married and in between what I learned later was his 15yo teenie-bopper mistress encounters… So I left him cold & he refused to support our child along with all the others he made. He didn’t mind making them but refused to support them…. Then snipped b/c I worked as a barmaid to pay the bills, I made a fool of him that night when his friends learned just what a deadbeat he was… But I digress..

I’d highly recommend going to a doctor for a checkup. It could be autoimmune, a virus, some form of eating disorder, a food aversion of some type, or some other problem that only blood tests can find along with possibly going over any recent issues with a therapist, which does help when you’re trying to find out what is wrong. It helped me w/dealing with raising a younger sibling along with an infant as a single mom and it helped dealing with the abuse I suffered from an abusive alcoholic birth father in addition to helping pinpoint when I came out of remission from having Lupus (SLE), Sjogren’s, and Fibromyalgia, which by the way, they changed my taste of foods but I don’t know if that is the same with everyone. There are some foods I used to love but now I can’t tolerate them. Also, I switched off traditional cigarettes to electronic cigarettes for what will be 3 years this coming July 7th! It also changed my taste buds but there are areas it’s greatly improved it and that is in the ability to taste various nuances of wines I used to adore but sort of lost that love b/c it was changed by the tobacco and it was similar with espressos and espresso-based coffees, which I love so much I have an espresso bar in my kitchen!

It could be any number of reasons but this could give you a start. Also, if there are others in your family who have autoimmune diseases, then there is a high risk you will have one as well. If that is the case, then you may be experiencing the initial signs and symptoms as the autoimmune disease(s), if that happens to be the case, has began showing itself. I hope it’s not b/c I wouldn’t wish this life on anyone but still, it would be worth checking out along with any other possibilities. This should give you a starting point. Don’t forget to write everything down in a journal as well as a day to day journal of what you try, what you can tolerate, and what you can’t as well as any changes that occur on that day in particular. Keep a page for writing out all family history medical conditions that you can think of even if it seems remote or not really noteworthy, It will save you time with the paperwork at your doctor’s office so that’s a plus regardless. :)

Mark asks…

Is this food good 4 my rottie????

iz Eagle Pack Super Premium Dog Food Large & Giant Breed Puppy Formula good 4 my 2month old rottweiler?? give me other suggestions plz

Jimmy answers:

THIS FOOD IS OKAY.it got a 3 and 4 out of 6 star ratings on dogfoodanalysis.com.heres the ingredients.

Ingredients: Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground White Rice, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Pork Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Anchovy, Sardine & Salmon Meals, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Tomato Pomace, Menhaden Fish Oil, Carrots, Peas, Sun-Cured Alfalfa, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Quinoa (Organic), Blueberries, Apples, Inulin, Beta-Carotene, Cranberries, Dehydrated Kelp, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, DL-Methionine, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Pantothenic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, Inositol, Polysaccharide Complexes of Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper and Cobalt, Potassium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Lactobacillus acidophilus Lactobacillus casei, Enterococcus faecium, B. Subtillus, Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus coagulins, Aspergillus oryzae, and Aspergillus niger.

There are 2 ingredients id rather not see.beet pulp which is a filller and causes stress on kidneys and livers,and D-METHIONINE.this gives chronic skin problems.a much better food than eagle pack is canidae.heres why.

All Natural and made the CANIDAE® Way with Superior Quality in Every Bag with No Corn, Wheat, Soy, Grain Fractions, Fillers or by products and Naturally Preserved

Benefits
Four Human Grade Meats – Chicken, Turkey, Lamb and Fish
10 Natural Skin & Coat Conditioners
Balanced Omega 6 & 3 Fatty Acids
Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics and Superior Digestibility
Guaranteed Enzyme Activity
Antioxidant Vitamins & Amino Acid Chelated Minerals
Excellent for Problem Skin & Allergies
Holistic & Herbal Benefits
Formulated for All Life Stages – Puppies, Adults, Seniors & Overweight
Excellent Palatability – Dogs Love CANIDAE®

All Natural Ingredients
Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Brown Rice, White Rice, Lamb Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Herring Meal, Flax Seed, Sun Cured Alfalfa Meal, Sunflower Oil, Chicken, Lecithin, Monocalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Linoleic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Sage Extract, Dried Enterococcus Faecium, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract, Inulin (from Chicory root), Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Fermentation Solubles, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (source of Vitamin E), Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (source of B2), Beta Carotene, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, D-Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Papaya, Vitamin B12 Supplement

Chicken & Turkey Meal – (Human Grade)
Hormone free, antibiotic free and ethoxyquin free. Human quality meat, flesh tissue and skin only.

Lamb Meal – (Human Grade)
Finest American lamb, hormone free, antibiotic free and ethoxyquin free. Human quality meat.

Herring Meal – (F.D.A. Inspected), (Omega 3)
Meats have been tested to have No Ethoxyquin Residual.

Brown Rice – (U.S.D.A. Grade #1)
Rice has been tested to have no pesticide residual; contains a generous supply of B vitamins, plus calcium, phosphorus, and iron.

White Rice – (U.S.D.A. Grade #1)
Rice has been tested to have no pesticide residual; also nutritious, and of all grains, Rice is the most easily digested and least likely to cause allergic reactions. Rice helps clear up psoriasis and has anticancer and antidiarrheal properties. Rice helps to lower cholesterol and may also help to prevent kidney stones.

Chicken Fat – (Omega 6), (Human Grade)
Naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols and ascorbic acid.

Sunflower Oil – (Omega 6)
Cold pressed, naturally preserved, Rich in linoleic acid and is known for producing a beautiful skin and coat, as well as visible sheen.

Omega-6 & Omega-3 Fatty Acids – (5:1 Ratio)
With balanced Omega’s we can improve the coat and help to avoid hot spots, hair loss and allergy problems caused from flea bites, repeated licking and from a fat imbalance.

Eggs
An excellent source of protein and contains all the essential Amino Acids.

Flaxseed Meal – (Omega 3)
Aids in the movement of food through the digestive tract. Flax nourishes and is soothing to the stomach and intestinal linings. This plant source of Omega-3 fatty acids helps enhance the coat’s sheen.

Linoleic Acid – (Omega 6)
Essential fatty acid for healthy skin and coat.

Lecithin
Is used in the digestion and absorption of fats.

Alfalfa
Aids in healing allergies, stomach ailments and bad breath; cleanses the kidneys and removes poisons from the body; neutralizes acids; is an excellent blood purifier; improves the appetite and aids in the assimilation of protein, calcium and other nutrients.

Sage
Strengthens the mind and concentrating abilities; it aids in healing skin sores and skin eruptions and removing dandruff. It has been mostly employed in disordered states of the digestion and for its savory usage.

Rosemary
Is a stimulant of the circulatory system; to treat bad breath; stimulates the hair bulbs to new growth. Employed for its savory usage.

Cranberries
Prevents the spread of bacterial infections in kidneys and the urinary tract. Helps prevent Cystitis.

Apples
Rich in soluble fiber, helps lower blood cholesterol levels and normalizes blood sugar.

Amaranth
Vitamin packed herb, calms the stomach, reduces
tissue swelling, removes worms and parasites from the digestive tract.

Kelp
Rich in vitamins and contains 30 minerals, controls the thyroid and regulates the metabolism which aids in the digestion of foods and the burning of calories. Kelp aids with improved brain and nerve functions.

Taurine
An amino acid derivative found in meat that shields the heart from harm. Studies also show that Taurine may also benefit vision disorders, epilepsy, and gallstones. Plays an important part as a neurotransmitter, maintains the correct composition of bile and the solubility of cholesterol.

Yucca Schidigera Extract
Used for its reduction of both breath and stool odor! A cleansing agent. Used by the Indians of the southwest for skin disorders, skin eruptions and helps avoid inflammation.

Psyllium
All natural fiber intake to help in digestion, improve intestinal health and effective in reducing cholesterol. Also known as an anticarcinogenic.

Glucosamine
An amino acid sugar necessary for construction of connective tissue and healthy cartilage. Benefits include prevention of arthritis and improved joint health.

Chondroitin
Exist naturally in cartilage. When combined with Glucosamine it is known to produce a synergetic effect in helping prevent arthritis and improving joint health.

Prebiotics
Inulin (from chicory root), Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) / Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Fermentation Solubles, Mannan-Oligosaccharide (MOS) – Stimulates the growth of friendly and healthy bacteria. Benefits Include: Helping to prevent cancers and have antimicrobial activity. Prebiotics may further help in lowering triglycerides, stabilizing blood glucose levels, boosting the immune system and helping to improve mineral absorption and rid the gut of harmful microorganisms.

Probiotics
Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Products – Aid in the maintenance of the healthy balance of intestinal flora. Benefits Include: Improved Digestion, Lower Cholesterol Levels, Strengthened Immune Systems and help Correct Digestive Disorders. Probiotics also aid in helping to prevent ulcers, inflammatory bowel diseases, lactose intolerance, yeast infections and colon cancer.

Digestive Enzymes
Aspergillus Oryzae, Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extracts, Papaya (containing the enzyme Papain), Pineapple (containing the enzyme Bromilian) – Hydrolyzes proteins, fats, oils, starches and carbohydrates for better digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Cellulase
Digestive enzyme that hydrolyzes fiber for better digestion and absorption of nutrients. Canidae Pet Foods is once again the leader in cutting edge nutrition by being the first pet food manufacturer to include proven enzymatic activity in our products backed by scientific data and proven methodology on the inclusion of Cellulase.

Saccharomyces Cerevisiae
All natural live culture. Acts in stimulating microbial and enzyme populations in the animal’s digestive system. This improves feeding efficiency and digestion.

Vitamins
Complete Vitamins including Antioxidants, Vitamin A, Beta Carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Alpha Tocopherols.

Minerals
Complete balanced minerals containing Amino Acid Chelated Minerals. When Amino Acids are bound to minerals they produce Chelated Minerals, which can be attributed to 3 to 10 time better assimilation of minerals.

Hope this helped!go to canidae.com for more info and hit store locator.or you can order online at petfooddirect.com.this food is not pricey.its about $31 for a 40 lb bag.good luck

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