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Old 10-28-2010, 11:21 PM
 
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Someone posted this on Facebook. What do ya'll think:




http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_cnjpUBNCA
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:25 PM
 
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Someone posted this on Facebook. What do ya'll think:




http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_cnjpUBNCA
Your link is dead unfortunately.
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:33 PM
 
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I'll post it again, I guess I goofed:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_cnjpUBNCA
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I'm always skeptical of people who try to scare me into buying their product.
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:50 PM
 
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No, it's not dead. Just one too many https in the address.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_cnjpUBNCA

First part of the video was interesting, but not surprising. Many people on this forum have shared their experiences and recommendations for high-quality dog food - human grade stuff.

There's not much of an 'expose' about the vid. Read one book about our food supply, and you'll realize that it's pretty much the same standard of practice for our own foods; mass marketing rules over quality.

I've known breeders of Rotties, who have made their own dog food for years for just those reasons cited in the link. I'd never feed a dog food that was produced by giant corps. It's easy enough to cook your own.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:12 AM
 
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First part of the video was interesting, but not surprising. Many people on this forum have shared their experiences and recommendations for high-quality dog food - human grade stuff.

There's not much of an 'expose' about the vid. Read one book about our food supply, and you'll realize that it's pretty much the same standard of practice for our own foods; mass marketing rules over quality.

I've known breeders of Rotties, who have made their own dog food for years for just those reasons cited in the link. I'd never feed a dog food that was produced by giant corps. It's easy enough to cook your own.
And what does someone do when they travel and cannot cook or cannot take their dong and has to board? How is it possible to keep a dog on a "natural", raw, or home-cooked diet then?

I lost my last two lads to disease, one lymphoma and the other kidney failure. If I can keep my new pup from a similar fate many years down the road I'd like to. I'm wondering if cooking his own food or going "raw" is the way to a healthier dog. Mine were never ill until they became terminally ill, otherwise they enjoyed the best of health.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:49 AM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I'm curious to see which brands he recommends...
I do agree that most commercial dog food is crap, and as a result of this belief and because I'm always scared that even the premium brands may somehow get contaminated, I give my dogs VERY little in the kibble department...they get about 1/3 cup each per day, the rest of what they eat is either raw (human grade) or cooked by me or my mom (she loves her grandbabies...LOL!) Before I knew about proper diet (stupid me, I actually listened to my previous vet in the beginning and gave them Purina because she said it's an "excellent" food) they would have pretty regular bouts with diarrhea and would have days where I could tell they were just not feeling well. Now they rarely have loose stool (only happens when they get into something in the yard) and have a LOT more energy...their coats are much shinier and fuller too.
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Sunset Mountain
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If you can share the recipes for a natural dog food diet, please do!

I've made my own catfood (natural raw food diet) for almost a year and the results are amazing.

I have researched for months for my dog but all of the recipes I find online contradict themselves.

Are dogs obligate carnivores? Can they have grains or fruit and veggies?

With cats it was easier, they are strictly carnivores.

I can't find any decent information on dogs anywhere. Help? I'd love to start this right away.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Rural Western TN
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i agree with some points:
1: most comercial dogfood is junk...
2: a person needs to familiarize themselves with what is good and what is filler in a dogs diet and read lables...
avoid foods with grain as a first ingredient, corn is simply filler and by-product is the beaks, feet and feathers (and sometimes offal) ect

but i dont agree that you HAvE to home cook/raw feed for a food to be healthy. there are lots of high quality foods out there that are wonderfull kibbles.
if you have the time and space to feed raw, go for it...

cooking for your dog in my opinion is overrated...why? because its unnssicary...its nice if you have the time dont get me wrong...but raw is fine.

kat, dogs are omnivores, however they cannot properly digest vegatables due to the celulose in the walls, a wild canine gets all its vegatable matter in the form of partially digested vegie matter in the stomach of their prey...
the best way to get veggies/fruit in IF you decide you want to (when i do raw meals i dont bother with veggies...) then blend them to smitherines first, it destroys the celulose mimicing tha tpartially digested matter and makes it properly digestable.

berries howere this doesnt seem to apply to, as they digest blueberries without a problem lol.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:12 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Dramatic much? There are quite a few high-quality kibble brands out there (Orijen, Acana, Evo, Wellness Core come to mind).

I think people should be more concerned about what they put into their own bodies, since very few eat a proper diet! Human food (or should I say food products?) is killing you, your family and most likely your dog if you share. Instead of reading this guy's book, pick up a copy of "In Defense of Food" by Michael Pollan. It'll change your life!
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