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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 06:17 AM
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I ate dog food this morning -- no wonder Teddie doesn't like it!
I usually feed my dog home made wet food (mostly chicken, liver, green bananas, potatoes, carrots and rice -- generally stuff going "off") mixed with dry food kibbels (because the dog food companies make me paranoid about not giving him all the nutrients he needs).

So this AM I only had kibbel handy and put it in his bowl, and he looks at me like, WTF, not this shit again?

So for the first time I thought, maybe I should taste it -- just one kibble won't kill me right? Maybe he doesn't like it because it doesn't taste good.

Well I tasted it. It tastes like cardboard, with an ever so slight smokey after taste.

Why would any dog eat that crap?
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 06:20 AM
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1. thought of this..
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 06:41 AM
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2. I can't believe you ate that
Depends on the brand I think but most dog food is made out of animal carcass remains such as lungs, ligaments, bones, intestines, etc. There is also other health issues attached to dog food.

I never feed mine dog food. I do feed them a very similar diet, rice, chicken, liver, small chopped carrots, etc.
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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 07:23 AM
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4. Anthony Bourdaine and Andrew Zimmern would love dog food then
I have nothing against what they call the "naughty bits," and in fact, I really like some of them -- cow stomach soup (tripe, or tripa), pigs feet, liver, sweet breads, even kidneys in steak and kidney pie. So the organs they use doesn't bother me. What bothers me is that they often use contaminated or rotten stuff.

Do you worry about not feeding the dog a balanced diet? I think they've made us paranoid because dogs, like all other animals, are able to eat a wide variety of foods and get good nutrition. There was a vet who used to post in the Pets Group who emphasized how important it was to feed commercial feed, but I wonder.

On the other hand, I noticed that my dog kept stealing my son's Ramen noodle wrappers (my son seems to be on a Ramen addiction/craze) and it suddenly occurred to me, Ramen is really, really salty and I don't add salt to his homemade wet food, and maybe he's seeking out salt! I put salt on his food and he devoured it with unusual gusto.

It's that kind of thing that worries me and makes me continue to add commercial dog food.
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 07:49 AM
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5. I try to feed them a balanced diet
with protein, nutrients, and vitamins two meals a day to avoid overfeeding. I can't remember much it was awhile ago when I came across about dog food and some possible health issues related to dog food and if I did purchase some it would have to be a reputable brand that a vet recommends. I guess depending on the advice you don't need a dog food so I looked up ways on how to prepare meals suitable for dogs.
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 06:45 AM
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3. That can be very dangerous....and embarrassing
I did that once and I started turning around and around before I took naps plus my co-workers didn't approve of me smelling their butts when I came into the office.
...and the car-chasing thing really wore me out...
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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 08:56 AM
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6. If you can't smell your co-workers' butts, how do you say hello??? nt
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 10:02 AM
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7. Well, they finally figured out a way to stop me. ...and I can't figure out why,,,
...but they keep saying "Stay...Boy..Stay."

(By the way..What the hell does "Shake" mean????
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PJPhreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 12:11 PM
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8. Meat By Products...
Edited on Tue Nov-17-09 12:14 PM by PJPhreak
Maybe some of ya'll don't know just what "Meat By Products" and "Flavorings"are used in Critter food.

If you don't have a strong stomach stop reading right here.



































Just what do the local animal shelters and a lot of vets do with the millions of beloved and unwanted critters that we have to put down....They send the remains of these Dogs and Cats to rendering plants that process this stuff into Dog and Cat Food.....Thats Right,a lot of (But not all) Criiter foods are part Canine and Feline!!

Flavorings....Try Excrement,thats right....Shit!

There is a Huge Thread in the Pets Forum on this,if you care about your pets this is very much worth reading!!


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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 12:12 PM
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9. Dogs eat poop. Get him poop flavored dog food.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 12:26 PM
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10. What dog would like their master eating their food?
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david13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 12:29 PM
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11. Actually my cat always has to share some of my food. Not
because he really wants it, but because he wants to feel that we are a team, and that he is part of the team.
dc
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EndersDame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 12:30 PM
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12. My dog food has Organic Chicken as the first ingredient followed by
, Turkey Meal, Oatmeal, Duck, Chicken Meal, Whole Barley, Whole Brown Rice, Flax Seed, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols a source of Natural Vitamin E and Ascorbic Acid, a source of Vitamin C), Freeze Dried Sweet Potatoes, Freeze Dried Carrots, Freeze Dried Peas, Natural Dried Chicken Liver, Freeze Dried Apples, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Lysine, Calcium Carbonate, Guar Gum, Sea Salt, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Whole Blueberries, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Whole Garlic, Dried Chicken, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Natural Celery Flavor, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Natural Color (tumeric), Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite.


I would love to feed my puppy raw food but have no idea how to make sure she gets every thing she needs and how to prepare it and how much she needs
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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 01:08 PM
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14. Lucky dog -- what brand? nt
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EndersDame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 01:15 PM
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15. Merrick
http://www.merrickpetcare.com / Iwas so thrilled when I found it. My puppy has a sensitive stomach and this seems to work for her (plus it taste so good even the cats like it)) Also it is made in Texas (providing good jobs)and they only use meat from the surrounding area (again supporting American business and lowering the ecological impact of transporting the meat) They refuse to sell to big boxes (they only sell online or to indie petstores) ! It is so rare to find a product that fits with my political philosophy sometimes!
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dembotoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 12:51 PM
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13. Once had a dog food sandwich
maybe close to 50 years ago.....
My grandfather lived with us and he always made my lunch.
One day he mistook the leftover 1/2 a can of dog food in a container for ham salad.

I sure did not.
It tasted NASTY.
When he realized it he immediately apologized and all that stuff, but alas it became a family
joke for qutie some time....
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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 06:53 PM
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16. Many years ago
a co-worker came in and said his wife had served canned corned beef hash the night before and they thought it tasted really funny
Mrs co-worker went to the garbage to check the can to be sure to never buy that brand again
All she found was two empty dog food cans, one for the dog and.....
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 06:59 PM
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17. My dog was asking for vegetables the other night.
I was eating steamed broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower. He was hanging out so I gave him a carrot and he carried it off. Came back in a minute and I gave him broccoli. Came back again and I gave him a cauliflower.

Walked across the room to his rug and it was all there. He licked the melted cheese off and didn't eat the veggies. That's the last time I try that. He doesn't like apples or peanut butter either.

My dog likes meat, poultry, fish...dead or alive.

I experimented with different kibble until I found one that he will eat any time right after I put it in his bowl. His favorite has lamb in it. I wouldn't eat it myself though.
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