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Old 01-24-2012, 01:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you ever wonder how dog food is actually made? I've read an article once that road kill, dying and diseased animals from farmers go into pet foods... I've tried orijen, eukanuba and other dog food brands for my pup but the results are all the same, and he don't seem to like it... Should i just feed him barf/homemade food instead?
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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To be honest, the only dog food that I've thought smelled remotely good is Taste of the Wild. Everything else smells disgusting or like cardboard. I'm sure you can't go wrong going raw.
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Do you ever wonder how dog food is actually made? I've read an article once that road kill, dying and diseased animals from farmers go into pet foods... I've tried orijen, eukanuba and other dog food brands for my pup but the results are all the same, and he don't seem to like it... Should i just feed him barf/homemade food instead?
Read the ingredients. There's no road kill if there's no "animal by-products" or anything like that on the ingredient list. Just like the with human food, read the ingredient list to know exactly what's in the food.

As for the smell of dog food, I've fed quite a few of the good brands and I don't think they smell nasty at all.
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Try Merrick. You could eat the Chicken Pot Pie yourself.
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You want to smell nasty...raw green tripe...my boy loves it...I can tolerate feeding it, my husband gags. LOL

Seriously, really read lables & research where the companies get their ingredients from & you will be fine!
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I like the smell of most kibbles. Agree about TOTW...
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Canned dog food, on the other hand, blech!
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Canned dog food, on the other hand, blech!
Try the Merrick brand canned foods. They smell like chicken noodle soup.

If I ever had to eat any kind of canned dog food for any reason, Merrick would be the brand.
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Well you CAN go wrong feeding raw. You really need to be knowledgeable about meat to bone ratios etc. .... You can properly feed raw but a poorly designed raw diet could be far worse than a good kibble.

There are many dog food brands that use human grade food from USDA approved facilities.
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I think several of the high end kibbles smell quite nice, actually. Evo Turkey and Chicken smells like chicken soup to me. All the fish kibbles smell, imo, but what they do for coat makes them worth it

I agree that the lower end stuff just plain stinks. Most of the time the dogs who eat it have a distinct odor about them as well. What goes in and all that.

Be aware that there are very smelly aspects of feeding raw too! Liver and tripe are just plain nasty LOL
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Well you CAN go wrong feeding raw. You really need to be knowledgeable about meat to bone ratios etc. .... You can properly feed raw but a poorly designed raw diet could be far worse than a good kibble.

There are many dog food brands that use human grade food from USDA approved facilities.
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