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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-22-2018, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Not in my Kibble... No way to be sure

Its way past time to go back to homemade and or raw food especially raw, since its what the dogs are designed to eat. Not new news to anyone who has researched beef meal, chicken meal, beef in pet food. If the cheap meats at the big boxes are 1.99- to 3.00 a pound were does .50- to 2.50 a pound kibble come from. From nasty of course..

This is what FDA and Department of Agriculture considers ?Food? ? Truth about Pet Food


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-23-2018, 12:50 AM
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As an owner that feeds home prepared (non commercial) raw, what drives me even more crazy is when I think of all the hardest to find hard to get healthy organs, are being dumped in with the rest of it, turning rancid and hauled off to those rendering plants.

And you are right nothing about it adds up in more ways than one.
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Distributing....as is true with to many things these days...mass production is terrifying. How I wish I was taught to live more from my own land.
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Scary stuff.

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If you're smart, you'll find the sources that sell to the dog food companies and buy the necks, hearts, rib meat, organ meat before they end up on that truck. I buy poultry from a local butcher for 0.25 to 0.50 per pound. I get ground beef mix (rib meat, heart, tongue, liver) from another local for 0.75/lb. Lamb, beef, pork necks.

Then I supplement more expensive products like rabbit and ground salmon.



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Its way past time to go back to homemade and or raw food especially raw, since its what the dogs are designed to eat. Not new news to anyone who has researched beef meal, chicken meal, beef in pet food. If the cheap meats at the big boxes are 1.99- to 3.00 a pound were does .50- to 2.50 a pound kibble come from. From nasty of course..

This is what FDA and Department of Agriculture considers ?Food? ? Truth about Pet Food

I wish I had the money and the knowledge to feed raw. I have a dog who would truly benefit and the sad reality is that every time I fill her dish I know I am likely hammering another nail in her coffin. Recalls scare the beejeezus out of me and I find it frustrating that I can't find a company that has any ethics at all.
But the bottom line is that around here pork trimmings are 3.99/lb. That's scraps of fat. Beef scraps are closer to 4.99/lb.
Chicken sells cheaper but not by much. And it would seem that Shadow has developed an intolerance to chicken now.
Lamb, duck, bison or elk would put me on the street.
So I do the best I can. She gets raw meat and organic eggs as I can find and afford such luxuries and I eat cheaper to provide her with what I can.
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As long as pet owners want cheap kibble, this will keep happening. If they clean up the plants, the price of dog food will go up to match that of the better quality foods. Consumers need to let pet food companies know they won’t put up with it, but also be prepared to spend more.
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