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MemberSeptember 25, 2010 at 5:16 pm15200
Feeding straight raw fat from raw chicken is way different than the processed chicken fat in kibble….processing food, remember, changes the whole chemical structure and nutrient value of food. I had someone tell me feeding dogs kibble is like us eating Kraft Mac n CHeese every meal. Ever wonder why kids now a days are fat and unhealthy? Mainly because parents aren’t cooking the fresh from scratch meals like our moms used to make, none of that boxed crap that you throw in the microwave that cooks in 15 seconds, or that fast food crap. The reason I agree with this site is the fact that the only kibble that I would feed my dogs are the 5 and 6 star rated ones that I found on my own research, using my own nutrition knowledge, but I never sat down like you did and went over everything they said with a fine-toothed comb. Maybe they are “quirky” with what they say and how they say it, but being that I have come up with the same conclusions on the 6 star rated foods, there has to be something right. I have sat on this computer for hours and hours on end comparing dog foods with many different screens all over my monitor to compare them. IMHO, the less amount of ingredients and the simplier the better. My favs are “Evo, Wellness Core, TOTW, and Orijen.” After that comes Instinct, Nature’s Variety, Innova, Merrick. I have always erred on the side of caution when it comes to feeding my dogs, so I would rather cut out the stuff that may cause bloat than not, cause there is kibble out there without chicken fat or beet pulp in their list of ingredients. One of the few grains that I will feed my dogs is oats(lots of B vitamins), then barley and brown rice. I actually give them quick oats for breakfast, with all their supplements mixed in in the am(fish oil, vit c, vit e, joint support, garlic) and then they get raw lunch and dinner. Twice a week I mix in Honest Kitchen stuff, which is awesome adding it to the raw, it is dehydrated stuff that you add hot water to:
Before going raw, I was feeding Evo Red Meat formula, no chicken fat, no beet pulp, no tomato pumace. I know 3 people now that have lost dogos to bloat(all died at night, found them dead in the am, no s/sx prior), so to me, it is better to be safe than sorry.
here’s a site that rates the sites that do dog food ratings, LOL