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Leslie - 233329   Lakeside, AZ

11/12/2012 12:59:32 PM

Good info. thanks

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Bec&Maya   Edmonton, AB

9/25/2012 3:48:55 PM

We're going to give orijen a try for our pup. I would keep my cats on Orijen too, but they became finicky eaters and seem to be doing well on Blue Buffalo

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Janet   Bethlehem, PA

12/17/2011 6:24:06 AM

good article, thank you

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Julie   Seattle, WA

4/13/2011 6:03:07 PM

Picking a food because it is "well known" is totally useless. The most "well-known" foods tend to be the worst. I suggest these books: "Not Fit For a Dog" by Dr. Michael Fox and "Pet Food Politics" by Marion Nestle. Also:

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Sandy   Rockford, IL

2/27/2011 2:06:15 PM

I spent 30 minutes writing my comments, I then hit submit comment and my comments disappeared. It doesn't appear with the rest of the comments. You need to perfect this comment window.


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Carole   Lake Worth, FL

2/27/2011 9:35:15 AM

All my readings lead me to believe that the best holistic diet for dogs is raw meat augmented with natural supplements and some veggies. I feed zero grain. Dogs are wolves.

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Norma   Indianapolis, IN

2/26/2011 7:18:25 AM

The article mentioned a "balanced diet" a few times. When we humans need a balanced diet we know we need carbs, protiens, dairy, fruits & veggies,and fats. These things we have been hunting and foraging since the beginning of time. Dogs on the other hand dont eat fruits and veggies and grains or other carbs. All this makes sense to me but it wasn't mentioned. Who is sponsoring this article?

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Mitch   LA, CA

2/25/2011 9:32:04 PM

Good basic dog nutrition info.

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Deanne   Phoenix, AZ

2/25/2011 8:40:33 AM

Very informative article. Thank you for clearing up a few questions. Do you have any articles on food allergies?

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Sandy,   Clearwater, FL

2/25/2011 8:38:35 AM

This was an excellent article, thank you. It's very hard to find information about dog food that's not either coming from a particular company or with a distinct bias.


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Judy   Walnut Creek, CA

2/25/2011 8:33:58 AM

I have found The Whole Dog Journal to be the best in choosing the best dog foods. They come out with the best dry and canned foods every year.

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2/25/2011 7:03:42 AM

One helpful suggestion, if you have purchased your dog from a reputable breeder they will tell you what they feed their dogs and why. I have found this to be very
If after some research you find a food that you might want to try you can gradually change over.

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Suzanne   Mundare, AB

2/25/2011 6:09:20 AM

Agreeing also with previous comments: the Raw diet is ideal, and even a lightly cooked meal with meat and veggies is much better than kibble of any variety. However, knowing that not everyone will make that effort, at least get a kibble that doesn't consist of the most horrible fillers and cancer-causing agents!

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Suzanne   Mundare, AB

2/25/2011 6:05:16 AM

Sorry, folks, but AAFCO though it sounds good, endorses some pretty horrible foods on the market. If you can locate the video called "Pet Food, a dog's breakfast", made by a vet who used to work for the pet food industry, watch it! It will enlighten you. Box stores generally don't sell the higher quality foods. Go to one of the specialty pet stores and talk to someone knowledgeable. My favorite (NOT) is when people tell you not to feed human food, while EVERY food on the market advertises bragging about the quality human grade food, (yes, meat and vegetables!) in their brand ... go figure!

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Teresa   Toronto, ON

2/25/2011 4:29:33 AM

Have to agree. Useless. You never mentioned ingredience. Chemical additives. Food coloring. Does not really educate anyone. I too feed BARF diet (bones and raw food).

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Nancy   Cincinnati, OH

2/24/2011 7:35:40 PM

Basically useless. Even though there are now some quality dog foods, I am suspicious of most commercial foods. Yes, I feed raw and have for years.

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Linda   New York, NY

2/24/2011 6:11:54 PM

I found three useful points buried within the text.

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Jen   Gillette, WY

11/1/2010 6:22:51 PM

Great article.

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Cody   Seattle, WA

7/8/2010 9:05:01 PM

We were advised that there are certain ingredients that a dog should not eat: animal by-products (you don't have any idea what that "by-product" may be), corn, wheat, soy (since dog's apparently do not digest these products easily or efficiently) and gluten. Look at the label on just about any brand of dog food, and you will find these items listed as the first ingredients. We were informed that for a "cheaper" dog food, the Costco "Kirkland" brand was the best. For a premium brand, Blue Buffalo was the best.

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