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Old 01-25-2004, 02:58 PM
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Ha! This is gonna sound gross, but when we try out a new type or new brand of treats for our babies I have my brother try them first! Its not like we ask him to, he just does it, LoL! Its become a routine, we buy treats, he pops one in his mouth, frowns up his face because its never what he thinks its gonna taste like and goes "its okay" and then gives the dogs some! hahahahaha

On a different note, most commercail brand foods are good for the dogs, but CHECK THE INGREDIANTS. I've went through training classes with the dogs, taken a course at the animal protective league where I volinteer my time to care for the dogs, and they say that its so important to read the ingridiants. If you have a puppy, then you get puppy food - everybody knows that. If you get chicken flavor kibble then the first or second ingridiant should be chicken something...
I've been told that CORN in dog food is like SUGAR to us, and to avoid it if you have a hyperactive pup. We had a chihuahua that had small bites toy breed puppy dog food and she was bouncing off the walls. The corn was like sugar to her and gave her all that energy, so as suggested we switched food and she calmed down. Now thats an extreme case, but I just wanted to warn you.
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Old 01-25-2004, 07:10 PM
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It's really great that you've cared enough to volunteer and taken the opportunities to learn some good things about animal care. I wish more people were as curious and caring and eager to learn as you.

You're on the right track with reading the ingredients, however, they only tell part of the story. Chicken may be the second - or even first - ingredient, but just because it's chicken doesn't mean it's something you want to feed your dog. That "chicken" is very likely to be feet, feathers, or any sort of scrap parts from highly processed sources that have been treated with lots and lots of chemicals and hormones. The same goes for beef, lamb, or any other meat (??) ingredient in most widely marketed commercial dog and cat foods. The stuff that gets fed to our pets by major manufacturers makes those skinny "red racer" hot dogs look like health food. My Dad was buying one of the better selling dry dog foods for my first German Shepherd, and he was eating it, lots of it, but he was losing weight and not looking or acting right. Our vet told us he was suffering from malnutrition. We changed to a good dog food, and he was back to his old energetic self. He lived to be over fifteen, and caught a starling that was stealing his food the day he died.

By the way, love your forum name, "Brattina!"
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Old 01-25-2004, 10:13 PM
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Ha!!!
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Yeah, I heard chickenlips was a popular choice for some dog food companies
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Old 01-28-2004, 09:28 PM
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heh figures
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