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    this never seems to stop, i guess it is due to the proliferation of so many new dog food producers?
    i remember when there was about 5-6 brands and life was simple. Now there is so much bullshit in advertising
    and designer feeds, grain free, potato free, etc.

    However I do believe in feeding grain free kibble. Although many folks still gravitate to some time honored, well known, dog food that uses corn and corn by products. Some brands offer grain and grain free. Always good to have a choice and see how your own dogs assimilate their food. I am looking at Victor and considering it as a new food source as well.........

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    So what's with the Recall??
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    Not sure if this is what he was referring to or not: https://www.petfoodindustry.com/topi...t-food-recalls

    In regards to marketing, it is what it is. They all want you to think their brand / recipe is the best. Regarding grains in dog food, regardless of whether you choose to feed a grain free feed or not, grains do serve a useful purpose in dog food. There not just "fillers" they are an excellent secondary source of calories, fiber and energy in the form of carbohydrates. Not all dogs have grain allergies either, in fact more dogs are likely to be allergic to a meat source rather than grains. Now... having said all that I'm not saying grains should be the predominant ingredient in any particular feed either. I've always believed meat source should far and away be the predominant ingredient in any dog food.

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    I guess the title of the thread is kind of misleading.
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    birdshooter I followed your link,,, at the bottom there was a story about blue buffalo selling for 8 billion. How many furbabbies does it take to eat 8,000,000,000 in dog food anyway, dang that's a lot of kibble. That's like 56 billion in dog money.

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    I hunt with a guy who is all about a meat based dog food.

    Don't know if it correlated but his dog takes about four tries before he can finish a bowel movement. I think they need grains for the fiber. Maybe a good food has enough fiber of some other sort.

    My dogs always got the cheapest in the farm supply store. They hardly stop running to go.

    When I was a kid our family raised dogs. Mother made her own food in a big pot in the basement. Man that stuff smelled good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownDogsCan2 View Post
    birdshooter I followed your link,,, at the bottom there was a story about blue buffalo selling for 8 billion. How many furbabbies does it take to eat 8,000,000,000 in dog food anyway, dang that's a lot of kibble. That's like 56 billion in dog money.
    That's funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotazeb View Post
    So what's with the Recall??
    pentobarbital contamination in dog food. recent recalls for mostly off brand canned food and treats.
    this is a euthanasia drug used to put down sick or dying animals of all kinds....which then get collected by the production facility and rendered into pet food products.

    for instance, BB out souces it's production to something like 6 plants across the US. They have had 6 dog food recalls since 2007, so quality control is an issue for them. The last recall I can find for them is March of 2017. They have good ingredients, but they certainly have quality control issues.

    my comment about grain are regarding excessive amounts in kibble. If corn or potatoes are 2nd or 3rd on the bag label, that is excessive.
    i am feeding a dog, not raising a steer.

    just a heads up, keep an eye on your dog year round, be on the look out for changes in behavior or lethargic moods.
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    Nothing wrong with grains for the vast majority of our four legged friends. But there are a few that do have some food allergies. My 1 1/2 year old Brittany appears to have some allergies we have yet been able to get to the bottom of. I have been feeding her a grain free limited ingredient dog food. A few months ago I switched her to Zignature dog food https://www.zignature.com/?page_id=5&lang=en I'm feeding the pork formula (31% protein & 18% fat). She really likes the food and seems to be doing very well on it. If you want to a grain free and limited ingredient diet take a look at Zignature.
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    We all have choices. You be the judge. Dog Food Reviews & Ratings dogfoodadvisor.com

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