Inedible Animal Food

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  1. Carole says:

    Purina has probably changed their “parking” procedures. Next time these trucks will be hidden behind a solid fence.

    Disgusting…

  2. Lisa, Libby & Ziva's mom says:

    Purina, proud sponser of the GSD national!!!

  3. Lies Rosema says:

    Karen what do you think of Fromm? I’ve been using Fromm Gold lately (now that my store carries it) and other random stuff (I give my dogs table scraps, leftovers, raw eggs, raw venison, cottage cheese, raw beef marrow bones for special treats). Would love to go 100% raw but are dealing with an electrical issue in my 80 year old house and getting a freezer chest right now would probably start a fire.

    • Karen Murray says:

      Hi Lies!
      I understand completely about not being able to get a freezer to feed total raw. There are many in the same boat for one reason or another, BUT you are feeding “little pieces of heaven” to your pack, which is absolutely GREAT!
      Fromm’s and others (who don’t use the garbage in the above article) usually state: “USDA-Inspected Ingredients”. So then the question needs to be asked: “Are the meats used in all of your pet food products USDA Inspected AND APPROVED?” (there is usually a “play on words” in this industry to food the consumer!)
      Per Susan: The response should be either yes or no. And, if you’d like proof – the pet food/treat manufacturer should be more than willing to provide you evidence to support their claim. The answer you want to hear is: “Yes, all meat and vegetable ingredients are USDA inspected and approved; poultry is Grade A, Beef is Prime, vegetables are Restaurant grade.”
      Answers NOT acceptable are: “Our ingredients are sourced from USDA inspected facilities.”
      “We use only the finest quality of ingredients.”
      “Our pet foods are made in a pet food plant, it is illegal for us to state the ingredients are human grade.”
      “AAFCO has no definition for human grade.”
      If they give you those or similar answers, they are dancing around the issue!
      Fromms is one of a very few who has very high standards during the production of their food! So that’s a good thing!
      My other concern is the chemicals that the kibble companies are using, such as Sodium Selenite, which the dogs are ingesting EVERY DAY! ScienceLab.com states Sodium Selenite “may be toxic to blood, kidneys, liver, skin, central nervous system. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage. Repeated exposure to a highly toxic material may produce general deterioration of health by an accumulation in one or many human organs.” http://www.sciencelab.com/msds.php?msdsId=9927277
      Have you ever considered SoJo’s Original? http://www.sojos.com Since your dogs are ok with grains, this might be a good product for you. It looks like Quaker Oats and you add your own meat to it. You can also buy it directly from the company! Since you don’t have the freezer space, you could just purchase your ground beef or turkey weekly to save space. You’d also want to supplement with a good multi vitamin. And of course, then there’s my favorite….:-)……The Honest Kitchen products which cost nearly the same as higher quality kibble! Some people ask me if I get some kind of discount or free food for always suggesting it……nope…..I just think it’s a darn good product (no chemicals & Human Grade) and I feed it to our fur kids when we go on vacation or I run out of raw!
      Hope this helps! 😉

  4. BARB BOWERS says:

    Have you ever heard of BARK by Biguns organic dogfood? Its a small company in Colorado that sources the ingredients locally & organic! Our dogs LOVE IT! been using for 3 years & not one recall. Its only available online but its free shipping & pricing is wholesale for all! Theres nonne of the chemicals & poisons from CHINA in this food!

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