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We're Moving Onto Dog Food?

Postby Tabbart » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:21 pm

Stay away from BHT BHA and ethoxaquine, particularly with the Poms. These are the preservatives that ae in many dry foods and cause problems. Sometimes they are not listed on the labels because the FDA does not require that for dog food unless the product is put in at the final plant.

I like Natural choice lots of people like Innova I don't. There is Royal Canine, Solid Gold and all those things, in a pinch I even like Diamond. I do switch kibbles because I do not like dogs to only have to digest one type of kibble. In the event, as they age, they develop an allergy they have a hard time switching foods as adults if they have only had to digest one formula all their lives.

Again stay away from these preservatives below:

Toxicology of BHA, BHT and

Ethoxyquin in dog food


Promoted kidney carcinogenesis.

Significantly increased incidence of stomach tumors.

Enhanced bladder carcinogenesis.


Enhanced stomach and urinary bladder carcinogenesis.

Causes squamous-cell carcinomas in stomachs.

(Cancers of this type are among the most lethal and fastest acting, the swiftest effects being seen among animals with light colored fur.)


Promoted urinary bladder carcinogenesis.

Could be a promoter of thyroid carcinogenesis.

Studies have noted that BHA and other antioxidants, particularly Propyl Gallate and ethoxyquin, showed additional effects in inducing stomach hyperplasia and cytotoxicity.

According to Dr. Wendell Belfield, DVM, practicing veterinarian for some 26 years, both BHA and BHT are known to cause liver and kidney dysfunction and are banned in some European countries. He adds that ethoxyquin is suspected of causing cancer and that propylene glycol (a pet food ingredient closely related to anti-freeze) causes destruction of red blood cells.

Ethoxyquin is listed and identified as a hazardous chemical by OSHA. It has a rating of 3 on a scale of 1 to 6, with 6 being super toxic requiring less than 7 drops to cause death. When manufactured by Monsanto, the containers are marked with the word POISON. Monsanto makes no representations and will not be responsible for damages of any nature whatsoever. The Department of Agriculture lists and controls Ethoxyquin as a pesticide.
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Postby Gannon » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:24 pm

We use Nutro and sometimes for a treat we mix it with Mighty Dog.
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Postby Zdenek » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:26 pm

I can't remember if it's Petco or PetsMart that has food for specific small breeds.
You might try the ome made specifically for poms.
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Postby Dexter » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:29 pm

Canidae All Stages, Solid Gold and Timberwolf Organics varieties are all well balanced high quality kibble. Canidae is easier to find. Innova Evo is also a good. You can also feed the RAW/BARF species appropriate diet. visit www.barfworld.com for more info on that.
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Postby Michel » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:40 pm

Canidae or other good quality food.
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Postby Derrik » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:41 pm

Science diet is a great food.
The puppy food comes in small

bites for the little ones.
Also some nutrical is also good to give

them from time to time.
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Postby Captain » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:46 pm

i studdied dog foods for 2 months before choosing the food i ended up getting, its called Bil-Jac and its available at petsmart. all you have to read is the back label to understand why...90% of all dog foods these days are packed with cancer causing preservatives and other undesirables, Bil-Jac does not! My dog is on it and it cured all his digestive problems and his coat and skin is so soft and healthy! I love it, and i think they even have a formula for puppies and small dogs.
I use the large dog puppy formula (i have a bullmastiff) and i couldnt be happier.
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Postby Tearley » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:01 pm

Here's a web site that has reviewed multiple brands of kibble and rated as well as reviewed them according to quality: http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_...

Another good site to find out what to look for in dog food and what to avoid is www.dogfoodproject.com

A few general good bets: if corn is the first ingredient, or in the first few ingredient: ditch it.
If it has byproducts or an ingredient listed just as 'meat' with no species specifications: don't feed it.
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Postby Attewater » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:05 pm

First of all I would like to state that Science Diet, Royal Canin, Techni-cal, Eukanuba and Iams are not the greatest foods, they are "nutritionally complete" by AAFCO standards but there are other far better foods out there that cost less and are better for your dogs health!

Some highly nutritional dog foods without by-products or cheap fillers include Natural Balance, Canidae, Solid Gold, Performatrin Ultra and Innova. Go to the website of each food and compare with the above mentioned foods you will see the difference!
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Postby Lowell » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:14 pm

Any high quality food for small breeds will be just fine.
I prefer Nutro and ProPlan.

I can't find Canidae in my area and I'm not paying shipping charges for the amount of food that I would need.
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