NEW BRAND of DOG FOOD??

@Nancy-Berry said in NEW BRAND of DOG FOOD??:

Doesn't taking all that fish oil leave a "heavy'" feeling in your stomach? I belch a lot at times...wouldn't I taste that fishy oil?? Yuckooh!!

If you get high quality fish oil, not at all. I keep the fishoil in the fridge and take with food. The Rx is to be left unrefrigerated... not burping or taste either. I always eat plenty of veggies... never helped. TRY THE FISH OIL! 🙂

@DebraDownSouth I'll have to talk that over with my Dr. due to all the other meds I take. But I don't always eat everyday either! But I'll check with my Dr.

@Baba-Bamidele said in NEW BRAND of DOG FOOD??:

@DebraDownSouth The dogs in Benin weren't malnourished, not the ones that had owners, at least. And people have been cooking far longer than 200 years, so dogs have likely been eating cooked food for much longer than that. 🙂 Dogs that died young in West Africa were usually killed by cars or motorcycles.

You cannot look at a dog and know if malnourished... they can be fat and not getting the right nutrition. But I was talking about the ones living pretty much wild, not owned. Many cultures around the world care for their pets.. I hope you didn't think I meant owners neglected them. 😞 That wasn't my intention at all. The comment was about dogs scavenging for food... that typically isn't an owned dog who is being fed.

Yes, people cooking far longer than 200 yrs, but dogs were still hunting and eating raw/dead things, and of course some or a lot of table scraps. Research has shown parasites were a bigger killer than most problems, but dogs and people can live a long life and have terrible nutrition.

@giza1 said in NEW BRAND of DOG FOOD??:

A dog's taste ability does NOT far exceed ours, they have only about 17% of the number of tastebuds we do. Their scenting ability is what far exceeds, so they certainly can smell our food very well, but taste, not so much.
Joanne

Joanne, I knew less taste buds, but I assumed, like humans, that their sense of smell enhanced it. Thanks for the correction! I like when I learn, and your post led me to this article. It explains why I've never had a dog who cared about those sprays to stop chewing. 🙂 They probably chewed a good bit of damage before tasting it.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201104/how-good-is-your-dogs-sense-taste

Too tired to check how accurate, but interesting read. I guess growing up in Appalachia where most dogs were farm dogs for my grandparents age... I think about them hunting a lot. Obviously not true everywhere.

http://www.neatorama.com/pet/2013/05/20/Kibble-Me-This-The-History-of-Dog-Food/

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@DebraDownSouth said in NEW BRAND of DOG FOOD??:

You cannot look at a dog and know if malnourished... they can be fat and not getting the right nutrition. But I was talking about the ones living pretty much wild, not owned. Many cultures around the world care for their pets.. I hope you didn't think I meant owners neglected them. 😞 That wasn't my intention at all. The comment was about dogs scavenging for food... that typically isn't an owned dog who is being fed.

Yes, people cooking far longer than 200 yrs, but dogs were still hunting and eating raw/dead things, and of course some or a lot of table scraps. Research has shown parasites were a bigger killer than most problems, but dogs and people can live a long life and have terrible nutrition.

Gotcha. I was just making sure were were on the same page, and it looks like we are. One small proviso: The West African dogs were both scavengers and pets, so their diet came from a combination of both food found in communal refuse piles (from which pigs, goats, chickens, and sheep also were fed), and from the owners' table scraps. It's a very communal system, with refuse piles containing so much organic matter from cooking that it's not as inhumane as it might seem at first blush. But, yeah, this is a far cry from pariah dogs that have no owner to speak of.

Parasites and vaccines were indeed another issue. There was a vet in town who handled that sort of thing, but most dog owners only used him for emergencies, I suspect. 😕

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@Nancy-Berry Carrots are not the best as they are high in sugar compared to other Veggies, everything in moderation as they say

I like RAW carrots for roughage. They don't really digest them much, you can see chunks come out like they went in. But yeah, not much cooked for them here.

Hi Nancy! I have fed my one year old basenji Rocket, FreshPet since he was 4 months old. They make several different varieties. Different stores seem to consistently carry different ones. There is a puppy formula in a log that he ate for quite awhile. Fresh Pet is expensive compared to the majority of commercial dog foods available but it actually smells delicious and is real food not just by-products. I have seen one company that labels their dog food human grade food but it is dehydrated raw food that is a powder and reconstitutes into a mush. Fresh Pet has been amazing for Rocket. His coat is silky soft and he is just gorgeous looking and healthy. I do switch around between the soft pellets and the log food. Basenjis must get bored easily with the same meal each time! I top some meals with a little cooked chicken or plain meat occasionally . Vital is the formula that's seems the best for him. It's grain free but has vegetables and fruits in each one. FreshPet factory is actually made near us in Bethlehem Pa. In a beautiful looking factory. I wish they had a store there to buy retail but alas they do not. Hope this helps a bit!****

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