Bad dog food

:eek: i just ran in to this dog food link i think we should all read it , or am i just over reacting ????????

I don't think any of the premium foods are preserved with EQ any more, and haven't been for many years. This sounds like a major scare tactic designed to sell his book.
While satisfying to the owner, many of the 'home-cooked' meals don't provide consistent nutrition. I do know of people who regularly feed these and are quite happy with it. It is a time-consuming process, though!
Terry

I agree with Terry… you are hard pressed to find EQ in the better quality foods for dogs... but still you should stay away IMO from the supermarket brands, Old Roy, Purina Dog Chow, Kibble & bits, etc... and go for the better quality that are natural... also I have to stay away from corn as one of mine has allergies. But I don't find any value anyway to any food with corn. It is just a filler, it has no value in the diet.. again IMO

There's a thread on the forum somewhere about food and nutrition and if I remember correctly, if the corn is at least low down on the list of ingredients that is much better. Chicken or lamb or some such should be the main ingredient if you buy commerical. Please correct me if I'mwrong.

I think you all are right. Just my little girl gets a rash from any little thing that you feed her i know Purina One is not the best but the chicken and rice seem to do well w/ her. I would like to put her on something better but w/ everything going on right now money is a little tight.

dogs prefer beef and pork to chicken and lamb.
but i read a story where a siberian husky pup was seperated from his mother too early and refused to eat premium dog food. after trying fresh and raw meat liver and other organs the owner called the breeder to ask what she fed the mother. it turns out the mother ate mostly fresh fish and the puppy didn't understand that anything other than fish and milk were actually food.

@Gooby:

dogs prefer beef and pork to chicken and lamb.
but i read a story where a siberian husky pup was seperated from his mother too early and refused to eat premium dog food. after trying fresh and raw meat liver and other organs the owner called the breeder to ask what she fed the mother. it turns out the mother ate mostly fresh fish and the puppy didn't understand that anything other than fish and milk were actually food.

That is not true that dogs prefer beef and pork? Where did you hear that?

The beef and pork thing is definately not true with my dogs and not my experience with dogs in general. Where did you hear that? My dogs really like duck. Organ meat is usually a pretty high value item also. My dogs prefer the Natural Balance Turkey rolls to the Beef rolls.

I read the beef and pork thing in "How Dogs Think" by Stanley Coren. He is psychololgist of both people and dogs and internationally accredited. The story about pork and beef comes from study in a maryland university, I don't have the book in front of me so I can't tell you which. That book also contains the story about the huskey and goes on to say that dogs love food, period.

I can understand what you described about the husky pup Goober, I have noticed with all my dogs that if it is something completely new and they have never smelled it before they will either sniff it and walk away, or sniff it and taste it.

But I have never known anything about the thing of where dogs prefer beef and pork versus other meat. I wouldn't say that it is untrue, I think it's a more individual dog type thing. Even in the wild, canines eat poultry/fowl and fish on top of game meats deer/bear/goat/elks what ever else is out there. What they eat of course is based on the area in which the wild canine lives.

Also, they will just eat things so other dogs don't, learned that with Tiggy today LOL he ate a carrot so Reggie wouldn't eat even though he had no interest in the carrot and Reggie was just standing near by, Reggie WILL NOT eat raw carrots so he showed no interest in it, Tig ate it just so Reg wouldn't

@Gooby:

I read the beef and pork thing in "How Dogs Think" by Stanley Coren. He is psychololgist of both people and dogs and internationally accredited. The story about pork and beef comes from study in a maryland university, I don't have the book in front of me so I can't tell you which. That book also contains the story about the huskey and goes on to say that dogs love food, period.

Stanley Coren also published a book on dog intelligence that ranked basenjis near last but if you look at his experimental design he was really looking at tractibility and not necessarily intelligence. So it would depend on the experimental design. I would say that dogs love food and anyone who uses food as a motivator can tell you different foods have different values to different dogs. They each have preferences and those preferences can change over time. My obedience instructor's Border Terrier turns her nose up at anything containing pork and is not overly fond of beef but loves poultry.

As for veggies, mine love carrots, beans, apples, and watermelon. The also like orange juice but not oranges and banana chips or dried banana but not fresh banana.

IMHO, lumping all dogs food preferences together isn't any different than trying to lump all people's food preferences together. Some people like beef, some don't. Some people like pizza, some don't. Some people LOVE chocolate, some don't (although I can't understand why). In my experience it's the same thing with dogs.

Something the government doesn't want you to know is that there are no people who don't like chocolate. The people who don't are really robots.

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