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6/12/15 8:48 P

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I've been feeding my bouvier raw food for a few months now and he loves it. He is less gassy emoticon and seems to enjoy his meals so much more. We purchase from a local business who gets their meat from local farms and butcher shop. It costs roughly $2-$3 Cdn per meal for a large dog. He's one of the family and definitely worth it to me.

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5/20/15 3:19 P

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I think you have to really read the labels on about anything you get anymore. Ingredients coming from China is poisoned. Propylene Glycol is acceptable in the U.S. (not sure other countries) as a preservative and many people refuse to believe that it is toxic. It is also used in human food and drinks. They had an article about it in some drinks a couple months ago, mentioning it is banned in European countries and I mentioned that it is anti-freeze and was completely attacked by those who said it was NOT anti-freeze and was not harmful. I believe that most antifreeze is another "glycol" but some antifreeze is propylene glycol. I hadn't realized until a few years ago that it is in almost all the popular treats for dogs (and probably cats), it's in most of those dental chews, including those that are supposed to be all natural ingredients. I agree with Birgit on the homemade food. Wish I could afford to do that, but much of my food comes from the Pet Food Pantry. Fortunately, most all they get is either from natural pet food stores. Only the canned seems to come from other places and I don't think it has the propylene glycol.



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5/20/15 1:10 P

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We may have fed our dogs Beneful when in Mexico but at home it is only Kirkland dog food and they do real well on it.

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5/20/15 11:38 A

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My dogs can't have grain so get a special food. This is good to know if I get another dog.

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5/20/15 10:44 A

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Sadie has never had Beneful. I remember hearing about this lawsuit earlier this year and went back and re-read the labels on her food. Propylene glycol was not listed on either her dry or wet food.

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Thanks, Jeannie, Zoey never has eaten Beneful. She is on Royal Canin canned which is for her weigh and allergies and doing great on it.

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5/20/15 7:17 A

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It is gross. I'm sure dirt would be tastier hehe emoticon

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My dogs won't eat it and I don't like the smell of it


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Beneful seems to be one of the worst dog foods on the market. But then, any dry (kibble) or canned dog food is highly processed and made for bringing a huge profit for the manufacturer, not to provide good nutrition for dogs. I believe in home cooking or feeding raw, it's actually much cheaper than good quality commercial food. There are lots of facebook and yahoo groups that can help you with learning how to do it.
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5/20/15 1:55 A

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Very few companies come clean...Sad. Glad Phoenix is doing better. We have been using Natural Balance for years. We haven't had problems with it either. I like Missing link. We have used it in the past, and we were just talking about putting Munchie on it. It's a bit pricey, but worth it. Hope you are doing well!

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Thanks for letting us know about this one Jeanne! We don't use it, but are always glad to hear about any food / treat issues and pass them on to others as much as possible.

We switched to one of the Fromm foods after we had all the trouble with Blue Buffalo last year, and so far everyone seems to be doing really, really well with it. We also added in "The Missing Link - Ultimate Hip and Joint Care Formula for Dogs " along with the other daily supplements that we give them.

All 3 of the beasties are in great shape now according to the vet, unlike our experiences with Blue Buffalo, which nearly killed Phoenix - despite the fact that the company vehemently denied that there was anything wrong or different with their food.....

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