believe grains are simply fillers in dog food to keep prices low with little to no nutritional value
We have 8 large dogs and feed the Victor Performance to all of them. 2 dogs are outdoor LGDs and one is a picky eater. They have done OK with the food. Our 6 indoor dogs consist of mostly Great Danes and mixes and all have not had any problems with the food (at least none they’ve told me!) and we feed the Danes 2c twice a day and their weight is great. All have thick, shiny coats. We used to feed Iams but the bags kept getting smaller and the price kept going up. A friend recommended this food to us and you get a 40 pound bag for what you’d pay for a 30 pound bag of Imans. When you have 8 dogs to feed, every pound of dog food counts!
Unfortunately the dog food industry is just as corrupt as the as a politician that might have had good intentions before getting into office, but once in they see the potential of power and control, and lost what they stood for from beginning. A company like castor and pollux was once a legitimate company that had a great idea with a great natural formula based on a healthy lifestyle for our pets. They have now sold themselves and there followers down the river for the O’mighty dollar. A company like merrick will now change the true ingredients of a once healthy food, in order to cut there margins, to compromise the ingredients for a bigger buck at the expense of our pets. But yet the price of the food still remains the same. If your going to take any product and lower its value, than you should price it for what its really worth. GREED RUINS ALL THAT WAS ONCE GOOD!
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My dog has had food allergies since I got him as a puppy, but they have gotten worse as he has gotten older. Hes a 2 yr old Lab, who gets frequent ear infections. I started taking him to a dermatologist and are doing food trials. So far I know that Need dog food with No Soy, Potatoes, Rice, Oats, Peas/Lentils, Squash.
Also, i've tried giving him perscription diets with hydrolized protein. Didn't work. I also tried Hill's ZD and he won't go near it. Even tried starving him to get him to eat it.
I've beens searching the internet like crazy. I found possible raw diets, but I can't afford them. Any suggestions?Grain-free dog food doesn’t necessarily mean superior dog food. While grain-free options often contain more wholesome ingredients like meat, fish, eggs, fruits, and vegetables, switching to a grain-free formula doesn’t necessarily mean your dog will be healthier. Some foods simply swap grains with high-starch carbohydrates like potatoes, which provide little nutritional value. Grains like oats, quinoa, or brown rice would be better options. Starches are complex carbohydrates that turn into sugar when metabolized in the body. Do you know what yeast loves to eat? Sugar! Starches are found not only in rice, corn and wheat, but in potatoes, peas, sweet potatoes – all of those ingredients found in grain-free goods. You see, there’s one really big problem with kibble: they can’t make it without starch. That starch is not only cheap to source, but it’s necessary to hold the kibble together. Without starch, your bag of grain-free dog food would be a bag of dust.Well, it's easy to find a good quality dog food with no corn in it. BUT, very difficulty to find a good quality food without PEAS. It seems all of them have peas or rice. Just found out my Dane has these allergies.